Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:
Contains correspondence between Louisa and assorted family, friends, publishers, and others, on personal and business matters. Materials dated 1863 to 1887.
Contains a 2-page letter from Louisa to a "Dear Friend", giving a description of her mother's recent death. Dated Decemeber 2 (approximately 1877).
Contains a 4-page letter from Louisa to a Maggie Lukens. Includes a discussion of life, death, immortality, and recent books she has read. Typescript is included. Dated February 14 (approximately 1884).
Contains a 2-page note from Louisa to a Miss Alice, in which she acknowledges the receipt of May's curtains (which she could not do sooner because of her mother's dangerous illness). Dated October 9 (approximately 1877).
Contains a 2-page letter from Louisa to a Miss Chandler. Alcott expresses her inability to leave her ill mother. The Alcotts are hurrying to shut the house for the winter; they are going stay at the Thoreau house, which Anna has just purchased. Typescript included. Undated (labeled only "Wed a.m."), but approximately September 1877.
Contains a 2-page letter from Louisa to a Miss Smith, in which she thanks an unknown friend for a gift of pressed ferns which she will use to "garland the pictures of my dear mother & the home of the absent sister far away in France." Ink autograph lettercard, signed; includes photocopy and typed transcription. This note is unknown to the Calendar of Alcott Letters. Dated December 25 (approximately 1878).
Contains a 2-page letter (including envelope) from Louisa to a Mr. Wright. The letter indicates Alcott's close relationship with Wright and his large family; she implies that for a time she boarded with him, and refers to herself as a "literary spinster," and also makes reference to her uncle Samuel Joseph May. Dated January 5 (approximately 1864).
Contains a 2-page letter from Louisa to a Mrs. Sweet. Alcott outlines her ideas for a children's story to be written by Mrs. Sweet, and offers to write the introduction when it is finished and send it to a publisher. Typescript and envelope, addressed to Mrs. J. E. Sweet, Lewis & Clarke Co., Marysville, Montana, are included. Envelope postmarked September 11, 1885.
Contains a 2-page letter from Louisa to a Mrs. [Mary Mapes] Dodge, from Concord, Massachusetts. Content: The press of "home affairs" and her mother's poor health make it impossible for Louisa to make binding engagements. She mentions loyalty to her illustrator Elizabeth B. Greene. Dated October 8 (approximately 1874).
Contains a 2-page letter from Louisa to a Mrs. Dodge. Alcott sends a story written by her thirteen-year-old cousin in hopes of finding a place for it in the "Children's Corner" of St. Nicholas. Regrets her inability to write a Christmas story for Mrs. Dodge. Dated December 31 (approximately 1878).