Louisa May Alcott letter
Scope and Contents
Letter written to Mr. Higginson declining his offer to contribute articles to a publication. Letter dated July 4th, but with no year.
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Open for public research.
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Biographical / Historical
Louisa May Alcott (1832 November 29-1888 March 6) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, which she wrote in 1868.
Language of Materials
This letter was in the New York apartment of noted Alcott scholar Madeleine Stern, one of the founders of the Louisa May Alcott Collection at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Orchard House, home of the Alcott's in Concord, Mass., came to BYU 14 July 2005 for the Louisa May Alcott Conference. Madeleine gave Jan the framed letter for her to give to Special Collections. At the Conference, Jan presented the framed letter to Jean Larsen, wife of Dean Larson, in memory of him. Jean, in turn, donated the letter to Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Madeline B. Stern.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Louisa May Alcott letter
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 20
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.