Reading about May and Louisa’s European tour in 1870-71 in Caroline Ticknor’s book, May Alcott A Memoir reminds me again of how strong the creative life force was in that family. There was such a sense of adventure in those two women, expressed through colorful stories and informative sketches and drawings. Was such talent and energy limited to just Louisa’s immediate family? Does anyone have information they could provide about Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt’s children? Did May’s daughter, Lulu Nieriker, have any children? Are any relations still living in Concord? Leave me a comment and let me know.
p.s. a curious find (probably only curious to me!) – in doing a preliminary search for current relatives, I found that my own family name figured in! My maiden name is Hoyle and I saw this in a list of family correspondences to be found at the Concord Library –
BRONSON ALCOTT PRATT [as recipient] (1 item):
ALS, Carrie M. Hoyle “To Mr. Alcott Pratt,” 1912 May 17 (invitation from Hoyle as Secretary of Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association to opening of the Alcott House).
Makes me want to find out who this Carrie M. Hoyle is. It appears the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree. 🙂