Question for you: How interested are you in unpublished letters from Alcott family members?

As I’ve been transcribing letters I’ve seen at the Houghton Library, I’ve been dying to share their content with you. I wrote to Houghton asking for permission and as long as I properly cite them, I can publish as much as I want!

Here’s the question: Would you be interested in full-length letters on this blog?

Right now I am transcribing letters from Abba, Anna and Lizzie (and so far one from May and one from Louisa).

I find Anna’s letters of particular interest because she deftly spins a good story and includes many wonderful day-to-day details.

Reading letters in their entirety paint a broader picture.

I don’t have a lot right now but there are some I’d love to post.

Leave your comments and let me know.

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16 thoughts on “Question for you: How interested are you in unpublished letters from Alcott family members?

  1. Julie says:

    Yes! I can’t wait!

  2. Fiona says:

    Yes, very interested. I loved the letters that Louisa and May wrote during their travels abroad and I love anything to do with all the Alcott women

  3. Christy says:

    Yes! I’ve been hooked on Louisa May Alcott ever since I found your blog over a year ago and would love to read her family letters!

  4. SilverSeason says:

    I would like as many letters as you have, full length if possible. Reading a complete letter, with the trivial as well as important matters discussed, gives a real picture of the letter writer.

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  6. says:

    I would love to read them!—-Merri

  7. I would so LOVE this, xo LMA

  8. Daniel Bunton says:

    I would be very interested in seeing letters from Elizabeth as she is my favorite of the Alcott girls. I fear that she is often overlooked and wish she wasn’t as much of a mystery. Thanks for all that you are doing to help us become more familiar with the Alcotts.

  9. jbee says:

    Definitely, especially from Lizzie. Your description of Anna’s sounds good too!

  10. It’s a wonderful idea. And I’m glad the Houghton is amenable. Thanks for sharing your work!

  11. Meredith says:

    Would love to see them!

  12. B MK says:

    Greetings, Susan –

    Very interested in reading some of the letters! Especially those with day-to-day details. Love your posts. Beth

    Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 14:38:24 +0000 To:

  13. AnneJoLaura says:

    Yes, very interested! Thank you for sharing what you have transcribed (and thanks to Houghton Library for allowing you to do so)!

  14. Emily M says:

    I just came across this blog today and it is FANTASTIC! I would absolutely love it if you were kind enough to share the letters you have transcribed.

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