Fruitlands and Brook Farm – a closer look

I have two articles I’d like to share with you regarding utopian communities involving the Alcotts.

The first is a list, compiled by Alcott scholar Joel Myerson, of the archives at the Fruitlands Museum. You will see that there are several unpublished papers from Abba and Anna along with a list of books the museum holds from their time at the farm. My thanks to Joel Myerson for allowing me to share his work with you.

Fruitlands Museum Catalog by Joel Myerson

Brook Farm recollections

The Hive — From the American Literary blog

Among the materials are papers from the inspiration for Fruitlands, Brook Farm. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of its members. Here is a piece with recollections from two members of the community, one being the older brother of John Bridge Pratt, husband to Anna Alcott Pratt. There is a delightful reference to a visit from the Alcott girls (pre-May). It might possibly have been the first meeting of Anna and John!

FrederickPratt-BrookFarm

 

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4 Replies to “Fruitlands and Brook Farm – a closer look”

  1. I just found your blog today, and I really enjoy it. I love Little Women. I always wanted to be a writer, and when I was a child I used to practice getting my publishing acceptance letter just like Jo!

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