On vacation with Louisa May Alcott: Last Day of the Summer Conversational Series – Being and Doing: Louisa explores herself and her beliefs through her writing (Part One)

Note: I missed Day 3 of the series because of my trip into Harvard’s Houghton Library. For any of you who follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I scored big on this trip. I photographed a total of twenty-five letters, five of which come from Lizzie (and they are lengthy). It will take a …

What was ailing Louisa May Alcott?

Susan Cheever's book has now led me through Louisa's service in the Civil War and her battle with pneumonia and typhoid which resulted in high doses of calomel and subsequent mercury poisoning. Her service resulted in her finding her true voice as a writer, but at a terrible cost with regards to her health. She …