Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence by the author, and legal documents. The manuscripts include essays, stories, and poems in holograph, as well as a manuscript copied in Anna Alcott Pratt's hand. The correspondence, dating from 1865 to 1884, includes letters from the author to Edward Henry and Bertie Barton, Moncure Daniel Conway, Dean Grey, Mary Elizabeth Channing Higginson, and others.
The Louisa May Alcott collection of papers are arranged in three series: