Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott
Short Name: Louisa May Alcott
Full Name: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
Birth Year: 1832
Death Year: 1888

Alcott, Louisa May, b. Nov. 29, 1833, d. at Concord, March 5, 1888. She published Little Men, Little Women, &c, and also wrote a few hymns for children.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Alcott, Louisa M., p. 1550, i. Mrs. Eva Munson Smith, in her Woman in Sacred Song, 1885, p. 668, gives Miss Alcott's hymn, "A little kingdom I possess," and prints a note thereon from Miss Alcott, dated “Concord, Oct. 7, 1883," in which Miss Alcott says that this hymn is “the only hymn I ever wrote. It was composed at thirteen, and . . . still expresses my soul's desire." The hymn is in the Baptist School Hymnal, 1880, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Louisa May Alcott (; November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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