Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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Amos Bronson (Bronson) Alcott
Born in Wolcott, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Boston Village, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Bronson Alcott was a transcendentalist philosopher, abolitionist, and teacher. He was full of dreams and schemes, an idealist who founded a commune called Fruitlands and became a vegan before the term even existed. Fruitlands failed miserably, and Alcott got by on loans from others, including his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, but the Alcotts were often without money.

Bronson Alcott died on March 4, 1888; a few days earlier, bedridden, he had told his visiting daughter Louisa, "I am going up. Come with me." She replied, "I wish I could." As it turned out, she followed him just two days later, dying of a stroke at age 55.[1]


Name: Louise M Alcott
Birth Date: abt 1833
Event Type: Death
Event City: Boston
Death Date: 6 Mar 1888
Death Age: 55
Father Name: A Bronson
Mother Name: Abby M Bronson

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Biographical Dictionary of American Educators, Vol. 1, ed. John F. Ohles, 1978, Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press...JR 1/2018

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On 23 Apr 2017 at 16:26 GMT Dana Burns wrote:

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