Thursday, March 12, 2009


Louisa May Alcott

March is Historical Women's Month.I thought it only befitting to shed a little light on and honor one of the many women in our history that brought a lot joy to many a girls childhood, including my own. Remember Jo and her sisters in "Little Women"? What young girl didn't love reading that story?

I will be sharing a little of Louisa's history each day with you for the next few days. I hope you enjoy!

Birthdate: November 29, 1832

Birthplace: Germantown (which is now a part of Philadelphia),Pennsylvania. Her family moved in 1834 to Boston, Mass. and then again in 1840 to Boston.

Date of Death: March 6, 1888, the date of own fathers funeral, of which she was unaware.

Place of Death: Boston, Mass.

Louisa was one of four daughters. Although her fathers association with the Transcendentalists allowed Louisa to grow up in an intellectual and non conventional environment, her own views challenged the transcendental philosophies. Her education served to foster her love and dedication to writing, acting, education and women's rights.Louisa attended a small school in Still River Village and a small classrom located in her family's barn for a short time although most of her early education was received by her father. Writers and family friends such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawtorne and Margaret Fuller instructed Louisa throughout her childhood

1 comment:

  1. She was my favourite author. Thanks for sharing.