Abigail May Alcott





Abigail May Alcott

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born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
October 08, 1800

died
November 25, 1877

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Abigail "Abba" May Alcott was the wife of education reformer and transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott and the mother of four daughters including novelist, Louisa May Alcott who wrote Little Women. An activist for several causes including educational reform, women's suffrage, and abolitionism, Abigail was one of the first female paid social workers in the state of Massachusetts.


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“I often feel happier, after putting down some of my own experiences [in my journal], than I do in reading much. Novels, even if they are good, pass out of my memory very rapidly. I enjoy it as I should a scene at the theatre; but am not essentially benefited by the incidents or morals. What more desirable at this period of my life than to find sources of daily peace and joy from within; that I think is true life.”
Abigail May Alcott