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(Amos) Bronson
[bron-suh n] /ˈbrɒn sən/ (Show IPA), 1799–1888, U.S. educator and philosopher.
his daughter, Louisa May, 1832–88, U.S. author.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

I’m reminded here of Louisa May Alcott’s story about the children who put beans up their noses.
The Folly of Impeachment David Frum May 17, 2013

Susan Cheever is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, most recently Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography.
Shut Up, Naipaul! June 2, 2011

That honor must surely go to the death of Beth in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.
Charles Dickens’ Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering David Frum February 17, 2013

Historical Examples

Miss Alcott wished to have most of her letters destroyed, and her sister respected her wishes.
Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott

Mr. Alcott interrupted him with delight and said, “My daughter Louisa wrote that.”
How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden

In 1852 he returned to Concord and purchased a small house which had once been the residence of the philosopher Alcott.
Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made James D. McCabe, Jr.

There she met Mr. Alcott and engaged to teach in his school in Boston.
Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach

Treating life as a grand epic poem, the philosophic Alcott forgets that Homer must nod or we should all fall asleep.
Literary and Social Essays George William Curtis

Miss Alcott’s Mephistopheles is even capable of generous impulses.
Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach

In a private note, Mr. Emerson urged Mr. Alcott to give up his school, as the people of Boston were not worthy of him.
Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach

Louisa May. 1832–88, US novelist, noted for her children’s books, esp Little Women (1869)


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