The Concord Free Public Library has a rich collection of manuscripts and personal papers relating to the Alcott family, including the largest body of working literary manuscripts by Louisa May Alcott. Few of her literary manuscripts survived because it was common practice to discard the originals once the book was published. Since the nineteenth-century, Special Collections has had two chapters of Little Women and two of Little Men; Special Collections also holds the Frank Thayer Merrill drawings to the illustrated 1880 edition of Little Women. The library acquired additional rare working manuscripts of Louisa May Alcott in 2016,including chapters from Eight Cousins and Under the Lilacs. In her presentation, Curator Anke Voss will share highlights from these exceptional holdings. Please call the COA office to reserve your spot and we will send you a Zoom invitation: 978-318-3020.