On Saturday we were back in Concord MA and made the pilgrimage to Sleepy Hollow cemetery. We passed through the Authors’ Gate, climbed up to Authors’ Ridge and went looking for the Alcott graves. It was nearly 6pm and we had the place to ourselves so it felt all the more special to stand a while at the resting place of Louisa and her Little Women.
Louisa, May (Amy), Elizabeth (Beth) , Abigail (Marmee), Amos Bronson(Father)
Amos Bronson (father), Abigail (mother/Marmee), Anna (Meg), Louisa (Jo), Elizabeth (Beth), May (Amy)
Between Louisa, the writer, and May, the artist. Louisa had this marker placed in the family plot for May, who is buried in Paris, where she died.
Other famous writers buried on the ridge are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Thoreau and Emerson, contemporaries and neighbours of the Alcotts.
Hawtorne, author The Scarlet Letter
Authors’ Ridge, Sleepy Hollow
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