Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Alcott, Amos Bronson

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ALCOTT, Amos Bronson, teacher and philosopher, was born in Wolcott, Connecticut, November 29, 1799. After a brief mercantile experience he began teaching, at first in Connecticut, afterwards (1828) in Boston, and ultimately in Concord, Massachusetts, where he still resides. Mr. Alcott's celebrity is founded not only on the success of his school and his methods of teaching, but also upon his fame as a philosophical thinker and conversationalist. In 1836 he published "Conversations with Children on the Gospels" (2 vols.); in 1868 "Tablets;" and in 1872 "Concord Days." A description of his school may be found in E. P. Peabody's "Record of a School" (1834).