Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist. She is best known for
the novel Little Women, published in 1868. Despite worsening
health, Alcott wrote through the rest of her life, finally succumbing to
the after-effects of mercury poisoning contracted during her Civil War
service: she had received calomel treatments for the effects of typhoid.
Death: March 6, 1888
She died in Boston at the age of 55, two days after visiting
her father on his deathbed.
Where are they buried?
- Alcott Memorial Gardens, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA
- Forest Cemetery, Seneca Falls, NY
- Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts