Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands

Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands

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Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands

Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands

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The following account of the Fruitlands Community is largely a compilation of writings regarding it by eye-witnesses and those in close touch with its members. This is the surest way of forming a just estimate of the experiment and the characters involved.

Mr. Frank B. Sanborn, in his book entitled " Bronson Alcott ," describes in a few short sentences the circumstances which led up to the formation of the Community, and this is what he says:--

"James Pierrepont Greaves was an Englishman born in 1777, who at the age of forty went to reside in Switzerland with Pestalozzi, for four years, and there adopted, a few years before young Alcott did, the chief ideas of Pestalozzi, as to the training of children. Returning to England in 1825, he gradually formed a circle of mystics and reformers, in London and its vicinity . . .

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