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Amos Bronson Alcott
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Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) is still known today as an educator, writer, and leading Transcendentalist, in addition to being the father of author Louisa May Alcott. He began corresponding with Mary Baker Eddy after she sent him a copy of the first edition of Science and Health in January 1876. Alcott was an advocate for the book, circulating copies amongst his friends and donating a copy to Concord Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts. Over the next two years, he occasionally visited with Mary Baker Eddy and also attended and spoke at two meetings of the Christian Scientist Association.