As in: “They named the place Fruitlands. Among the temporary visitors were Isaac Hecker, an erstwhile Brook Farmer, and Jane-Ann Page, who served briefly as tutor for the five children.”
Baker, C. (1996). Emerson among the eccentrics: A group portrait. New York: Viking. p. 220.
If you’re curious about the content of this quote, please see these resources:
· Explore the Mass Moments web site for an introductions to Fruitlands and Brook Farm, which was a local experiment in communal living. Books on these topics can be found with a keyword search of our online catalog.
· Lovers of Concord’s own Louisa May Alcott, who had lived at Fruitlands, may also want to peruse The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia, available through ebrary, Inc.™ .
· Isaac Hecker, mentioned in the quote, went on to found the Paulist Fathers. In downtown Boston, they are on Park Street at the Paulist Center.