STUDY: "If in Emerson's study perpetual twilight reigns," wrote a visitor to Orchard House in 1874," in Alcott's it is always noon. The great sun shines in it all day, the great fireplace roars, and the warm crimson hangings temper the sunlight and reflect the firelight. Quaint mottoes and pictures hang on the walls." Mr. Alcott's books fill the shelves and the room is furnished with his library table, chair and desk. The Concord School of Philosophy, an adult, co-educational summer school led by Mr. Alcott, first met in this room until a larger building adjacent to Orchard House was constructed in 1880.

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