Charles Lane was an English-American Transcendentalist. Lane admired Alcott's philosophy of teaching and when Alcott traveled to England to drum up support for what would become the Fruitlands experiment, Lane was on board. Alcott was too broke to invest money into the farm, so Lane purchased nearly 100 acres in Harvard, Massachusetts, where Fruitlands would eventually stand.
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917
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