After several other moves, in October 1857 the Alcott family returned to Concord, and in May 1858 settled down at Orchard House
. Orchard House, named after the apple orchard that once existed behind it, was the home of the Alcotts for many years. Here Bronson Alcott wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1865; published 1882), Tablets
(1868), Concord Days
(1872), and Table Talk
(1877), as well as some poetry.