Abraham Everett, better known as Abraham Woods, enjoyed reversing his name to call himself "Woods Abram." At age 42, he joined Amos Bronson Alcott
's utopian community, Fruitlands
, at Harvard, Massachusetts in 1843. Before enrolling at Fruitlands he worked as a cooper and at one point had been committed to an insane asylum. Jones Very
, therefore, is not alone in being considered a Transcendental madman.