29. New York Visit? 1877

May Envelope addressed to Emma from Walton, New York.
May Envelope addressed to Emma from Walton, New York.
Walton, New York March 26, 1877
Friend Emma,
As I think of visiting New York (City) sometime this season (thinking of making you a visit), I have concluded to drop you a line to find out your whereabouts whether Pike Street, Eldred or some other place.

I may not carry out my designs as “business comes before pleasure,” but if nothing interferes I shall see N.Y. before many months pass by, also Eldred. I have been teaching the past winter and seem to be out of employment just now, and should the present circumstances continue long, Walton can’t hold me. But I must close.
Yours truly, Chester Beers 1877-may-13-a


Walton, May 13, 1877
Friend Emma,
Your favor of Apr. 5th came to hand in due time. I don’t think I shall visit New York before Autumn and possibly not then. Just returned from Buffalo and will try and call at Mr. Austin’s sometime in June if nothing prevents. Of course I shall expect your presence and company.

If not to much trouble please send me a note when you arrive home or upon your way as I can not be very positive about stopping when you are not there.
Yours truly, Chester Beers

Emma Austin
103 Christopher St., NYC May 13, 1877

Mr. Beers,
In reply to your note of March, I sent you shortly afterward my address. I am sorry you did not make your anticipated visit to this city or if you have been here that you were unable to call upon me as you promised to do.

If you have not been here, I suppose you will hardly come this season, although it is very pleasant here yet.

I shall not be able to go home in June as I thought when I wrote to you. I have informed you of this disappointment as soon as I was sure of it myself, for fear you might (though I hardly think there is any danger) at some inconvenience to yourself endeavor to grant my request—that you would visit Eldred then.

If just as agreeable and convenient for you, I should consider it as a favor if you would postpone your visit there until fall. I do not see now that I can go home before the first of Sept. I shall not stay more than four weeks), but if you will let me know when it is most convenient for you to go to Sull., will any time after the 1st of Sept. make my visit when I shall be most like to see you.
Yours, E.E. Austin

Note: Chester and Emma’s letters must have passed each other in the mail. The above letter is the only one of Emma’s to Chester (Mr. Beers) that I have.

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4. What is the News? October 29, 1869
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7. I Would Not Wait for Erie’s Train
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10. February 28, 1870, What Is the News?
11. Who Teaches in the Village, April 1870
12. Fair Hagan’s Pool, June 1870
13. Shades of Night, 1870
14. Deposit, New York, 1871
15. Dear Father, January 1872
16. Emma Attends Albany Normal, March 1872
17. Lumberland Schoolhouse, 1872
18. Verdant Meadows, June 1, 1873
19. I Have Been Very Busy, August 30, 1873
20. 1874–1875
21. 1876, A Challenging Year
22. Impossible To Be Your Friend, 1876
23. The Old Schoolhouse, May 1876
24. Centennial 1876
26. Save Your Patience, June 1876
27. More 1876 Centennial Images
28. Old Acquaintance, February 1877

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