Chester Beers, Eldred Schoolmaster 1868

Chester Beers photo courtesy of Kathy T.

In my collection of items not in any of my books is a photo of Chester Beers and a number of letters he wrote to Emma Austin and sometimes her sister Aida, in the years 1869 to 1878. (Emma died of TB in 1879.)

In his letters Chester Beers, from Walton, NY, often refers to Lumberland where he taught in the winter of 1868. Chester taught four months during the winter and farmed the rest of the year.

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