This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
A formatted, full-text transcription for this object is available here or by selecting TEXT from the download options on this page.
ABBYY FineReader 11.0
For questions or information about duplication, licensing, or copyright status for this item, please contact Special Collections, Middlebury College Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Archive Python library 0.9.8
Maplewood Nov. 14th 1869
Dear Miss Chandler, Lest I should miss meeting you at Louisa's room, (43 Pinckney Street) before Friday next, when I propose leaving for the West, I write a word just to say that in a country so wild and free something of interest cannot fail to prompt the pen to communicate [pagebreak] with those left at the East. I shall perhaps visit St. Louis and see your friends there. I cannot now speak of the extent of my journey, nor of the time of my return. The West has hitherto been unexpectedly hospitable to things that I entertain, and I may find it agreeable to stop the winter there. All the more will your words be welcome in those Wilds, and the mails have a new interest as they arrive in the cities where I may chance [pagebreak] to be staying at the time. Mr. Channing is giving some interesting lectures at the Lowell Institute. He sent me tickets. If you care to hear his next are Zoroaster, the Star-Lord of the East, come in on Friday evening and go with Louisa and May. He is a person whom you should see and hear once at least. My Conversation at the Woman's Club Room is deferred till my return from the West. Mrs. Channing may speak on the 29th instead. [pagebreak] The radical Club meets to- morrow at [A. Bartols?]. Mr. Potter reads the paper. Mr. Emerson I hear is coming, and if I go, it will be to introduce Count Z- of Poland, to the Company. He gave an interesting lecture on Poland, on Friday morning to the Womans'Club. Very affectionately Yours, 1. Bronson Alcott