MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil. Dated: Thursday noon. Envelope franked and addressed by Edward Dickinson. Postmarked: Amherst Ms [?]
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 122, in part; L (1931) 120, in part; Home 280-281, entire.
Edward Dickinson enclosed a brief note saying that he must postpone his trip to Boston. The missing valise probably turned up, for it is not mentioned again. John Grave's invitation to the girls may have followed ED's reminder (no. 117) that he had not called recently. Anna Charlotte Warner was the eleven-year-old daughter of Professor Aaron Warner. On the Newmans, see letters no. 104 and 106.
The Germanian orchestra, conducted by Carl Bergmann, came to the United States from Berlin in 1848. During the six years it lasted, the orchestra gave nine hundred concerts in all parts of the country, often in collaboration with local choral societies. The Spring Exhibition at Amherst College took place on April 19, and was concluded with a concert by the Germania Serenade Band.