MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Dated: Tuesday Evening. Envelope addressed: Wm Austin Dickinson./Care of Joel Norcross./Boston./Mass. Postmarked: Amherst Ms./Sept 24.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 87-89, in part; LL 160-161, in part; L (1931) 86-87, in part; Home165-168, entire.
On the journey home from Boston the girls traveled by the Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad to Grout's Corner (Miller's Falls) and then fifteen miles by stage, through Sunderland. John Thompson, whom they saw there, had taken Austin's place as teacher in the Sunderland school. To support herself, Susan Gilbert left Amherst in September against family opposition to teach at a private school in Baltimore, conducted by Robert Archer.