MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Dated: Wednesday noon. Envelope addressed: William Austin Dickinson./Care of Joel Norcross./Boston./Mass. Postmarked: Amherst Ms Oct 2.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 90-93, in part; LL 162-164, in part; L (1931) 90-92, in part; Home 169-172, entire.
An account of the aurora borealis was published in the Hampshire Franklin Express on 3 October. Each of the two Howland brothers, William and George, was for a time a special friend of Lavinia's. Emeline Kellogg and Henry Nash were married four years later. Samuel Kingsbury died, September 27, aged 88. On Jane Grout, see letter no. 60.