1871 Letters

July 23, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

July 23, 1871

To: Frank Tomlinson

From: Henry Keith, Buffalo, NY

Has to defer his visit to Perry until he returns from the west which will be about September 1st.

Scan of 1871-07-23 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson 

Buffalo July 23d 1871

Cousin Frank

I have the impression that I have written you more letters in the last three weeks than I had for some time before. Now about visiting you it seem impossible for me to be able to get over to your place until I return from the west. We sail Aug 1st which will be next Tuesday week. I cannot posibly get over to Perry[1] before that time therefore my visit to Perry will have to be deferred until my return from the west which will be about the 1st of September. I shall then pay you a visit. I expect to return East and probably spend the winter here in Buffalo.

If any of you have any word to send to Mich[2] write and tell me. Does your Mother[3] wish me to send the article named in your Fathers[4] note? Mrs Smead and George expect to go to LeRoy this week to visit all around the _____. I shall look for you and Grandmother[5] up west about the middle of next month.

Hoping to hear from you.

I remain

H. L. Keith


[1] Perry, New York

[2] Michigan

[3] Marion (Sprague) Tomlinson

[4] George Tomlinson

[5] Martha “Patty” (Keith) Sprague

*Thanks to Leigh Terrass, great-granddaughter of John Frank Tomlinson, for sharing this letter with me and allowing me to post it. In order to keep the letters chronological in the https://lettersfromthe1860s.wordpress.com/ blog post, it was given a posting date of 02-18-2018 even though it wasn’t until September of 2021 that I received the letters from Leigh

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