Amherst (Mass.) - View of a road at Massachusetts Agricultural College. Written on verso: "Taken by Newton Shultis about 1895 with a Hawkeye camera -- a huge boxlike affair. fell in my possession if I had some plates I would be tempted to start out tomorrow" I have now filed away some 30 plates of views of grounds of MAC taken with the camera by the writer in 95 or 96. Please accept this with my compliments, Newton S... more
1893 Sept. 12
Amherst (Mass.) - Newton is glad to have heard from his father, but suggests he visit in about three weeks, to help divide the time when they are apart and also when campus is up and running, the corn is being cut, and the leaves are changing. Newton's cough is better, and he is enjoying his work more this term.
1894 June 3
Amherst (Mass.) - Newton decided to not go home recently, as he will be there in two weeks. After commencement he will have a lot of things to bring home, including his bicycle, which has a leaking tire. The day earlier they had the largest hail storm Newton had ever seen, but all of the recent rain has been good for the farm, as the corn, potatoes, and grass are doing well. His term has gon... more
1894 Jan. 10
Amherst (Mass.) - Newton received the letters from his parents, and thanks his father for sending a check, with which he can now pay his board. He mentions the snow storm, keeping a diary, and sending letters home. He asks for his mother to send this week's Youth's Companion, as it has a piece about Lieutenant John Perry's house.
1893 Mar. 1
Amherst (Mass.) - Newton thanks his father for his letter and ten dollars, and wonders how little he can live on and save after tabulating his expenses for February at thirty four dollars. He mentions the snowy weather, his desk and room set up, letters from other family members, and how copying his notes has gotten easier, even though he hurt his hand on a lamp and is writing differently. Some... more