Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. H.K. Kwong, October 12, 1914


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Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. H.K. Kwong, October 12, 1914


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. H.K. Kwong, October 12, 1914


Typed letter sent from Alfred E. Stearns to H.K. Kwong. Enclosed check for $20. Explains Chow will be returning to China. Asked if Chow stayed with Kwong during last visit to New York. Asks if Kwong is willing to let Chow stay for a few weeks. Looking into other possibilities.


October 12, 1914
Mr. H. K. Kwong
Columbia University
New York City

My dear Mr. Kwong

Thank you for your prompt reply to my letter of recent date. I am inclosing herewith check for $20 to cover the amount of money advanced by you to Mr. Chow. Kindly sign and return the accompanying receipt.

Chow has made a bad failure of his work here I deeply regret to say, and in accordance with his father's instructions I am compelled to arrange for him to return to China. If I can make satisfactory arrangements for him for the next few weeks I would much prefer to have him go with Mr. Seetoo, one of our old boys now at Technology, and a thoroughly reliable fellow. Chow has asked permission to visit in New York, but in view of my limited knowledge of the friends whom he desires to visit, and the absolute necessity forced on me of keeping his expenses at the very lowest possible figure, I am not clear that it is wise for me to grant this request. Do I understand that Chow stayed with you during his recent visit to New York? If so, would it be wise and agreeable to you to have him stay with you during the next few weeks? I have no desire to press the point, but merely wish to know what possibilities are available, so that I can plan his schedule accordingly.

I had a glimpse of S.S. Kwan last week when he ran out to Andover and spent the night at my house. I saw quite a little of him when I was in China two years ago, and it was a real pleasure to welcome him back here.

With kind personal regards, believe me,

Very sincerely yours,


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


October 12, 1914


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