Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to H.K. Kwong, June 27, 1911


Dublin Core


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to H.K. Kwong, June 27, 1911


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to H.K. Kwong, June 27, 1911


Typed letter sent from Alfred E. Stearns to H.K. Kwong. Welcomes letters from Kwong and other Andover students. States more Princeton boys should start at Andover. Discusses several of the Chinese students at Andover. States Kwan had to return to China for the summer.


201 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, Pa.

My dear Kwong:

Your mighty nice letter reached me this morning and finds me clearing up the loose ends in the attempt to get started away on a vacation before the end of the week. It is fine to hear from you, and especially gratifying to know that you are getting on so well and have not lost your love for Andover. I wish I might hear oftener from the Chinese boys who go out from us. Please be sure that whenever you feel disposed to drop me a line, no matter how personal it may be, I shall welcome it gladly.
I agree with you heartily that we ought to have more Andover boys at Princeton. The only trouble is that the Princeton applicants regard this as more or less of a Yale school and are afraid that they wouldn’t find enough companions with whom to enter college later. If we can once get a few more Princeton boys started here, the number ought to increase.

Lun Oho Sun and Tom Lee are going up to the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire next week to tutor at my brother’s camp. Luk goes to Chicago, and Fayuen Sun is I think to stay in Boston, probably with See Too. Kwan has unexpectedly been called home for the summer and left regretfully only last Sunday. His mother has been ill and is anxious to see him. I think his father plans to send him back in the fall, but Kwan is very much disturbed lest he may be required to remain. He is one of the finest boys I have ever met and we all hope that he will find it possible to return.

Once more thanking you for your most acceptable letter, and with every good wish for the future, believe me.

Very sincerely yours.


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


June 27, 1911


All Rights Reserved By Phillips Academy