Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Thomas Lee, April 21, 1915


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Thomas Lee, April 21, 1915


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Thomas Lee, April 21, 1915


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Tommy Lee. Thanks Lee for information regarding Sun's money. Plans to send money to Mr. Wong to turn over to Fayuen. Reminds Lee to okay bill and return promptly. Tells Lee not to patronize Frank Brothers. Asks after Lee's summer plans.


My dear Tommy:

I have your letter enclosing the check for $442.50 which I am crediting to your account, as requested. I am also sending you herewith $5. to cover the price of the tennis season-ticket. That seems to me to be a wise and desirable investment for you.

Thank you very much for the information in regard to the Sun money which I still have in my hands. I had a letter from Fayuen only a few days ago, asking me to send him the money. I wrote him that I had no authority to do so, but would be glad to forward it to Mr. Wong in Washington, and allow Mr. Wong to use his own judgment as to what to do with it. Your letter relieves me, and I will promptly forward the amount in question to Mr. Wong, and ask him to turn it over to Fayuen.

What are you going to do this summer, and what sort of a report are you going to bring me at the end of the tern from the college office? I am counting confidently on that report being of a far better character than those earlier received.

You forgot to O.K. the enclosed bill. Please do so, and return it with the receipt for the check. And by the way, don’t patronize Frank Bros. You can’t afford it. I remember a wealthy father from New York who once protested to me that his boy bought shoes of Frank Brothers, but that he himself had never felt able financially to do so. He was a rich man at that.

Faithfully yours,



Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


April 21, 1915


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