Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to K.C. Li, January 28, 1918


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to K.C. Li, January 28, 1918


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to K.C. Li, January 28, 1918


Typed letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to K.C. Li concerning the three boys in the care of Li. Stearns still believes that two of the boys are not yet proficient enough in Engligh for Phillips Academy and recommends either Dummer Academy or the Stearns School first.


28 January, 1918
Mr. K. C. Li
4904 Woolworth Building
New York City

My dear Mr. Li:

I have your letter of January 25th. The boys are also anxious to be given a chance to try our work here at Andover; and I am disposed to accede to their request if such a plan commends itself to you AS wise. I cannot help feeling, however, that my original judgment in the matter is still correct, and that two of the boys will find our work beyond them. On the other
hand they will doubtless be better satisfied if they have made the attempt and failed than they would be if we insisted on a different type of school at just this moment. Please understand, however, that this is only a suggestion, and that I shall be governed entirely by your own wishes in the matter.

The schools I have chiefly in mind are the Dummer Academy at South Byfield, Mass., and a home school conducted by my own brother at Mont Vernon, N. H., known as the Stearns School. Dummer Academy has about fifty boys and the other school from fifteen to twenty. I believe that the boys would be well taken care of in either place; and the expenses of both are more reasonable than are those of most of the other schools known to me.

I am asking both of these institutions to send you their circulars and such other information as they may care to supply.

Very sincerely yours,


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


January 28, 1918


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