Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Chow Shou Son, September 29, 1924


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Chow Shou Son, September 29, 1924


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Chow Shou Son, September 29, 1924


Typed letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Chow Shou Son expressing regret that he missed Mr. Chow on his recent visit to Andover and wishing the continuance of their friendship.


29 September 1924.
Honorable Chow Shou Son,
Bank of East Asia
Hongkong, China.

My dear Mr. Chow:

I can never begin to express to you the depth and sincerity of my regret over our failure to make connections during your recent American visit. I don't know of anyone whom I would have been gladder to see than your good self, and the missing of that chance that you almost gave me this past summer will remain long in my memory and trouble me. I do hope that you enjoyed the Andover visit and shared something of the feelings that we have here of satisfaction over the progress and development of the old school in recent years. I imagine, that you found it a bit difficult at times to place yourself amid these new surroundings. That at least is the experience of most of the old fellows who drift back here after they have been away from us for a few years.

May I take this opportunity also to thank you most heartily for that little token of friendship and good will which you left behind and in the form of sleeve links and pin. I have already worn them,and always with special thought of the donor, but above all I value the friendly thought lying behind the gift itself.

May the years ahead of you still be many and full of continued achievement and happiness, Let us hope that some further chance will yet he given us to meet again and renew the old friendship. What that friendship meant to me during my visit to China a few years ago can never be fully expressed

Very sincerely yours.


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


September 29, 1924


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