Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mrs. W.C. Russell


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mrs. W.C. Russell


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mrs. W.C. Russell


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mrs. W. C. Russell about Helen Tsai's education and the Tsai children's vacation plans. Forwarded Admiral Tsai's letter. Asks for suggestions about Christmas vacation plans for the children. States plans for Washington may not work out.


December 15, 1926
Mrs. W.C. Russell
Whittier School
Merrimac, Mass.

My dear Mrs. Russell:

The enclosed letter, which I received yesterday from Helen Tsai's father, will, I am sure, prove of interest to you, and hence I am taking the liberty of sending it for your inspection. Please return it at your convenience.

I have just written Mr. Tsai that I am sure you are carrying out conscientiously his expressed wishes for Helen's education and development and that you have taken a personal interest in Helen of a far greater and more helpful character than could be reasonably expected of any headmistress.

If you have any suggestions to make about the Christmas holidays as a result of your talks with Helen or from remarks she may have made in year presence, please do not hesitate to let me have them. Mrs.Nye is urging vigorously that both Helen and her brother pass the holiday season with her in South Weymouth. Helen has always told me that she hoped to invest most of the vacation in Washington, but, as the Chinese Minister, so far as I know, has not yet returned to this country I am not sure that his wife will be ready to extend the hospitality that had been intended. I am a little puzzled, therefore, to know Just what to plan for these children.

Wishing you a truly merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year, believe me

Very sincerely yours,


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


December 15, 1926


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