Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Yung Kwai, September 17, 1926


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Yung Kwai, September 17, 1926


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Yung Kwai, September 17, 1926


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Yung Kwai. Provides updates on the Tsai children. States they arrived in Andover on September 16. Explains both children will be in a home-school type, where English is stressed. Explains it will prepare the children for larger schools. States arrangements have been made to place both children in schools. States the children will stay in Andover until the schools open.


September 17, 1926
Mr. Yung Kwai
Chinese Legation
Washington D.C.

My dear Mr. Tung:

Thank yon for your letter of September 15 and a copy of the
telegram earlier sent me.

Admiral Tsai’s two children arrived in Andover yesterday with their friend Mr. Young. They are most friendly, and I am sure that I am going to enjoy new contacts with them. Unfortunately most of the schools do not open until later in the month and some early in October. It seems clear that both of the newcomers should have a year in smallschools, what we call the home school type, where they can stress English and hence be qualified a year later to meet all of the demands in larger schools where they will be thrown naturally on their own resources and will be required to have a good working knowledge of the language. This is the policy that I have pursued with many of my Chinese wards in the past, and I have consequently arranged to place the Tsais into good schools of the character mentioned. Both of these schools are scheduled to open some two weeks hence but have agreed to make provision for these foreigners at least a week is advance of the dates of opening. In the meantime, I shall allow them to stay here in Andover, probably at the Phillips Inn which is a quiet little hotel controlled by the school just on the edge of our own school campus and is every way a wholesome place for them to be.

Very sincerely yours


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


September 17, 1926


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