Letter from Sao-Ke Alfred Sze to Dr. Stearns, Easter Sunday, 1926


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Letter from Sao-Ke Alfred Sze to Dr. Stearns, Easter Sunday, 1926


Letter from Sao-Ke Alfred Sze to Dr. Stearns, Easter Sunday, 1926


Typed letter sent from Sao-Ke Alfred Sze to Dr. Alfred E. Stearns about Mary Sun's school and education. Suggests Mary stay at Merrimac until the end of the school year and take prep courses over the summer. Believes Elmira would suit Mary best. Suggests hiring a teacher from Elmire as a tutor for the summer. Post script asks for restrictions on Mary be removed.


Easter Sunday, 1926

Dear Dr. Stearns:

With reference to Mary Sun’s school I have discussed the matter both with her and Charlie. The suggestion I made has been accepted by Mary, which is as follows: Mary is to remain at Merrimac till the end of the scholastic year with the object to prepare for college. During the summer she is to study under a special tutor in order to insure her admission to college next September.

As to the selection of college, Elmira seems to meet her wishes at best. I think it is possible to arrange with a teacher of Elmira college to coach her during the summer in such studies that require special attention. It is perhaps also possible to find a tutor who will be willing to take Mary in during the summer as a paying guest. I am not for the moment able to say definitely as to the requirements for admission to Elmira College. I am under the impression that Elmira’s requirements are not so severe as those of either Wellesley or Mt.Holyoke but this point we can ascertain by writing to Elmira for a catalogue. If I can be of any assistance to Mary in getting her admitted, I shall be entirely at your and her disposal. I hope that my suggestion will also meet with your approval.

Sincerely yours,
Sao-Ke Alfred Sze

P.S.: Mary asks me to say that she requests all restrictions placed upon her such as receiving and sending correspondence and receiving visitors since her going to Merrimac removed. I am passing on this request for such action you may deem advisable.


Sao-Ke Alfred Sze


Phillips Academy


Easter Sunday, 1926


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