Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur Sun, Boston, April 9, 1927


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Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur Sun, Boston, April 9, 1927


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur Sun, Boston, April 9, 1927


Dear Arthur:

On my return to Andover I find your letter of April 1st enclosing receipt for the $20.00 which I recently sent you.

Mary has been in Washington with the Chinese Minister for her vacation and stopped off in New York for a night last week on her way back to Elmira. I was in New York at the time but did not know just what her plans were then and so did not see her. She stayed there with a friend and with Mr. Sze’s approval.

Only a day or two ago I received a letter from your father dated March 1st. In it he speaks of hearing from Quincey’s father that Quincey is to return to China the latter part of June and asks me to provide him with the necessary funds. In the following paragraph he says: "Should Arthur decide to return home I shall ask you to do the same by him in regard to all matters of travel and such necessary expenses and also the $100.00 for pocket money. Should he wish in addition to have $300.00 or $400.00 for the purchase of instruments or other things which it would be difficult for him to procure out here you may advance this additional amount.

In view of the above, I am sure that you are likely to hear more definitely from your father soon, if indeed you have not already heard. From the present chaos which seems to prevail in China I should judge that your father might hesitate to urge you to go back at this time, though I can readily understand your own personal desire to take your proper part in the activities which are likely to prove of such tremendous significance to China in years to come. If you do hear anything farther or more definite, please let me know. It might also be well for you to get in touch with Quincey and find out just what his plans are.

Very sincerely yours


Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


April 9, 1927


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