Letter from C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, to Alfred E. Stearns, February 7, 1921


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Letter from C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, to Alfred E. Stearns, February 7, 1921


Letter from C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, to Alfred E. Stearns, February 7, 1921


My dear Dr. Stearns;

I hope that my letter dated the 26th December last has reached you safely. I am indeed pleased to receive Arthur’s term report, in which I found that his record is not very good, especially in English and Drawing. I hope that his failure in passing all the subjects he studied with best marks, if not with distinction, are not due to negligence in study, but in all probability due to his delayed entrance into your College. No doubt you will be pleased to give him the necessary precaution so that he may succeed better in his studies this term. In the same report therein marked "Absences unexcused 2" which must mean some neglect on Arthur’s part. Though you are kind enough not to demerit him, possibly satisfactory explanations were given, I hope that you will caution Arthur to keep the best attendance he can hereafter.

Availing the opportunity of a friend of mine who is proceeding to America via Europe with a Mission, I am sending through his care to you a fur overcoat skin and a fur collar which I hope you will accept as a little remembrance from me. Had I known your fit I would have had the overcoat made complete here. With the fur I am also sending to Miss Stearns a silk embroidered blouse which I hope you will permit her to accept.

I must apologize for the remark I made in my last letter that Arthur needed further Christian home training as I was under the wrong impression that he has been staying in some home other than yours. Now I am very pleased to learn that you have not only taken Arthur into your own home but also young Quincy.

Regarding the term reports of the other boys and Mary, I hope that they were on their way to China. I am just in receipt of my children’s letter telling me how very delightful and enjoyable Christmas they had in your dear house. I see from the pictures they sent me they are enjoying nice and healthy outdoor Winter sports. In conclusion I must hope that my children are not given you too much trouble.

With best compliments of the season to you and your family.

Yours respectfully,


C.Y. Sun


Phillips Academy


February 7, 1921


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