Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Charles Sun, January 25, 1926


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Charles Sun, January 25, 1926


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Charles Sun, January 25, 1926


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Charles Sun. Apologizes for not being able to visit his dorm. States it was nice to see Charles during the service. Recommends Charles introduce himself to President Olds.


January 25, 1926

Mr. Charles Sun
35 Woodslide Avenue
Amherst, Massachusetts

Dear Charlie:

It was a great disappointment to me, too, as I wrote you, not be able to carry out my proposition of looking in on you at your room down on Woodside Avenue. Frankly, I was pretty well used up after that morning’s service, having gone through the two services at Aggie and at the college in quick succession and with a temporary metal plat on my jaw to make it possible for me to speak at all. I had slept little the night before, and at the urgent suggestion of Mr. and Mrs. Wolds went up to my room right after lunch and slept most of the afternoon to make up. That is the chief reason why I did not get around, for the rest of my time was pretty well filled.

Anyway it was mighty nice to see you even for the brief moment after the service, and it is doubly nice to get your good report on your work this term. I hope and believe you will find the work increasingly easy and increasingly pleasant.

One word of advice and suggestion. Do go up and call on President Olds and tell me who you are that I urged you to come. I know from him and I knew from my own experience that a visit of this kind means a lot and that it will make him especially very happy. You will find him one of the finest men that ever lived and one whom you will rejoice to know in years to come as a warm and worth-while friend.

The best of luck and success to you!

Ever yours.


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


January 25, 1926


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