Letter from C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, to Alfred E. Stearns, October 2, 1923


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Letter from C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, to Alfred E. Stearns, October 2, 1923


Letter from C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, to Alfred E. Stearns, October 2, 1923


Dear Dr. Stearne [sic],

I thank you most cordially for your letter of the 25th.June and for all the good news it brings me. I am very glad to hear you say that Mary is settling down and making an earnest effort towards progress. I am also glad that the others of the family are doing well, and I thank you for your arrangements for the summer holidays. When I read of the good times the children have had at camp I wish I were back at school again. Mary is fortunate in having such good friends and I am sure you will be able to work out a plan that will enable her to do even better work in the coming year. A boy or girl seems to be so made-up that only in after years do they appreciate their advantages during the days at school, and their experiences help them in dealings with others later on.

In thinking out plans for the children I have been asking myself if it would be possible to have shorthand and possibly typewriting included at some stage in their progress, but you can best give advice on this matter.

I notice from Arthur’s report, sent me from the school, that he has failed in two subjects, and I would appreciate a report or comments from you after you have found out more particulars about these two failures.

I note that you have received the $5,000.00 and will be sending the accounts in the usual course.

Thanking you for all your help, and with kind regards,

I am,

Sincerely yours,

A box of silver is being sent to your care and I trust you all like the little presents. I am asking my friend in Shanghai Mr. W.E. Souter to forward this box and his name will likely appear as sender: and the American Express Co. are the forwarding agents. I also enclose a letter to Miss Clemons mentioning her little


C.Y. Sun


Phillips Academy


October 2, 1923


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