Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, November 4, 1930


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Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, November 4, 1930


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin, November 4, 1930


My dear Mr. Sun:

It has occurred to me that in the pressure of work at the opening of our school year I may have neglected to send you direct acknowledgment of the receipt of your last remittance of three thousand dollars which reached me on August 25 last, and which was deposited as requested, one half each to the accounts of Mary and Thomas. Sometimes the remittances come in such form as to assure me that the formal receipts which the bank asks me to sign in due season reach you or your bank. This may not always be true, however, and hence I mean to take the added precaution of sending you myself notice that the money has come.

The children seem to be progressing well. Mary is nearing her graduation at the Yale Nursing School, and I am sure she must be looking forward eagerly to the chance to see her homeland in the not distant future. I assume that she is to return shortly after her graduation, though I shall await definite advice from you on this point.

Tom is, as you know, at New Haven, taking post-graduate work at Yale, he finds the life in a big university and a big city very different from that of the quiet country town and small New England college with which he has been associated for the last four years, and where he made a big place for himself in the esteem and affection of students, faculty, and townspeople alike. His letters have a note of discouragement, but I have a feeling that he will gradually become adjusted to the new conditions and find life increasingly pleasant as a result.

Charlie writes me from time to time, and his letters always bring me a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. He seems also less homesick than during the first months of his London experience.

With kindest personal regards, believe me always

Very sincerely yours,


Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


November 4, 1930


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