Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin July 9, 1927


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Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin July 9, 1927


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin July 9, 1927


Mr. C. Y. Sun
44 Cambridge Road,
Tientsin, China

My dear Mr.Sun:

I have your interesting letter of May 31 and am sorry to learn of your recent illness. By this time I trust that you will have recovered completely your normal good health and strength.

Arthur and Quincey are planning to start this week, I believe, for the West in order to sail for China the latter part of this month. This, at least, was their last report to me. Quincey telephoned me from Boston only yesterday; so I assume that they have not departed yet.

Mary has settled at Ithaca, New York, for the summer to take summer courses at Cornell. She wrote me just yesterday that she was there and had made her arrangements for the summer. Tom hopes to secure some kind of work, and, if not, will probably take a summer course or two at Boston University. Charlie, I think, plans something of the same kind, though he has not written me fully yet just what the ultimate arrangements are to be. Arthur, Charlie, and Mary, together with Quincey Sheh, came out to Andover a short time ago to see me, and I had the pleasure of introducing them at that time to Admiral Tsai, Ting-kan’s two children who happened to be with me prior to joining their summer camps.

I hope to send the statement of the acconnts within the next few days. It has been difficult to know just how far I should yield to the request of the children for extra funds to purchase presents to take and send home, but I have assumed that you approved the granting of these requests.

Apparently the expenses incident to the actual journey have proved a little heavier than was anticipated at the start by the travelers, for only within a day or two I have been appealed to for extra remittance of this kind.

With sincere good wishes and kindest regards, believe me

Very sincerely yours,


Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


July 9, 1927


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