Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin June 26, 1928


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Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin June 26, 1928


Letter from Alfred E. Stearns to C.Y. Sun, Tientsin June 26, 1928


June 26, 1928
Mr. C.Y.Sun
44 Cambridge Road
Tientsin, China

Dear Mr. Sun:

Many thanks for your most interesting letter of May 23.

You will be interested to know that Mary is already at work arranging for a transfer from Elmira College to the Yale University School of Nursing. I have just written her urging her to see that every detailed requirement of the Nursing School is met to the full and that prompt information be sent them whenever it is requested. I most sincerely feel that this new work is going to change Mary’s attitude towards her work in this country and towards life in general and that it will make possible for her a life of that high and unselfish service to mankind for which your own friends so deeply revere you and which I am sure you most wish to see perpetuated in your own children.

I think that we have definitely turned Charlie from any further and foolish thoughts about military training. After all that has been going on in China of late, he must realize, for he was a very sensible head, that the last thing in the world that China needs just now is a military leader. With a legal background, Charlie would be admirably adapted to statesmanship of a high order, for a combination of legal training and Charlie’s high moral standards would prove a tremendous asset in these days of China’s unrest.

Tom’s final term report indicates even a little better work this pattern than before, and with this I am greatly pleased.

Please remember me most warmly to Arthur and Quincey, and believe me with kindest personal regards always

Sincerely yours,


Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


June 26, 1928


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