Letter from C.Y. Sun, Shanghai, to Alfred E. Stearns September 23, 1929

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Letter from C.Y. Sun, Shanghai, to Alfred E. Stearns September 23, 1929


Letter from C.Y. Sun, Shanghai, to Alfred E. Stearns September 23, 1929


My dear Dr. Stearns,

My telegram to you about Charlie's appointment to our London Legation would confirm what I wrote in my last letter to you. He is very lucky to get this position in liue [sic]with his wishes and training and at such an early stage when really his preparation work for this position is not as far advanced as he himself would like it to be. So as not to waste his time and also to get in as much more helpful study as possible, I wish him to continue at Columbia until Dr. Sze sends for him. As I think I mentioned this will be about Christmas, but he will get orders direct from Dr. Sze as to the time he wants him in London. In my last letter I asked you to be so kind as to provide Charlie with the necessary funds when he leaves for London and if you have a good credit balance you might give him a sum in Sterling (in addition to his passage-money) enough for his use for expenses etc. when he gets to London. In this great opportunity that has come to Charlie I trust he will take advantage of it, and any further counsel and wise advice you can give him will be appreciated by me and should prove of added help as he steps out into his new venture and profession.

With regard to Tommy he seems to be tackling his study at Middlebury with energy and zeal and I am hoping he continues to make progress in his special line of Govern¬ment administration. Tommy mentions the possibility of Syracuse after he graduates from Middlebury, but it is just a passing mention, and he says you had spoken of Harvard which seems to me much better. Tommy is not inclined to Columbia as he says there are too many distractions on account of its being near a big center of population. However, my own opinion strongly favors Harvard or a University of a similar kind.

Mary’s letters to me are of the most pleasant nature. She speaks of liking her work, and there is hardly a complaint of any kind, all of which points to her being interested in her work and enjoying it.

So all three of my children appear to be getting along nicely and that they are doing so well is the result of all the care and thought you have so freely given to them and for which I can never thank you enough.

With best wishes,

Yours very sincerely,


C.Y. Sun


Phillips Academy


September 23, 1929


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