Letter from H.K. Tu to Dr. A.E. Stearns, February 23, 1927


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Letter from H.K. Tu to Dr. A.E. Stearns, February 23, 1927


Letter from H.K. Tu to Dr. A.E. Stearns, February 23, 1927


Typed letter sent from H.K. Tu to Dr. Alfred E. Stearns. Hopes Christmas gift arrived. Happy to hear son learned some responsibility and is living within means. Discuss current events in China.


Admiralty, Peking, China

Phillips Academy,

My dear Dr.Stearns,

Your letter dated Jan.17th has just reached me and I am glad to hear from you. I hope that when this note reaches you, the box sent through the American Express Co., would have been delivered to you safely. Whatever I have sent during Xmas time is but a slight token of my appreciation of your kindness and the trouble you have taken on behalf of my boy.

It is, indeed, gratifying to learn that due to your untiring effort and convincing advice that my boy has acquired a sense of responsibility and attempted to live within the limits of his expenses. From your letter I gether that he has not made much progress in his studies. Should you see any way to encourage him to cultivate that habit of earnestness, without which it would be difficult to acquire any knowledge seriously, I would feel-most indebted to you.

With reference to general state of affairs in this country, civil strife seems to have, momentarily, extended in area and in complication. However, with the renouncing of unjustly acquired rights on the part of the friendly powers and China’s freeing herself from her past economic trammels, it would not be long before China emerges once more a rejuvenated and united nation from her present transient troubles as she had done centuries ago. With her unlimited manpower and vast resources China can yet become Dr.Stearns. One of the most useful nations of the world, provided that the right kind of cooperative gesture and moral support is given by the other powers especially in her time of need and distress.

Thanking you for your kind letter and hoping to hear from you again soon.

Very sincerely yours,


H.K. Tu


Phillips Academy


February 23, 1927


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