Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. K.Y. Tu, December 12, 1925


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. K.Y. Tu, December 12, 1925


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. K.Y. Tu, December 12, 1925


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to K.Y. Tu. Sent check to Dr. Kober for treatment. Believes Tu has a tendency to overspend in medical matters. Explains Tu's account is overdrawn by $300-$400. Asks Tu to keep expenditures in line.


November 4, 1925
Mr. K. Y. Tu
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary
Lima, N.Y.

My dear Tu:

I am sending a check today to Dr. Kober for $21.00 in payment of the treatment he has been giving for your foot. Both president MacDaniel and I feel that you are altogether too inclined to overspend in this line and others, for I can’t for the life of me understand why you should require just this sort of treatment. Of course you should have whatever is necessary for year good health, but it is altogether too easy to believe that one needs more than is necessary. I can't help feeling that this is your tendency at present, for your expenses have been running very high since you went to your present school and a good part of them are not connected with the school at all.

At the present time your account is overdrawn three or four hundred dollars, and, if you were handling your own funds, you would be hard up against it at this time. I am willing to make reasonable advances, but I am equally sure that your father does not wish to have you spend as much as you are spending at present, else he would see to it that the necessary funds were provided in advance. I must ask you, therefore, is the absence of explicit instructions from your father to keep these outside expenditures down to the very limit. That's only fair.

Faithfully yours,


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


December 12, 1925


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