Letter from H.K. Tu to Dr. A.E. Stearns, October 18, 1926


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Letter from H.K. Tu to Dr. A.E. Stearns, October 18, 1926


Letter from H.K. Tu to Dr. A.E. Stearns, October 18, 1926


Typed letter sent from H.K. Tu to Dr. Alfred E. Stearns. Apologizes for K.Y. Tu's performance. States this is K.Y. Tu's last chance and any money is to be used for tuition and up-keep. Asked for more details regarding delinquencies. Relinquished duty as acting premiership. States Yang-Tze valley trouble remains unsolved.


Dr. A. L. Stearns,
Phillips Academy,
Andover, Mass.,U.S.A.

My dear Dr. Stearns;

Your kind letter dated September 13th has just reached me and I am very grateful to your frank statement regarding my son who is evidently not behaving as a good student nor is he fulfilling the duty that he is expected to perform. I am sorry that his ill and sometimes stubborn behaviour has troubled you more than the other boys, and regret very much to learn that your painstaking advice to him has not produced the desired result. I appreciate ever so much the special effort you have made to bring him to reason and in urging him to realize his own responsibilities about his future.

In view of his prolonged negligence please kindly inform my son that this is absolutely the last trial that I am giving him to make good. Unless he changes all his undesirable behaviours and devotes himself to conscientious study he will certainly be recalled. Please also tell my son that because of his misbehaviour I have not remitted any money and that you can advance to him on my account only the necessary expenses for his tuition, up-keep and no more. Perhaps that is the only way to compel1 him to live within limits. At the same time I am writing to him a severe letter in the same sense.

You have mentioned about his delinquencies. I shall be much obliged if you will be frank enough to let me have some of the details or copies of such reports which must have reached you. I hope, however that you will still continue your good effort to convince him the necessity of obeying all the regulations, keeping up the required standard of study and lastly of living within limits of his allowance.

Not long ago I have given up,the duty of acting premiership. I feel more at ease in devoting my time to the Navy. The trouble in the Yang-Tze valley remains unsolved and it may take some time before it could be properly cleared up as new complications are setting in from time to time. By the time when I write to you again I hope there will be better news about the general conditions of my country.

Thanking you again for all the trouble you are taking on account of my boy. With the best wishes of the Season.

Yours very sincerely,


H.K. Tu


Phillips Academy


October 18, 1926


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