Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur F. Stearns


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur F. Stearns


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur F. Stearns


Typed letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Arthur F. Stearns about Alfred Tsai. States Alfred needs a strict hand in regards to spending and money. Explains $5.00 a month for personal purchases is acceptable but money for toiletries, hair cuts, etc. comes from Arthur. Is willing to provide regular deposits or settle bills as needed.


April 31, 1927
Mr. Arthur F. Stearns
Mont Vernon, N.H.

Thanks for your note about Alfred Tsai: Also the letter from Theodora. The latter I am returning herewith. I have already heard from Theodora about the change of location and will look over my files to see if I have neglected to send any of her last letters to yon. Very likely I have been careless.

As for Alfred Tsai, I am perfectly willing that he should have $5.00 a month just for his own personal extravagances, soda, candy, and what not. From his very evident tendencies to spend freely, however, I know he must be held with a stiff hand and consequently I have asked him to get from you the necessary cash for toilet articles, hair cuts and the rest; though even here I am sure he will bear watching, for I am frank to say that I have not yet been impressed with any excess of frankness and outright honesty on his part. I may misjudge him but I know his sister worries about him and so do I. Her attitude towards mousy is just the reverse and she keeps telling me that he must be held in leash. He is still young enough, so that I think we can put him into shape if we start early and keep at it.

In the meantime, I shall be glad to make regular deposits with you or settle the bills as you send them in, whichever is the more convenient.

Ever yours


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


April 21, 1927


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