Letter from Henry to Mattie, February 28, 1883

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Title

Letter from Henry to Mattie, February 28, 1883

Subject

Church buildings; Missions--Finance; Children of missionaries

Description

Henry writes to his sister Mattie about updates from the mission, including mostly financial information. It is winter in Canton, but they have had good weather. Along with updates for his upcoming missions, Henry says the children are both doing well and Mattie would be surprised at how much they've grown. He sends love from his family.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #3

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1883-02-28

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

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Text

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noyes_c_cor_777

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[Note: +c transcribed as etc]
Canton Feb 28th 1883
Dear Mattie
I expect you will
not object to getting a few
lines from me along with
the letter that I have just
written to Edward. We have
during this month been quite
busy getting the old years
reports and accounts squared
up and getting things in readi-
ness for a new year's work. The
Chinese New Year came on
the eighth of February. Mr
Fulton wrote the Mission Report
this year. I think he said
the number of scholars in
all the schools was some
200 more than last year.
I think the whole number
added to all the churches
of our Mission was 114. The
amount of subscriptions in

all the churches was nearly
$ 900 of which $500 was
a special subscription of the
second church for their new
chapel. Of this $500- the
foreigners gave $[?3?]25-. I sup-
pose Dr Kerr expects soon
to commence the new chapel
The Medical Missionary Association
at their Annual Meeting au-
thorized the building. Dr Williams
gave $1500 the second church
$500- the Pres Mission $500-
the [--old--] old material is es-
timated at $500- and the
Medical Society voted $ [--50--] 2000
making in all $5000- which
ought to put up a very find
building. The whole of the upper
story is to be a chapel and
the lower part for lecture room

dispensary, museum etc etc.
I am putting in an application
again this year for $2000- fir
a new chapel at Sz-Pai-Lan.
If I gEt it I will then have
a job of building on hand.
I am sorry to see by the papers
that Dr Ellinwood has broken
down in health. I hope his
rest and travel in Europe
will set him up again ---
We have had a tolerably good
Winter this year although some
quite cold weather which is
not altogether over yet. Mr
White who has been at Lin Chau
all winter writes that they have
had snow there. He + Dr
Thomson went up the 12th of
November and have been living
in the small chapel there
Dr Thomson has been back to
Canton once but Mr White
has not. He expects to come

down before long. When he comes
down Mrs White and Mrs Thomson
expect to go back with him and
live in the boats during the summer
if they cannot get a place on land.
I hope they may be able to rent
a place but they have not
been able to as yet.--
We expect to start for
San-Ui on the 14th of March and
be gone until the End of April.
Expect to spend a month at
San-Ui as we did last fall --
Both the children are now well
and strong. I have no doubt
they would seem to you to
have grown a great deal if you
could see them now. Willie learned
to tell the time of day mostly from
the clock which you gave him. He
calls it his clock -- Our mission
have rented the house where Mr Friend
used to live to be occupied by
any one who needs it -- Now I must
close. Bella + I send love and the
children would I am sure if they understood
about it + were here Your Aff Bro -Henry --



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广州 1883 年 2 月 28 日
亲爱的玛蒂
我希望你会
不反对得到一些
我的台词和
我刚刚收到的那封信
写给爱德华。我们有
这个月相当
忙着过年
报告和账目平方
为新的一年的工作做好准备。这
中国新年来了
二月八日。先生
富尔顿写了任务报告
今年。我想他说
学者人数
所有的学校都是一些
比去年多了200。
我认为整数
添加到所有教堂
我们的使命是 114。
订阅量

所有的教堂几乎
900 美元,其中 500 美元是
的特别订阅
第二个教堂为他们的新
教堂。在这 500 美元中,
外国人给了$325-。我支持
科尔博士预计很快
开始新教堂
医疗布道会
在他们的年度会议上授权了这座建筑。威廉姆斯博士
给了第二座教堂1500美元
$500- 长老会宣教会 $500-
旧材料估计为 500 美元,而
医学会投票 2000 美元
总共赚了5000美元-
应该提出一个很好的发现
建造。整个鞋面
故事是一个小教堂,
教室下部

药房、博物馆等
我正在申请
今年再次以 2000 美元的价格购买
Sz-Pai-Lan 的新教堂。
如果我得到它,我将拥有
手头上的建筑工作。
我很遗憾在报纸上看到
埃林伍德医生坏了
身体状况不佳。我希望他的
在欧洲休息和旅行
将再次设置他 -
我们有一个相当好的
今年冬天虽然有些
很冷的天气
还没有完全结束。先生
曾在林洲的白
整个冬天都写道他们有
那里下雪了。他和医生
汤姆森在 12 日上涨
十一月,一直生活
在那儿的小教堂里
汤姆森博士已返回
广州曾经,但怀特先生
没有。他预计会来

没多久就下来了。他来的时候
怀特夫人和汤姆森夫人
期待和他一起回去
夏天住在船上
如果他们不能在陆地上占有一席之地。
我希望他们能租到
一个地方,但他们没有
还可以。-
我们希望开始
山义 3 月 14 日和
直到四月底才离开。
预计在一个月内
San-Ui 就像我们去年秋天做的那样——
现在两个孩子都很好
和强大。我毫不怀疑
他们在你看来
如果你成长了很多
现在可以看到他们了。威利学会了
主要从
你给他的时钟。他
称之为他的时钟——我们的使命
租了朋友先生的房子
曾经生活被占据
任何需要它的人——现在我必须
关。贝拉和我发送爱和
孩子们,我敢肯定他们是否理解
关于它,并在这里你的兄弟 - 亨利 -

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Mattie, February 28, 1883,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/850.

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