Letter from Mattie to Edward, October 30, 1887

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Letter from Mattie to Edward, October 30, 1887

Subject

Mail service;

Description

Mattie tells Edward that she was relieved to hear that their father is doing better. Mattie believes that her father must be very pleased with Edward being an officier in his church. Charles Elliot did not return to Wooster probably because of a lack of funds. The end of the letter is addressed to her mother. Mattie says that people, including herself, think that Henry is an incredible preacher.

Creator

Kerr, Martha Noyes

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #5

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1887-10-30

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_504

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Oct 30th 1887

My dear Edward -
Your last letter
written just after you
had been to Presbytery came
yesterday morning. They
were brought into the parlor
by our table boy who is
a new one. He does not
steps very lightly and as we
were leaving worship and the
Dr was praying I looked up
to see what had happened
There he stood with his
hands full of letters and
papers and the Dr who had
opened his eyes was mo-
tioning to him to leave
I added my warning
gesture and he disappeared
[?bearing?] away his precious
burden. You may be sure

the first thing done after
prayers was to sit down and
partake of the feast. I was
intensely relieved to find
Father was better in fact much
better. It did seem so
nice he could be in the
Presbytery where you first went
as an [illegible]. I know it must
be an intense pleasure
to him to have you an
officier in his church - the one
under God of his own [illegible]-
ing. And it is very nice that
you have a minister so
after your own heart. No
doubt you can keep him
unless his health becomes
so restored that he can under
take larger responsibilities
But you know Mr [?Bar?] re-
mained in Jackson all his
life and he was a very able

man. I appreciated so much
the almost immediate reply
he made to my letter did
not expect it at all but felt
I would like to write to him
One of the girls wrote that
Charles Elliott did not return
to Wooster and [illegible] the
possibility it might be for lack
of funds. I always felt it quite
possible that Calvin Elliot
might die a poor man. As far
as the son is concerned it will
not hurt him to plan and
economise some. It is a bright
beautiful Sabbath morning
and the two Drs. are making
their hospital rounds. I went
down at half past five to see
if my presence and assistance
would not result in rather
a better cup of coffee for these
[illegible] than the boys were
able to make. They do as well

as they can but are both young
When I came up stairs and saw
your letters on the table felt
like writing a little.
I suppose you have just con
cluded that Sabbath school Con
vention I remember so well when
he Mr [?Pond?] was at Seville and [--Clara's--]Em's
and my visit to Wellington
We will find a more quiet house
hold than when there before.
Dear little Mother I remem
ber just how she looked when
he was saying good bye .It was
such a disappointment to find
that Sarah did not remain at
home this year was depending
upon her doing so. At this distance
it seems hard to see how she
could leave. Am sure I would
be willing to live on as [u]little[/u] as
I [u]possibly could[/u] for the sake of being
in the [u]old home[/u] a year. It seems
Henry will get home on the

[Note: Letter concludes sideways on page one]
Centennial year all around. He was [u]down[/u] and I was [u]up[/u]
yesterday just think of that. We exchanged letters and papers
& he was here to
tea and evening
prayers. We come
now every sab af-
ternoon after he
is through with
his schoolwork
Every body likes
him .I told you
about his preach
in at a moment's
notice. People are
lost in wonder at
the result. I never
heard him preach
better. He seems
about perfect to me,
and every body else
for that matter.
I begin to [illegible] I
belong to a pretty good
family and the Dr
thinks so too. He is about as good as people generally
get. With lots of love Mattie


1887 年 10 月 30 日

我亲爱的爱德华——
你的最后一封信
写在你之后
去过长老会来了
昨天早上。他们
被带到客厅
由我们的餐桌男孩
一个新的。他没有
脚步很轻,就像我们一样
正在离开崇拜和
医生在祈祷我抬头
看看发生了什么
他和他的人站在那里
满手的信件和
论文和医生
睁开眼睛是莫——
劝他离开
我添加了我的警告
手势,他消失了
拿着带走他的宝贝
负担。你可以肯定

之后做的第一件事
祈祷是坐下来
参加宴会。我曾是
松了一口气
父亲其实好多了
更好的。看起来确实如此
很好,他可以在
你第一次去的长老会
作为[无法辨认]。我知道它必须
成为一种强烈的快乐
让他有你
他的教堂的官员 - 那个
在他自己的上帝之下[无法辨认]。
这是非常好的
你有部长所以
追随自己的心。不
怀疑你能留住他
除非他的健康变得
恢复得如此之好,以至于他可以在
承担更大的责任
但你知道Bar先生重新-
主要在杰克逊他的所有
生活,他是一个非常能干的人

男人。我非常感激
几乎立即的答复
他给我的信做了
完全没想到,但觉得
我想给他写信
其中一位女孩写道
查尔斯·埃利奥特没有回来
给伍斯特和[无法辨认的]
可能是因为缺乏
的资金。我一直觉得很
卡尔文·艾略特可能
可能会死一个穷人。目前
就儿子而言,它会
不伤害他的计划和
节省一些。这是一个明亮的
美丽的安息日早晨
和两位医生。正在制作
他们的医院查房。我去了
五点半下来看看
如果我的存在和帮助
不会导致
为这些人喝杯更好的咖啡
[无法辨认] 比男孩们
能够使。他们也这样做

他们可以,但都很年轻
当我走上楼梯看到
你桌上的信感觉
喜欢写一点。
我想你只是骗局
包括安息日学校
我记得很清楚
他Pond先生在塞维利亚和Clara's,Em's
和我对惠灵顿的访问
我们会找到更安静的房子
保持比以前有。
我记得亲爱的小妈妈
只是她当时的样子
他在说再见。
如此令人失望的发现
Sarah没有留在
今年的家取决于
在她这样做的时候。在这个距离
似乎很难看出她是如何
可以离开。我确定我会
愿意像小那样生活
我可能为了存在
在老家一年。它似乎
亨利将回家

[注:信在第一页结束]
百周年纪念日。他失望而我
昨天才想起来。我们交换了信件和文件
&他来这里是为了
茶和晚上
祈祷。我们来
现在每个礼拜日下午
他之后的下午
是通过与
他的功课
每个人都喜欢
他。我告诉过你
关于他的讲道
一会儿
注意。人们是
不知所措
结果。我从不
听他讲道
更好的。他似乎
对我来说几乎完美,
和其他所有人
对于这个问题。
我开始 [无法辨认] 我
属于不错的
家人和医生
也这么认为。他和一般人一样好
得到。充满爱的Mattie

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Kerr, Martha Noyes, “Letter from Mattie to Edward, October 30, 1887,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1010.

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