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Section of Unsigned Letter

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Sky; Storms; Boats; Travel

Description

This incomplete letter, probably written by Martha, is written aboard a ship traveling to Yokohama. The author describes the views from the boat, including the sunset and the stars. The author also talks about the various passengers and what they have been up to.

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Kerr, Martha Noyes

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Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

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Unpublished

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Unknown

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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eng (English)

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noyes_c_journal_584

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To night it is lovely outside
Bright moonlight with
fleecy [illegible] clouds
shifting about over the sky
Miss Ballard Dr Sites and
I went out to the stern of the
vessel to watch the [?spray?]
which is thrown up by the
movements of the screw
I suppose we were about
30 ft from the water. At least
that was the Dr's judgement
If so the waves dashed up
at least 38 ft during the
storm. I never witnessed a
real storm before at least
not such a one as this was.
Hitherto hath the Lord helped
us. It seems almost strange
that we shall see land to
morrow - I wonder if you
have a minister yet. It
hardly seems possible there must
be a change --

[Note: Missing a page?]

which is the highest part of
this ship except the masts.
I was however mercifully
kept from all fear. Oh I wish
you could have seen old ocean
in its majestic fury. It seemed
so wonderful that man could
construct any thing that would
be able to ride these rolling
waves in safety. At sunset
they began to cal down
and before bed time it was
comparatively smooth sailing
This morning was up early
saw the sun rise, watched the
clouds a long time, the came
down and prepared for breakfast
People are beginning to
well I was using a borrowed
ink bottle which has just had
to go back to its owners so the
pencil must come out again
After dinner - Well people
are beginning to what to get
ready for going ashore.
We expect to get into Yok
ahamma to morrow

[Note: Missing a page?]
6th
had come for us and was
completely tired out. Do not
know where we had been
but our anxiety was to get
home on his account .
I am writing at the table
in the Saloon where we take
our meals. The boys are dusting
and cleaning up things generally
A tin of scourging dust and
a cloth seems to be the outfit
of these fellows - these they have
always in hand -
Nov 1[--9--]1th Oh we had such a beau
tiful sunset last night. The
after glow over the clouds was
splendid. Then the moon and
venus were magnificent. We
were up on deck until after 9
oclock. I watched the dipper
[?Pleades?] the V and Lyric for
a long time and sung Jesus
Lover of my soul and some other
hymns. I mean to sing all of
our hymns as we cross the ocean
I enjoy going out along and
lying in my long chair with nothing

but sea and sky about me
and thinking of you all .Last
night dreamed that a party were
coming to our house in pursuit
of me . I was to be seized and
killed do not know what for. Went
out to the barn and when they
arrived they came out Mary being
with them As we were going back
to the house the was an opportu
nity for me to escape - but just as
I was about to avail myself ot it
thought they would then take
Mary instead. I said to myself if
in going away anything happen
ed to her so I remained. At that
point I awoke with the feeling
that I was not yet fitted for a
martyr. This morning went up on
deck before breakfast to find it
raining and every thing in a
state of disagreeable moisture.
This wind is not so favorable
so we shall not make as much
progress as yesterday. Well we
shall reach Japan just when it
is best and that is enough is it
not.

7th
Nov 12th - This morning was
up early, went out to the stern
of the vessel and sat a long time
looking at the waves which were
larger than I had yet seen. How
I wished you could have seen
them as they three up showers of
spray - with the lovely changes of
color mad by the sun shining
upon them. The motion was very
considerable but I like sitting
there along. Can sing as much
as I like without disturbing any one
could scarcely get down from the
high seat without falling came
in quite "stuck up" but went
to breakfast all the same. Dr Sites
and I have funny times trying to
get down stairs without a down
fall. He told me to-day it was
well he had me to steady him
but - I think he has a little fear
that he may not be able to man-
age so much [?avoirdupois?] as your
correspondent possesses in a
graceful manner.

It is a matter of discussion
whether it is Thurs or Friday
at this present moment It is
now [?3?] oclock and we have just
crossed the 180° so will drop Friday
and get up Sat morning. Have
been up on deck for a little while
feel as if I was bidding good bye
to something more that bound me
to America for now we must take
up Yokohamma time. Dr sites
is writing at another table and
we just now have the dining
salon all to ourselves. He is
very busy when not sea sick
reads Chinese and I imagine is
preparing work for the future. He
has missed the conference at
Fuchau by losing the last steamer
and his thoughts are there now as
the Conference is now in session
later One of our passenger claims it
is Friday eve, but I will not agree
with her - for I want to think of the
prayer meeting at home Wish so
much I could be there -

8th
Sat morn Nov. 14th Must say Sat
I suppose though we have had but
5 days this week as yet. We are
getting down into the warmer
latitudes. the sky looks quite
tropical- and we sit out on deck
without any thing around us. My
green dress is almost too warm
but we shall need all our wraps
when we get to Japan. Have I told
you any thing about or newspa-
per correspondent-?- She sailed
from New York to San Francisco
by way of the isthmuses and goes
on to [?Ceylon?]. Is the special
correspondent of 6 papers so I sup-
pose we shall all get done up.
Miss Annie Ballard, a very pro
nounced character. She has been
on the staff of the New York Sun
for 2 years says she has been able
to make excellent engagements
for the trip. She takes sea life
very systematically and [--phylisoph--]
philisophically - fires her questions
at you with a precission that

makes you feel you must tale
heed how you answer them lest
you should be responsible for a
false statement. She would like
to go up to Canton I am certain
but I do not feel at liberty to ask
her to become our guest. The
fact is I doubt if we are a very
popular class of community with
the lad. Mr McCormick the gentle
man from N.Y. a good christian
business man I have urged to
give us a few days if possible. He
goes out to Manilla in the interest
of some machinary which has been
sent on before and needs atten-
tion. The people there do not in
some way understand how to make
a practical use of it so he is en
route to enlighten them. Quite a
long distance to travel for the
purpose is it not-?- Opened my
black trunk to day for the first
time. Could not bear to touch the
things which were lying just as they
were packed in the dear old parlor
at home but it had to be done

9th
I never knew how hard it would
prove to be this leaving home.
You can not know how what
A wrench it has been. Good night
God bless you all.
Nov 16th Yesterday we had
service on board. Dr Sites talked
upon the 1st Chapter of Acts -
We sang at the Captains sug-
gestion nearer my God to Thee
and Rock of Ages. None of the
ladies would undertake to play so
we sang without an instrument
Not much of a loss when we
consider what a wheezing old tea
kettle of a [illegible] we have
The Dr led in the first singing
and called upon me to start the
2nd - I was so surprised I did
not look at the [?tune?] in the book
but sung our good old one - found
afterwards it was not the one set
to the words - but was glad I did
not notice the other. It was very
warm. In the afternoon read the first
sermon in the book father gave me

It was from the middle of
Sampson. and the the dif-
ferent lions Christians have to
meet. It is a very helpful
sermon. I found out some
of the special lions I had to
fight. Have commenced
reading spurgeons evening
book so Edward and I will
think about the same verse
every night. It is such a pleas
ure to me to have that tie
and when I can get to my
trunks can read with father
in the morning. Mr Sites and
I had another nice talk to
day. He would be a nice
pastor to have I think - so
kind and helpful. He told me
he had enjoyed a very happy ex
perience since coming on
board - a new coming into the
light - a renewed amounting for
his work. Good night sung and played
[Note: Written sideways]
our sabbath hymn

10th
We hope to get into Yokahamma
next sabbath - may remain until
Wednesday. Will have an oppur
tunity to send this immediately
from there. The American
steamers do not carry mail now
as the United States have withdrawn
the subsidy. The English strms
take it as freight - so we can
hope for letters only once a
month until some arrangement
is made to the contrary. These
men say they will not take it
as freight would rather lost the
little they would thus make than
to do it. Two [--day--] weeks from
to day I expect to go up to Canton
if all is well.
Nov 20th - Yesterday we ex
perienced a storm at sea
The waves were piled up
almost mountain high and
we rolled about fearfully -
Water came into the room
on the upper deck - and
billows washed over the very
top of the social hall



今晚外面很可爱
明亮的月光与
蓬松的 [难以辨认的] 云
在天空中移动
巴拉德小姐、站点先生和
我走到船尾
观察喷雾的船只
这是由
螺钉的运动
我想我们大约
离水30英尺。至少
那是医生的判断
如果是这样,海浪冲上来
期间至少 38 英尺
风暴。我从未目睹过
至少在真正的风暴之前
不是这样的。
迄今为止,主帮助
我们。这似乎很奇怪
我们将看到土地
明天 - 我想知道你是否
有部长了。它
似乎几乎不可能
做个改变

[注意:缺少一页?]

这是最高的部分
这艘船除了桅杆。
然而我很仁慈
远离一切恐惧。哦,我希望
你本可以看到古老的海洋
在它雄伟的怒火中。看起来
太棒了,男人可以
建造任何会
能够骑这些滚动
安全地挥手。日落时
他们开始冷静下来
睡前是
比较顺利
今天早上起得很早
看到了太阳升起,看到了
乌云良久,来了
下来准备早餐
人们开始
好吧,我用的是借来的
刚刚拥有的墨水瓶
回到它的主人那里,所以
铅笔必须再出来
晚餐后 - 好人
正在开始得到什么
准备上岸。
我们希望进入 Yok
明天的阿哈玛

[注意:缺少一页?]
6日
是来找我们的
完全累坏了。不要
知道我们去过哪里
但我们的焦虑是得到
回家就靠他了。
我在桌边写字
在我们乘坐的轿车
我们的饭菜。男孩们正在除尘
和清理东西一般
一罐鞭笞的尘土和
一块布似乎是衣服
这些家伙 - 他们有这些
永远在手——
11 月 11 日哦,我们有这样的男朋友
昨晚的日落。这
在云层上发光之后
灿烂。然后月亮和
金星很壮观。我们
一直在甲板上,直到 9 点之后
点钟。我看着北斗
恳求 V 和歌词
很长一段时间,唱耶稣
我灵魂的爱人和其他人
赞美诗。我的意思是唱所有
我们穿越海洋时的赞美诗
我喜欢一起出去
躺在我的长椅上,一无所有

但大海和天空围绕着我
并想着你们。最后的
晚上梦见一个聚会
追赶到我们家
我的 。我将被抓住
杀了不知道是为了什么。去
到谷仓,当他们
到了,他们出来了,玛丽正在
和他们一起回去的时候
到房子是个机会
让我逃避——但就像
我正要利用它
以为他们会采取
取而代之的是玛丽。我对自己说如果
在离开时发生任何事情
编给她,所以我留下了。那时
点我醒来的感觉
我还没有适应
烈士。今天早上起来了
早餐前甲板找到它
下雨了,一切都在
令人不快的潮湿状态。
这风不太好
所以我们不会做那么多
进展如昨日。那么我们
到达日本的时候
是最好的,这就足够了
不是。

7日
11 月 12 日 - 今天早上是
早起,出船到船尾
坐了很久
看着海浪
比我见过的还要大。如何
我希望你能看到
他们三起淋浴
喷雾 - 随着可爱的变化
被阳光照耀疯狂的颜色
在他们之上。议案非常
相当可观,但我喜欢坐着
在那里。能唱多少
随心所欲,不打扰任何人
几乎不能从
高座不落来了
在相当“卡住”但去了
早餐都一样。站点博士
我有有趣的时光试图
不倒下楼梯
落下。他今天告诉我
好吧,他让我稳定他
但我觉得他有点害怕
他可能无法像你那样管理这么多的“avoirdupois”
通讯员拥有
优雅的方式。

这是一个讨论的问题
不管是周四还是周五
此刻是
现在 3 点钟,我们刚刚
越过了 180°,所以周五会下降
周六早上起床。有
在甲板上待了一会儿
感觉好像我在说再见
更多束缚我的东西
现在我们必须去美国
横滨时间。博士点
在另一张桌子上写字并且
我们刚刚吃饭
沙龙都属于我们自己。他是
没有晕船的时候很忙
读中文,我想是
为以后的工作做准备。他
错过了会议
富豪失去最后一艘汽船
他的思想现在在那里
会议现在开会
后来我们的一位乘客声称它
是星期五前夕,但我不会同意
和她在一起——因为我想
在家祷告会 希望如此
我可以在那里 -

8日
星期六早上 11 月 14 日 必须说星期六
我想虽然我们有但是
这周还有5天。我们是
下到温暖的地方
纬度。天空看起来很
热带,我们坐在甲板上
我们周围没有任何东西。我的
绿色连衣裙几乎太温暖了
但是我们都需要我们所有的包裹
当我们到达日本时。我有没有告诉
你有什么事情或报社记者吗?
她航行
从纽约到旧金山
通过地峡和去
到锡兰。是不是特别
6篇论文的通讯员,所以我支持
摆出我们都将完成的姿势。
安妮巴拉德小姐,非常专业的
已宣布的字符。她已经
在纽约太阳报的工作人员
2 年来,她说她已经能够
进行出色的约会
为这次旅行。她以海洋为生
非常系统和
哲学地激发她的问题
以一种精确的方式向你

让你觉得你必须讲故事
注意你如何回答他们,以免
你应该负责
虚假陈述。她想要
去广州我敢肯定
但我觉得无权问
她成为我们的客人。这
事实上,我怀疑我们是否是一个非常
受欢迎的社区阶层
小伙子。温柔的麦考密克先生
纽约人,好基督徒
我敦促的商人
如果可能的话,给我们几天时间。他
出于兴趣前往马尼拉
一些机械
之前发送过,需要注意。那里的人不在
以某种方式了解如何制作
它的实际用途,所以他是
启发他们的途径。相当
长途旅行
目的不是吗?我打开了我的
第一个到今天的黑色树干
时间。不忍触碰
像他们一样撒谎的东西
装在亲爱的老客厅里
在家里,但必须这样做

9日
我从来不知道会有多难
证明是这样的离家出走。
你不知道怎么回事
一直是扳手。晚安
上帝保佑你们。
11月16日昨天我们有
船上服务。 Sites 博士谈话
在使徒行传第一章——
我们根据船长的建议歌唱,让我的上帝更接近你
和千古之石。没有任何一个
女士们会承诺这样玩
我们在没有乐器的情况下唱歌
当我们没有太大的损失
想想我们有一个[难以辨认]的喘息的旧茶壶
博士领衔首唱
并呼吁我开始
第二 - 我很惊讶我做到了
不看书上的曲子
但唱了我们的好老歌 - 找到了
后来不是一套
言归正传-但很高兴我做到了
不注意对方。这是非常
温暖的。下午读了第一篇
父亲给我的书中讲道

它是从中间
桑普森。和不同的狮子基督徒必须
遇见。这是一个非常有帮助的
讲道。我发现了一些
我不得不去的特殊狮子
斗争。已经开始
读司布真晚会
预订所以爱德华和我会
想想同一节经文
每晚。是这样的恳求
我一定要打领带
当我可以到达我的
树干可以和父亲一起阅读
早晨。网站先生和
我又谈了一次愉快的事
天。他会是个好人
牧师,我想 - 所以
善良和乐于助人。他告诉我
自从上任以来,他享受了一段非常快乐的经历
登上一个新的进入
点燃一个新的金额
他的工作。晚安唱歌和演奏
【注:横着写】
我们的安息日赞美诗

第十名
我们希望进入 Yokahamma
下一个安息日 - 可能会一直持续到
周三。会有机会
立即发送此消息
从那里。美国人
轮船现在不运邮件
随着美国退出
补贴。英语strms
把它当作运费 - 所以我们可以
希望只收到一次来信
一个月,直到一些安排
是相反的。这些
男人说他们不会接受
因为货运宁愿丢失
他们因此而赚的很少
去做吧。两周后
到今天我想去广州
如果一切顺利。
11 月 20 日 - 昨天我们前
在海上经历了一场风暴
海浪堆积如山
几乎是山高
我们害怕地滚来滚去
水进了房间
在上层甲板和
波涛汹涌
社交大厅的顶部。

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Kerr, Martha Noyes, “Section of Unsigned Letter,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1015.

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