Letter from C.W. Fay to Brother and Sister Noyes, July 4, 1848

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Letter from C.W. Fay to Brother and Sister Noyes, July 4, 1848

Subject

Moving, Household; Procrastination; Education; Children; Construction

Description

In this letter from Clara Walker Fay (wife of Rev. Gilbert Otis Fay; sister or cousin of Lois Walker) to Lois and Varnum Noyes, C.W. says that she meant to write sooner, but has been busy moving house. She discusses how her neighbors and mutual acquaintances are doing, particularly referring to their health. She also writes about her children and how they are doing in school. She concludes by sending her regards and giving further details about their new home.

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Fay, Clara Walker

Source

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

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Unpublished

Date

1848-07-04

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

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eng (English)

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Text

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noyes_c_cor_940

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[Note: Additional note written sideways in the margin of page one]
If you see my Wadsworth friends remember me affection
ately to them. Let me know how they get along ------
Sarah Metcalf married to Mr [?Spaulding?] of Salmon falls he was ordained last
winter. Esq Luthers daughter.

Medway July 4, 1848.
Dear Brother & Sister Noyes
I am ashamed and
know it is too bad I have not answered your letter
before this. I have no very good excuse to offer
for my neglect. I have been thinking I would
write next week these three months- I have
had a good deal to do this spring and summer.
I am in hopes, I shall have some more leisure.
I let Sarah go into the straw shop after the
winter school finished, she boarded with me, she
was unwell the months of April and May with
the rheumatism. I moved the 2 week in May
into my new house on the other side of the
road; we carried all our things in our hands &
on a wheelbarrow which made it quite as hard
for me, as though I had moved farther as I had my
work to do (Sarah being unable to assist me)
I had to carry across the road a great many
times. Mrs Mason has been very much occupied
and confined for several months, on account
of the feebleness of old Mrs Mason. she dont
do any of her work. Sister has to do all for her
she is not willing to have any body live with her
so Mrs Mason has to go over and look after her
a great many times in a day. She dont complain
of anything but weakness, she is very much emaciated.

I dont think she will live long-- Our brothers and
sisters are in there usual health. [?Dr?] Clark is rather
better on the whole. Sarah married Mr Basset and has
gone to Killingly to live with the old folks. Sarah Eaton
came home the last of May, I hardly know whether to
say she is better or not. she dont appear at all ^[as] she
used to- George Fisher, Mr Amos Fishers only son, remain
ing child, is failing in a consumption, he is
a yearl older than Orion is engage to Harriet Har
ding. Adaliza Clark has a fine large healthy
daughter 3 or 4 months old. she seems very well.
Capt Portridges wife is rather feeble -- Dr Ide[?f?] is rather
feeble he preaches most of the time. Jacob has
been very sick with the rheumatic fever. Mr Sanford
after his return seemed much better, but he has had
some ill turns this year, he is very careless, and
always will be, it is natural to him. Mrs Sanford has
about done going out for the present --- There is no
special attention to the subject ^[of religion] in this town, the
^[people] seem very much engaged in the world, in build
ing houses. I never knew so many new houses going
up as at the present time in the village, a large Hotel
5 stones high where the old one stood- A most
splendid store front of Mr Sanfords, owned by Amos
Fisher to be occupied by Abram Harding when completed
It is as splendid a building as I ever saw -- Orion
is still in Mr Blakes store in the village Henry
is at home- Gilbert has worked for Mr Mason, he will
finish the last of this month- and have 3 or 4 weeks

to fix up my things before he goes to school. I
think of sending him to Andover to Phillips academy
the 1st of Sept. I have concluded it will be best for
me to stay at home, and let Gilbert board out as it is
so much work for me to move to get fixed. Changes
are a great tax upon my health [--I like my new hab--]
Gilbert thinks it is best for him to board; and is willing
to go alone. Last Sabbath he made a public profession
of religion O that he may not be deceived but be
a firm pillar in the church of God. He has had very
little leisure this year for reading or writing
he thinks when he has more leisure he will write
to his cousins-- Fay & Elmira go to school. Elmira
studies Colburns Arithmetic, Geography. Fay, Emmersons
Arithmetich, Halls Geography, and, sings a good deal
If Martha and Hatty were here, he would sing them
a good many tunes. He reads very well in the Bible,
commits easy, speaks rather long [?yet?], is a little mis
chievious, loves to go to school, wears home the medal
every week I have just asked him what I should write
to you, he says "that I am a good boy, for I will be a good
boy." -- We all want to see Emily we remem-
ber her little prattle can she [?scots?] any yet--?
I like my new house much, it has six rooms, two
on each floor all finished it is 18 feet by 24 -- end to the
road, stairs on the front entry Excellent water, a brass
kettle set in the wood house 4 apple trees large enought &
bear apples a front yard large enough to raise a few
vegatables I hope you will not do as I have done to you but
write if not but a few lines. We all unite in love to you & yours
C.W. Fay

[Clara Walker Fay, husband Rev. Gilbert Otis Fay, sister or cousin of Lois Walker Noyes]

Medway NY 10
July 11
Rev Varnum Noyes
Seville
Medina Co
Ohio.



[注:附加说明写在第一页页边空白处]
如果你看到我的沃兹沃思朋友记得我的感情
对他们很晚。让我知道他们是怎么相处的------
莎拉·梅特卡夫嫁给了鲑鱼瀑布的斯波尔丁先生,他最后被任命
冬天。 Esq路德的女儿。

1848 年 7 月 4 日,梅德韦。
亲爱的诺伊斯兄弟姐妹
我很惭愧并且
知道这太糟糕了,我还没有回你的信
在这之前。我没有很好的借口可以提供
因为我的疏忽。我一直在想我会
下周写这三个月-我有
今年春天和夏天有很多事情要做。
我满怀希望,我将有更多的空闲时间。
之后我让莎拉去稻草店
冬季学校结束,她和我一起寄宿,她
4 月和 5 月身体不适
风湿病。我在 5 月搬了 2 周
进入我在另一边的新房子
路;我们把所有的东西都拿在手里&
在一辆独轮车上,这让它变得非常困难
对我来说,好像我已经走得更远了
要做的工作(莎拉无法帮助我)
我不得不背着很多东西过马路
次。梅森太太忙得不可开交
并被关押了几个月,因为
梅森老太太的虚弱。她不
做她的任何工作。姐姐必须为她做一切
她不愿意让任何身体与她同住
所以梅森太太必须过去照顾她
一天很多次。她不抱怨
除了虚弱之外,她非常憔悴。

我不认为她会长寿——我们的兄弟和
姐妹们都在那儿,身体健康。克拉克医师相当
整体上更好。莎拉嫁给了巴塞特先生并拥有
去杀戮与老人住在一起。莎拉伊顿
五月最后一天回家,我几乎不知道要不要
说她好不好。她根本没有出现
习惯了阿莫斯·费舍尔先生的独子乔治·费舍尔,
孩子,消费失败,他是
比 Orion 大一岁的人与 Harriet Harding 订婚。
阿达丽莎克拉克有一个很好的大健康
女儿三四个月大。她看起来很好。
波特里奇上尉的妻子相当虚弱——Ide 医生相当虚弱
他大部分时间都在讲道。雅各布有
风湿热病得很重。桑福德先生
他回来后似乎好多了,但他已经
今年有些不顺,他很粗心,而且
永远都是,这对他来说很自然。桑福德夫人有
关于目前外出的事——没有
特别关注这个小镇的宗教主题,
人们似乎非常热衷于建造房屋。
我从来不知道有这么多新房子要开
到现在为止,村里有一家大酒店
5 块石头高,旧石头所在的地方 - A most
阿莫斯拥有的桑福德先生的华丽店面
完成后,费舍尔将被艾布拉姆·哈丁占领
这是我所见过的最壮丽的建筑——猎户座
还在亨利村的布莱克斯先生店里
在家——吉尔伯特曾为梅森先生工作,他将
完成本月的最后一个 - 并有 3 或 4 周

在他上学之前把我的东西收拾好。我
考虑把他送到安多弗去菲利普斯学院
9 月 1 日。我已经得出结论,这将是最好的
我呆在家里,让吉尔伯特照原样登机
这么多的工作让我搬家来修好。变化
对我的健康造成很大负担[--我喜欢我的新住所--]
吉尔伯特认为他最好上船。并且愿意
一个人去。上个安息日他做了一个公开的职业
哦,他可能不会被欺骗,而是被
在上帝的教会中坚固的支柱。他已经很
今年很少有闲暇阅读或写作
他认为当他有更多的空闲时,他会写
给他的表兄弟们——Fay 和 Elmira 去上学。埃尔迈拉
研究 Colburns 算术,地理。费伊,埃默森
Arithmetich, Halls Geography,而且,唱得不错
如果玛莎和哈蒂在这里,他会唱歌
很多曲调。他在圣经中读得很好,
容易犯错,说话有点长,有点淘气,
爱上学,把奖章戴回家
每周我都问他我应该写什么
他对你说:“我是个好孩子,因为我会成为一个好孩子
男孩。”——我们都想见艾米丽,我们记得她的小闲谈,她 [无法辨认] 还——?
我很喜欢我的新房子,它有六个房间,两个
每一层都完成了,它是 18 英尺乘 24 英尺——到
道路,前面入口的楼梯 优秀的水,黄铜
水壶放在木屋里 4 棵苹果树足够大 &
在大到可以养几只的前院种苹果
蔬菜 我希望你不要像我对你那样做,但是
如果不是,写几行。我们都团结在爱你和你的
C.W.费伊

[Clara Walker Fay,丈夫吉尔伯特 Otis Fay 牧师,Lois Walker Noyes 的姐姐或堂兄]

纽约梅德韦 10
7 月 11 日
瓦努姆·诺耶斯牧师
塞维利亚
麦地那公司
俄亥俄州。

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Fay, Clara Walker, “Letter from C.W. Fay to Brother and Sister Noyes, July 4, 1848,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1051.

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