Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Harriet Noyes' Arrival in Canton, China

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Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Harriet Noyes' Arrival in Canton, China

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Anniversaries; Women missionaries; Missionaries; Students; Gifts

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This typed piece, written by Hattie's close friend and fellow missionary, Electa M. Butler, recounts the celebration of her fifty years as a missionary in China, as well as some of her accomplishments during her time as a missionary. Electa specifically highlights the differences Harriet has made amongst female students.

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Butler, Electa M.

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

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Unpublished

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1918-01-14
1918-01-15

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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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[Note: Written in four columns, columns indicated by spaces between lines]
CELEBRATION
The Fiftieth Anniversary
of Miss Harriet Noyes'
Arrival in Canton,
China
The True Light Seminary has just
passed thru one of the most interesting
events in its history, viz. The celebration
of the fiftieth anniversary of Miss Noyes'
arrival in Canton, China. The Chinese
looked forward to the celebration
for months before the time. I was constant-
ly besieged to tell them what was pre-
cious enough to give to their dear Miss
Noyes. When told that she would not
wish them to spend so much money for
her, they said, "Oh, but we must--noth-
ing is too good for her."
Never have I witnessed greater enthus-
iasm over anything than was manifested
in their preparations to do honor to their
beloved Miss Noyes.
They took possesion of the lower rooms
in our dwelling, and soon they looked like
the apartments of an Egyptian princess,
filled as they were with cut flowers.
Every variety of Chrysanthemums and
lovely roses being in evidence. The walls
were covered with red and gold banners
on which were embossed felicitous in-
scriptions and the names of the donors.
On the floor and leaning against the
walls were beautiful panels incased in in-
laid pearl frames. The table and piano
were covered with costly gifts, conspic-
uous among them were brass trays and
bowls, silver articles, embroideries and
bric-a-brac. In a neat little case was a
medal from Governor Chue sent from
Peking. When he was in Canton last
year, he visited True Light and presented
Miss Noyes with a large panel on which
he wrote with his own hand, "Miss Noyes
is the Pan Koo from beyond the seas who
came to China to uplift her daughters."
Pan Koo was a famous woman who did
much for the women of her own country.
The school wished to give Miss Noyes a
dress worthy of the occasion, they pur-
chased a beautiful gray flowerd satin
with a faint tinge of green. Some of the
former pupils said, "She must have a long
fur coat to protect her from adverse
winds, an umbrella to ward off rain and
too much of the sun, and a camphor wood
chest to pack away the things from
moths." The very best of these articles
were presented to her. A tailor was em-
ployed to make the dress and coat and
when they saw her arrayed in them on
the days of the celebration their eyees
glowed with satisfaction.
My heart was deeply touched by the
love showered upon her. It seemed em-
inently fitting and lovely. It brought
to mind the Centurion, who called Jesus to
heal his servant, and the elders who he
sent, said to Jesus that he was worthy
for whom he should do this "for he loveth
our nation and hath buit a us a syna-
gogue." Miss Noyes has given her life to
the women and girls of China. She has
never spared herself. She is worthy of
of their love and gratitude, and I was
glad to see them pour it upon her
without stint.

[Note: In pencil Jan 14, 1868]
Letters were sent out to as many of
the pupils of former years as could be
reached, inviting them to return for the
celebration. One floor of the True Light
building was set aside for their accommo-
dation. It was truly inspiring to see
their faces once more. No longer young
and girlish but bearing the marks of deep
experience along life's journey.
Monday. Jan. 14th, the day Miss Noyes
arrived in Canton (fifty years ago) a great
meeting in her honor was held in the
Second Presbyterian Church of Canton
The auditorium was beautifully decorated
with flowers, flags and banners.
On the rostrum Miss Noyes sat be-
tween representatives of the Chinese
government and the United States Consul
Keintzleman. Speeches from these gen-
tlemen were interpreted by Rev. James
McClure Henry. Mrs. San, who came to
the school in its infancy and has been
connected with it as scholar and teacher
every since, gave history of its growth
from year to year.
Rev. William Dean Noyes was on the
program for an address, but unfortunately
was detained at home by sickness
Many letters of congratulation were
sent in and read to the audience. Miss
Noyes responded in her happy easy way.
The students then rose and sang.
Have you never heard of True Light
That's a shame, that's a shame
If you never heard of True Light
You're to blame, you're to blame
Don't take a map for we're on the map
We're here to prove it, what a snap.
Oh, Miss Noyes is the founder
Don't you know, don't you know
Right in the city of Canton
Yes it's so, yes it's so
We learn to know and love our fellow men
For Miss Noyes has taught us and she can.
(This was modeled after a Mt. Holyoke song.)
In the evening the grounds in front of
our dwelling were packed with people to
witness a play given by the students to
represent the changes in the five decades.
It was greatly appreciated. It seemed
wonderful to me when I remembered that
scarcely twenty years ago it was almost
impossible to induce a girl to speak above
a whisper and in dialogue they were
stiff and unnatural. In this short time
they have acquired ease, grace and re-
sourcefullness. The evening closed with
beautiful fire works. In one piece, a star
Miss Noyes' face appeared.
---
Second Day Jan. 15, 1918.
Our school accompanied us across the
Pearl River to our fine new building. The
location is called "The White Crane's
Nest." Our dear girls who left us to enter
this higher grade welcomed us and showed
us every attention into their power. It was
a mutual joy to be together again After
going over the building we sat down to
luncheon. While partaking of lunch, lit-
tle congratulatory speeches were made
and twice the students rose and sang,
songs in which Miss Noyes' name was
mentioned several times.
At 2 P. M. the large Assembly Hall
was packed with students and guests. On
the rostrum sitting at Miss Noyes' right
and left were representatives from all the
Christian Schools in Canton. The exer-
cises consisted of speeches, songs and

music discoursed by the band. One very
beautiful song was the Alumnae sung to
Miss Noyes. I have not the translation
here, but the last lines were: "Hurrah,
hurrah we are True Light scholars Miss
Noyes, Miss Noyes."
One woman in the audience was found
to be one of the first four pupils who came
to the school. There was also one of the
second year’s pupils present. These two
were brought forward to the rostrum amid
deafening applause.
From the second story verandas we
witnessed a fine Calisthenic drill. The
girls formed the figures 1868 the year of
Miss Noyes’ arrival in Canton, and 1918
the present year. Standing in line they
sang:
1868 that was the year she came
1918 she’s workiug just the same
Half a hundred years has given her fame
Oh who is she? and who is she?
Miss Noyes is her name.
Keeping in step they went thru the mo-
tions of sowing the seed, watering it,
weeding, harvesting it and gathering it
in. This was intended to be symbolic of
what Miss Noyes has done.
They marched off the g ound to the
music of the band in five rows. Each girl
produced a square piece of paper which
she carried over her head. The first row
was red, the second row was yellow, the
third row was blue, the fourth row was
white and the fifth row was black. Thus
was formed the Chinese national flag.
As we watched them we recalled the
time more than thirty years ago when we
introduced calisthenics in the school.
What hard, uphill work it was. At first
the scholars refused to take them, and
their parents said they were afraid it
would loosen their bones. So we bided
our time until common sense came to the
rescue, and now behold the fruit of our
labor.
A most interesting feature of the after-
noon’s exercises was the unveiling of the
memorial tablet, presenting to the women
of China the fine new building of the True
Light, given by the generous donor in
memory of her own and her husband's
mother, Martha and Mary. The inscrip-
tion on the beautiful tablet is in the
words—"To the glory of God and in the
memory of Martha M. Barber and Mary G.
Marr of America. Who like Martha ana
Mary of Bethany loved the Lord Jesus
and strove to make their homes His abid-
ing place. These two buildings are
rected by a daughter, and hereby dedi-
cated to the women of China.” It seems
that new blessings must come to the True
Light with the gift thus given by one of
the Lord’s own in memory of two other
chosen ones who have entered into their
inheritance and are “ever with the Lord.”
It was felt by all that it was a most hap-
py addition to the pleasure of the occas-
ion that Mrs. Barber’s niece, Miss Margaret
Maun, was present and unveiled the tablet
and in fitly chosen words, presented it to
the women of China.
The gift which we hope will mean so
much in the future to China’s daughters
was received in their name by Miss San
a former student of True Light, and now
a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, and a
member of the faculty of True Light.
Thus ended two wonderful days, Janu-
ary 14 and 15, 1918.

One of the speakers said that a degree
should have been conferred for fifty years
of such service, but Miss Noyes said ofter-
wards that the highest degree that the
very highest institution could give would
not be a thousandth paat as precious as
these two davs and the memory of the
love and appreciation expressed.
We both thought of the Society at
home which has kept so closely in touch
with the True Light since its establish-
ment in 1872.
The True Light was one of the first
special objects taken up bythe Mission-
ary Society of Philadelphia. The first
letter received from the foreign field by
the Philadelphia Board in 1871 was from
Miss Noyes telling of the plan to open the
school for women and girls, and asking
the Womens’ Board to take up the sup-
port of the school, which they did, mak-
ing the True Light Seminary one of the’
very first special objects of the Philadel-
phia Board.
This sketch would not be complete, if
I failed to speak of the banquet given to
Miss Noyes vy the Presbyterian Mission
Tuesday evening, Jan. 18th. The tables
were beautifully decorated with roses and
lighted by candles only, They were set in
the form of H. N. The missionaries long-
est on the field were placed nearest Miss
Noyes. The others marched in to music
and sat down where they happened to be
when the music ceased. They looked
very pretty coming in. In front of Miss
Noyes was a very large cake ornamented
with flowers and fifty candles, Rev.
James McClure Henry was Toast Master.
There were many good stunts as the even-
ing progressed and all united in pronoun-
cing the banquet a grand success.
At the close of our annual mission
meeting Jan. 17th, Rev. James McClure
Henry, the chairman, rose and said; “You
will all, I know, unite with me in giving
honor to the first lady in the
land (applause) and wish to show your
apprcciation of her many years of, faith-
ful service.” He then on behalf of the
mission presented to her a beautiful long
silk quilted robe, expressing the hope
that its warmth and comfort might often
remind her of their affection fer her,
Miss Noyes in response said that she
had recently read of an occasion when
some of Gen. Grant’s friends decided to
give him a loving cup. They selected one
of his friends. a comrade in arms, to pre-
sent this gift. When the time came for
the presentation, all gathered round, ex-
pecting to hear some interesting reminis-
cences, but the old soldier, taking the cup
in his hand, said to the General, ---‘‘Here’s
the cup," and the General responded
with “Thank you.”
Realizing that the time had come in
the course of the Mission meeting when
words should be few (applause), the dis-
cussions had been unusually lengthy, she
wished in a few words to say, how over
whelming the many beautiful gifts
received and kind words spoken, had
been, and felt that they should be justly
shared with others who had been asso-
ciated with her in the work. She wished
for each one of those present, fifty years
of service on the Mission field, and that
their fiftieth anniversaries might be as
happy and frought with as many precious
memories as her own had been.
Electa M, Butler.



【注:分四栏写,栏位用行间空格表示】
庆典
五十周年
哈里特·诺伊斯小姐的
抵达广州,
中国
真光神学院刚刚
通过最有趣的之一
其历史上的事件,即。庆典
诺伊斯小姐五十周年纪念
抵达中国广州。中国人
期待庆祝活动
几个月前的时间。我一直被围困着告诉他们什么是珍贵的,可以送给他们亲爱的小姐
是的。当被告知她不会
希望他们花这么多钱
他们说,“哦,但我们必须——没有什么对她来说太好了。”
我从未见过对任何事情表现出更大的热情
在他们准备兑现他们的
亲爱的诺伊斯小姐。
他们占领了较低的房间
在我们的住所里,很快他们看起来像
埃及公主的公寓,
装满了切花。
各种菊花和
可爱的玫瑰就是证据。墙壁
被红色和金色的横幅覆盖
上面刻有吉祥的铭文和捐助者的名字。
在地板上,靠在
墙壁是镶嵌在珍珠框架中的漂亮面板。桌子和钢琴
摆满了昂贵的礼物,其中显眼的是黄铜托盘和
碗、银器、刺绣和
小玩意儿。在一个整洁的小盒子里是一个
朱总督奖章发自
北京。他上次在广州的时候
年,他拜访了真光并提出了
诺伊斯小姐有一块大面板
他亲笔写道:“诺伊斯小姐
是海外的盘古
来中国是为了抚养她的女儿们。”
潘古是一位著名的女性
对她自己国家的妇女来说。
学校希望给诺伊斯小姐一个
礼服配得上这个场合,他们买了一件漂亮的灰色花缎
带着淡淡的绿色。某些
以前的学生说:“她一定有很长的
皮大衣保护她免受不利影响
风,一把雨伞,用来挡雨
太多的阳光和樟木
收拾东西的箱子
飞蛾。”这些文章中最好的
被呈现给她。裁缝是他们——
专门制作这件衣服和外套,
当他们看到她穿着他们
庆祝的日子他们的眼睛
满意地发光。
我的心被深深触动
爱洒在她身上。似乎是——
恰到好处又可爱。它带来了
想起百夫长,他叫耶稣
医治他的仆人和他的长老
差遣,对耶稣说他是配得的
他应该为谁做这件事“因为他爱
我们的国家已经为我们建立了一个联结
gogue。” 诺伊斯小姐已经把她的生命献给了
中国的妇女和女孩。她有
从来没有放过自己。她值得
他们的爱和感激,而我
很高兴看到他们把它倒在她身上
没有限制。

[注:铅笔 1868 年 1 月 14 日]
信件被发送给尽可能多的人
往年的学生
到达,邀请他们返回
庆典。真光一层
建筑物被留作他们的住宿
日期。看到真的很感动
他们的脸再次出现。不再年轻
和少女,但带有深刻的印记
在人生的旅途中体验。
周一。 1 月 14 日,诺伊斯小姐的日子
到达广州(五十年前)很棒
以她的名义举行的会议在
广州第二长老会
礼堂装饰得很漂亮
用鲜花、 旗帜和横幅。
诺伊斯小姐坐在讲台上——
华人代表
政府和美国领事
肯茨勒曼。这些世代的演讲
詹姆斯牧师解释了这些问题
麦克卢尔亨利。三夫人来了
这所学校处于起步阶段并一直
作为学者和老师与之相关
从那以后,讲述了它的成长史
年复一年。
威廉·迪恩·诺伊斯牧师在
一个地址的程序,但不幸的是
因病被关在家中
收到了很多贺信
发送给观众阅读。错过
诺伊斯以她轻松愉快的方式回应。
然后学生们起立唱歌。
你没听说过真光吗
太可惜了太可惜了
如果你从未听说过真光
怪你,怪你
不要拿地图,因为我们在地图上
我们来这里是为了证明这一点,真是太棒了。
哦,诺伊斯小姐是创始人
你不知道,你不知道吗?
就在广州市
是的,是这样,是的,是这样
我们学会了解和爱我们的同胞
因为诺伊斯小姐教会了我们,她可以。
(这是模仿 Mt. Holyoke 的歌曲。)
傍晚时分,前面的场地
我们的住所挤满了人
目睹学生们表演的戏剧
代表了这五个十年的变化。
非常感谢。看起来
当我想起那件事时,我觉得很美妙
大约二十年前,几乎是
不可能诱使女孩在上面说话
他们在耳语和对话中
僵硬而不自然。在这短短的时间里
他们获得了轻松、优雅和重新
源源不断晚上结束了
美丽的火作品。一颗星
诺伊斯小姐的脸出现了。
---
第二天 1918 年 1 月 15 日。
我们学校陪我们走过
珠江到我们精品新楼。这
位置被称为“白鹤的
巢。”我们亲爱的女孩离开我们进入
这个更高的年级欢迎我们并展示了
我们每一个注意力都转化为他们的力量。它是
再次在一起是一种共同的快乐
翻过我们坐过的大楼
午餐。吃午饭的时候,点着——
致贺词
两次学生站起来唱歌,
诺伊斯小姐名字的歌曲
多次提到。
下午 2 点,大礼堂
挤满了学生和客人。上
坐在诺伊斯小姐右边的讲台上
剩下的是所有的代表
广州的基督教学校。练习包括演讲、歌曲和

乐队讲的音乐。一个很
美丽的歌是校友唱给
诺伊斯小姐。我没有翻译
在这里,但最后几行是:“万岁,
万岁我们是真光学者小姐
诺伊斯,诺伊斯小姐。”
观众中一名女性被发现
成为最早来的四个学生之一
去学校。还有一个
二年级学生在场。这两个
被带到主席台上
震耳欲聋的掌声。
从二楼的阳台我们
见证了一场精美的体操训练。这
女孩组成的数字 1868 年
诺伊斯小姐抵达广州,1918 年
今年。他们排队
唱:
1868 那年她来了
1918 年她的工作还是一样
半个世纪赋予了她名声
哦,她是谁?她是谁?
诺伊斯小姐是她的名字。
他们步调一致地进行播种、浇水的动作,
除草,收获和收集
in. 这是为了象征
诺伊斯小姐做了什么。
他们从地面上向
五排乐队的音乐。每个女孩
制作了一张方形纸
她举过头顶。第一行
是红色的,第二排是黄色的,
第三排是蓝色的,第四排是
白色,第五排是黑色。因此
形成了中国国旗。
当我们看着他们时,我们想起了
三十多年前,当我们
在学校介绍了健美操。
这是多么艰巨、艰巨的工作。首先
学者们拒绝接受他们,并且
他们的父母说他们害怕
会松动他们的骨头。所以我们出价
我们的时间,直到常识来到
拯救,现在看看我们的果实
劳动。
后一个最有趣的功能-
中午的练习是揭幕
牌位,赠送给妇女
中国精品新楼
光,由慷慨的捐助者提供
对自己和丈夫的记忆
妈妈,玛莎和玛丽。铭文——
美丽的平板电脑上的化是在
话——“为了上帝的荣耀和在
Martha M. Barber 和 Mary G. 的记忆
美国的马尔。谁喜欢玛莎安娜
伯大尼的马利亚爱主耶稣
并努力使他们的家园成为他的常驻——
荷兰国际集团的地方。这两座建筑是
由一个女儿纠正,并在此献身
迎合中国女性。”它似乎
新的祝福必须降临到真实的
用其中一个人给予的礼物点亮
主的,以纪念另外两个
被选中的人进入了他们的
继承并“永远与主同在”。
所有人都觉得这是对场合乐趣的最幸福的补充——
巴伯夫人的侄女玛格丽特小姐
Maun 出席并揭开了这款平板电脑的面纱
并用恰当的语言把它呈现给
中国的女人。
我们希望的礼物是这样的
中国女儿的未来
被三小姐以他们的名义收到
曾经是真光的学生,现在
霍利奥克山学院的毕业生,以及
真光系的成员。
1918 年 1 月 14 日和 15 日这两个美好的日子就这样结束了。

一位发言者说,学位
应该被授予五十年
这种服务,但诺伊斯小姐经常说——
病房的最高程度,
最高机构可以给予
不比千分之一珍贵
这两天的记忆
表达了爱和欣赏。
我们都想到了社会
保持如此密切联系的家
真光自 1872 年成立以来。
真光是最早的之一
费城传教士协会使用的特殊物品。首先
外地来信
1871 年的费城委员会是从
诺伊斯小姐讲述了开馆的计划
妇女和女童学校,并要求
妇女委员会接受了学校的支持,他们这样做了,mak-
ing真光神学院之一’
费城委员会的第一个特殊对象。
这个草图是不完整的,如果
我没说给
诺伊斯小姐与长老会传道会
1 月 18 日星期二晚上。桌子
用玫瑰装饰得很漂亮,
只用蜡烛点亮,它们被设置在
H. N. 传教士的形式
球场上的 est 被放置在离小姐最近的位置
是的。其他人跟着音乐走
并在他们碰巧在的地方坐下
当音乐停止时。他们看起来
进来很漂亮。在小姐面前
Noyes 是一个非常大的蛋糕装饰
带着鲜花和五十支蜡烛,牧师。
詹姆斯麦克卢尔亨利是吐司大师。
随着晚上的进行,有许多精彩的特技表演,并且都团结在代词中-
宴会圆满成功。
在我们的年度任务结束时
1 月 17 日会议,詹姆斯·麦克卢尔牧师
董事长亨利站起来说: “你
我知道,所有人都会与我联合给予
向第一夫人致敬
着陆(掌声)并希望展示你的
感谢她多年的忠实服务。”然后他代表
任务赠送给她一个美丽的长
丝绸绗缝长袍,表达希望
它的温暖和舒适可能经常
提醒她他们对她的爱,
诺伊斯小姐回应说,她
最近读到一个场合
格兰特将军的一些朋友决定
给他一个爱的杯子。他们选择了一个
他的朋友。一位战友,献上这份礼物。时机成熟时
演示文稿,所有人都聚集在一起,前-
期待听到一些有趣的回忆——
几分钱,但老兵,拿着杯子
他手里拿着,对将军说:“这是
杯子”,将军回答
用“谢谢”。
意识到时机已到
代表团会议的过程
话应该很少(掌声),讨论的时间异常冗长,她
想说几句话,怎么结束
淹没了许多美丽的礼物
收到并说好话,有
曾经,并且觉得他们应该是公正的
与工作中与她有联系的其他人分享。她希望
在场的每一个人,五十年
在任务领域的服务,以及
他们的五十周年可能是
快乐而烦恼着尽可能多的珍贵
和她自己一样的记忆。
Electa M Butler

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Butler, Electa M. , “Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Harriet Noyes' Arrival in Canton, China,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1058.

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