Letter from John C. Lowrie to Hattie Noyes, May 5 1888

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Title

Letter from John C. Lowrie to Hattie Noyes, May 5 1888

Subject

Lowrie, John C. (John Cameron), 1808-1900; Death; Friendship

Description

John Cameron Lowrie writes to Hattie thanking her for her letter informing him of Varnum's death. They admired each other greatly and Lowrie has missed him. He is writing from the General Assembly.

Creator

Lowrie, John Cameron

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

May 5, 1888

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

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noyes_c_cor_547

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[Note: Circular impression on top left corner of page:
33
FIFTH AVE.
COR.
12TH ST. N.Y.]
New York, May 5, 1888
Miss Hattie Noyes
My Dear Friend
I sympathize with you most truly in the departure of
your dear and honored father. In him we must not mourn. It was [?gauie?]
for him to die, to depart and be with Christ, "Which is far better." But for
you, and your dear brother, so sadly disappointedly and your dear sister in China, I
know how to feel for you in your bereavement, for I still remember my own dear
father's death nearly twenty years ago, and still miss a thousand times his presence, his
wise counsels, his daily example. Well such is this life, even to the people of God. But such is not
our best life. That remains. I have to write in the greatest haste these few thoughts of sympa
thy. The appointed time had come, it was by no chance, precious is the death of his saints, blessed is the
rest above, blessed the reunions there, blessed is the Saviours presence [u] visibly [/u], blessed the hope of our meeting
again those who have gone before us. Dear Miss Hattie, may you all be supported, comfor
ted, chastened, prepare better for duties here and rest hereafter!

I shall hope to meet your brother, perhaps you too, in Phil? at the G.A.
where I expect to spend a few days in Assembly lines. It would give me real pleasure
to see you both again.
You will be glad to hear that our [?third?] year ends with a large balance on
the right side. We are all kept very much occupied, closing matters for the G.A.
So I must send you this letter just as it starts.
With kind regards and warm sympathy, I am
Yours sincerely
John C. Lowrie
I am glad you wrote me such a good long letter. I always
held your father in reverence, and was thankful to learn all particulars.



纽约 86 年 3 月 17 日。
海蒂·诺伊斯小姐中国广州。
我亲爱的诺伊斯小姐 ,
我很高兴地通知您 ,
在上周一的董事会会议上 ,
您的请假申请得到了热烈的批准。
我认为您在这九年或十年中的忠实工作使您有资格获得它 ,
尤其是当您或多或少处于极大的兴奋和沉重的压力之下时。
我正忙于许多事情 ,
现在只能写简短的文章 ,
但我想再次向您保证 ,
我对您的学校非常感兴趣 ,
并祝贺您在上一封信中所讲述的成功 ,
向您的姐姐和学校致以诚挚的问候 传教圈我留下 ,
真诚的你的
F. F. Ellinwood

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Letter

Citation

Lowrie, John Cameron, “Letter from John C. Lowrie to Hattie Noyes, May 5 1888,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/607.

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