Letter from Henry to Clara, August 24, 1878

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Title

Letter from Henry to Clara, August 24, 1878

Subject

Peach growers; Postal service; Teeth; Threshing machines; Church schools

Description

Henry writes acknowledging a letter from Clara and his father. He spent last Sabbath on a peach grove preaching and harvesting. He is mailing clothes to Dr. Kerr in San Francisco. He suspects Bella will feel better with the cooler weather, and Willie's teeth are coming in. He has heard of the efficiency of threshing machines. He closes expecting to baptize three converts next communion.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #3

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1878-08-24

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_683

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Sacramento Aug 24th
1878
My dear Clara
I was glad to get
Father's letter and yours yesterday,
though sorry to know that father
was unwell. I do not remember
whether I wrote to Sarah that I
spent last Sabbath at Elk Grove &
preached Sabbath day and helped
pick peaches an Monday. I
stopped with one of the elders
named Kerr who lives on a
fruit ranch. As I did not
leave till 2-o-clock PM, I
went out with him and his
hired man in the forenoon to
pick peaches. I wish you
could have seen some of the
trees, great large peaches--one
made a handful.
Now I think of it I
will say put my clothes in with
the girls box. I will not need
them until I get to China and
they will feel happy I am sure in that box.

The box need not stop here
but had better be sent straight
to San Francisco in care of
Dr Kerr 800 Stockton St.
I think you must
have had a good time at
that teachers Institute from
the account you give of it.
I have just been down to
the depot to see Mr Wherry
and his family. They are on
their way back to China ex-
pect to leave S F the first
of next month. They had
with them a young lady going
out to join Miss Downing.
Her name is Anderson. They
had also three little children.
As I am away from home
at any rate I feel as though
I shall be glad to be at
work in China when the time

comes. We are all very well. I
think Bella will feel stronger now
that cool weather is coming on
and the baby is weaned. He
has two more teeth now, four
above and four below. He
will take a piece of beef steak
in his hands and pull it off
with his teeth until he gets it
pretty much all disposed of.
He will eat a cracker or piece
of bread or cake without any
difficulty. Mr Henry told me
that the Happer girls would be
going back in the November
steamer. If you should be
writing to them say that we
would be very glad to have
their company. I suppose there
will be missionaries now going
by every steamer
To change the subject
I wonder if I have ever written
about the machine I have heard

of, used in California that
goes through the wheat field, cuts
the heads off threshes them and
leaves the wheat in bags, and
the straw on the ground. It is
drawn by 16 horses & will go
over 50 acres in a day. They
say they have them made so
as to go by steam. Their threshing
machines are very large. I saw
a notice of one the other day
that threshed 4,400 bushels in
one day.
Now I must stop. I
often think of you all. We
are still having a good sized
school, and best of all some
of these boys expect to apply for
baptism at the next communion
I think there will be at least 4
and perhaps more. I have a
good bible of class of 15 every
evening and the native assistant
also teaches them half an hour.
A great deal of love to
you all from Your aff
Henry



萨克拉门托 8 月 24 日
1878年
我亲爱的克拉拉
我很高兴得到
昨天父亲的信和你的信,
虽然很遗憾认识那个父亲
身体不适。我不记得
我是否写信给莎拉说我
在 Elk Grove 度过了最后一个安息日
宣讲安息日并帮助
星期一摘桃子。我
停在一位长老那里
名叫克尔,住在
水果牧场。因为我没有
离开到下午 2 点,我
和他和他的
中午雇人
摘桃子。我希望你
可能已经看到了一些
树,大桃子——一个
做了一把。
现在我想起来我
会说把我的衣服放进去
女孩的盒子。我不需要
他们直到我到达中国
我敢肯定,他们会在那个盒子里感到高兴。

盒子不必停在这里
但最好直接发送
去旧金山照顾
克尔博士斯托克顿街 800 号
我想你必须
玩得很开心
该师范学院来自
你给它的帐户。
我刚到
去仓库看 Wherry 先生
和他的家人。他们在
回中国的路上,他们希望先离开旧金山
下个月的。他们有
和他们一起去的一位年轻女士
出去和唐宁小姐会合。
她叫安德森。他们
还有三个小孩。
因为我离家
无论如何我觉得好像
我会很高兴在
在中国工作的时候

来了。我们都很好。我
认为贝拉现在会感觉更强壮
凉爽的天气即将来临
婴儿断奶了。他
现在还有两颗牙齿,四颗
上面和下面四个。他
会吃一块牛排
在他的手中并把它拉下来
用他的牙齿直到他得到它
几乎都处理掉了。
他会吃一块饼干或一块
面包或蛋糕,没有任何
困难。亨利先生告诉我
哈珀女孩会是
十一月回去
汽船。如果你应该
写信给他们说我们
会很高兴有
他们的公司。我想那里
现在将是传教士
每个蒸笼
改变主题
我想知道我是否曾经写过
关于我听说过的机器,

在加利福尼亚使用
穿过麦田,切割
把他们的头打掉,然后
把小麦放在袋子里,然后
地上的稻草。这是
由 16 匹马牵着走
一天50多亩。他们
说他们是这样制作的
至于乘蒸汽去。他们的脱粒
机器很大。我看见
前几天的通知
脱粒 4,400 蒲式耳
一天。
现在我必须停下来。我
经常想起你们。我们
仍然有一个很好的大小
学校,最重要的是一些
这些男孩中的希望申请
下一次圣餐的洗礼
我认为至少会有4个
也许更多。我有一个
15年级的好圣经
晚上和本地助手
还教他们半个小时。
很多的爱
你们都来自
亨利

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Clara, August 24, 1878,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed May 25, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/746.

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