Letter from Henry to Dear Ones at Home, July 24, 1874

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Letter from Henry to Dear Ones at Home, July 24, 1874

Subject

Councils and synods; Vacations; Diseases; Chapels; First communion; Education; Money

Description

Henry writes home about how he is going to start for the synod in the upcoming weeks. His throat has been bothering him, the doctor told him he needs to rest but its nothing serious. Henry apologizes for being away for the opening of the chapel. Henry attended the first Communion to be held in San Ui, he commented on how the chapel was not as grand as the ones back home. He enclosed $250 in the letter to be spent however the family pleases but does write he hopes it will go to helping the girls go to school.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1874-07-24

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_701

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Canton July 24th 1874
Dear ones at Home
I am going to
write to you all together
this time as I am expecting
to start for Synod in about
2 or 3 hours. It almost
seems as though I ought to
be saying good bye but
of course I am no farther
from you up north than
I am here. I should have
liked it very much if some
of the rest could have gone but
it did not seem as though
they could very well this year.
Hattie thinks of going to Swatow
with Miss Shaw during her vacation
which is in a little more than

4 weeks from now. I hope
she will be able to ^do so as I am
sure she will feel refreshed
by it. I do not know Exactly
how long I shall be gone.
I do not anticipate getting
back until the beginning
of the cool weather. My
throat has been troubling me
a little for a while past and
the doctor advises me not
to hurry back - he says I
better rest my voice for awhile
speaking in market places has
I suppose been a little hard
for it. He says it is nothing
serious but that it needs rest.
No one else from our mission
is going but I shall meet some
of the other brethren, I doubt not
in Shanghai. I shall be sorry

to be away at the opening of
our new chapel but that can-
not be helped. It is almost
done. I was down to San-Ui
some two weeks ago and
held the first Communion
ever held in that great city
of 200 000 or more people.
There were only two of our own
members [illegible] the native assistant
and school teacher. -- then three
came over from the Wesleyan
Mission and so there were
five in all besides myself.
I think we all enjoyed the
day. It was a very small
and very rude chapel, compared
with churches at home, where
the service ^was held but I presume
that made little difference in
the eyes of Him who dwelleth
in temples not made with hands

We inclose by this mail
an order of Wm Rankin Esq
for $250- which we can
spare just as well as not
and which I hope you will
use for anything you want.
It is partly with the design
of helping the girls about going
to school. I hope Clara will
go to Wooster this coming year
if she wants to. We shall be
glad to keep her a little oc-
casionally if she needs it. I
do not think the money could be
put to a better purpose. I had a
letter from Dr Taylor a few days since
in which he speaks of our "[u]Excellent +
beloved sister" He says "She stands
among the vEry first in her class + Dr
Gregory her prof in Metaphysics, thinks her
equal to any mind under his teaching -
as indeed do we all". Well I must stop
now . Next time I hope to write from
some point farther north.
With ever so much love to
all Your own loving
-- Henry --



广州 1874 年 7 月 24 日
亲爱的在家
我要去
一起写信给大家
这次如我所料
约开始于主教会议
2或3小时。它几乎
好像我应该
说再见,但是
我当然不远了
从你到北边
我在这里。我应该
如果有的话非常喜欢
其余的可能已经走了,但是
好像不是
他们今年可以做得很好。
海蒂想去斯沃图
与肖小姐度假时
这比

4周后。我希望
她将能够像我一样这样做
她肯定会感到神清气爽
通过它。我不知道
我要离开多久。
我不希望得到
回到开始
凉爽的天气。我的
喉咙一直困扰着我
有一段时间过去和
医生建议我不要
快点回来——他说我
最好让我的声音休息一会儿
在市场上说话有
我想有点难
为了它。他说没什么
严重,但它需要休息。
我们的使命中没有其他人
要去,但我会遇到一些
其他弟兄,我怀疑不是
在上海。我会后悔的

在开幕时离开
我们的新教堂,但这无济于事。它几乎
完毕。我去了三义
大约两周前和
举行了第一次圣餐
曾经在那个伟大的城市举行过
200 000 或更多的人。
我们自己只有两个
成员 [无法辨认] 本地助手
和学校老师。 ——然后三个
来自卫斯理会
使命,所以有
除了我之外,一共五个。
我想我们都喜欢
天。这是一个非常小的
和非常粗鲁的教堂相比
在家里有教堂,在哪里
服务举行了,但我想
这几乎没有什么不同
居住者的眼睛
在不是用手做的寺庙里

我们附上这封邮件
律师威廉·兰金的命令
250 美元——我们可以
有备无患
我希望你会
用于任何你想要的。
它部分与设计
帮助女孩们去
去学校。我希望克拉拉会
今年去伍斯特
如果她愿意。我们将是
如果她需要的话,很高兴偶尔留她一点。我
不要以为钱可以
用于更好的目的。我曾有一个
几天后泰勒医生的来信
他在其中谈到我们的“优秀和
亲爱的姐姐”他说“她站着
在她班上的第一名和博士中
她的形而上学教授格雷戈里认为她
与他教导下的任何心灵一样——
就像我们所有人一样”。好吧,我必须停下来
现在 。下次我希望从
更北的某个地方。
带着如此多的爱
所有你自己的爱
——亨利——

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Dear Ones at Home, July 24, 1874,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/774.

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