Letter from Henry to Mattie, March 20, 1882

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Letter from Henry to Mattie, March 20, 1882

Subject

Packets; Letters; Travel; Rainstorms; Bible--translations

Description

Henry writes to Mattie reporting that a Russel & Co. steamer is bringing mail from Hong Kong to San Francisco. He hopes she will be removed from New York soon so that she will feel better. The mail will arrive aboard the "Gaelic" today and Mrs. Whilden will leave on it. Henry is going to San-Ui soon and would bring Bella and the children. Henry is sending a translation of "Matthew" to Shanghai and has made progress on Luke and John. He and Dr. Happer and Mr. Henry are translating "Romans" through "Revelation" and Henry's teacher has gotten further on "Genesis".

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1882-03-20

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

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Text

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noyes_c_cor_756

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Canton March 20th 1882
Dear Mattie,
I heard yesterday
that a private steamer sent
by Russell [?& Co?] would take
a mail from HongKong for
San Francisco to-morrow and
so will write a few lines.
Mother wrote me by the
last mail and told me
you were having quite a
tedious time in New York.
I hope that long before this
reaches you, you will be
at home again and feeling
well after all you have been
suffering. We are expecting the
mail from San Francisco by
the Gaelic this afternoon. It
may be here within an hour

Miss Whilden expects to take
passage for home in her.
I saw Miss W. this morning
She said she hardly expected
to be in the Northern part of
the country so I suppose
there is not much hope
of your seeing her.
I am expecting to leave
for a country trip to San-Ui
and the other stations to-
morrow morning. Bella and
the children had been thinking
of going with me, but a Bible
woman who had promised to
go went to Hong Kong and
has not returned so that
Bella has concluded to remain
at home especially as she has
plenty to do. Mr White and
Mr Fulton are also expecting
to start in the morning for

Lin-Chau and on Thursday
morning Mr Henry is ex-
pecting to start for Chuk Liu
so there will be quite a thinning
out of our mission. Mr White
does not expect to stay very
long at Lin-Chau but Mr
Fulton thinks of remaining
for two or three months.
I should not wonder
if we would all have
some rainy weather. So far
there has been very little
rain this year and it
seems as if it must come
pretty soon. To day is stormy
and a half an hour ago
it got so dark that it was
about as much as I could
do to see to read. I have

just finished preparing a
copy of Matthew to send to
Shanghai. I rather think
you knew that Mr Piercy
and I have been at work
upon a revision for
some time. We have also
finished Mark and made
some progress with Luke &
John. I hope we shall
get the whole New Testament
through in time. Dr Happer
Mr Henry and I are at
work on the last part from
Romans to Revelation My
teacher has [--made a--] put more
of Genesis into colloquial
I hope in time to get the
Pentateuch all done. Now I wonder how
this letter will find you. I do
hope very much better. Bella wishes
me to send her love. The children are
very well. Your aff Bro,
Henry.



广州 1882 年 3 月 20 日
亲爱的玛蒂,
昨天听说
私人轮船送来的
罗素公司将采取
一封来自香港的邮件
旧金山明天和
所以会写几行。
妈妈给我写的
最后一封邮件告诉我
你过得很愉快
在纽约的乏味时间。
我希望在此之前很久
到达你,你将是
又到家了,感觉
毕竟你已经
痛苦。我们期待着
来自旧金山的邮件
今天下午的盖尔语。它
可能在一小时内到

怀尔登小姐希望采取
回家的通道在她。
今天早上我见到了W小姐
她说她没想到
在北部
这个国家,所以我想
没有太大希望
你见到她。
我期待着离开
前往山义的乡村旅行
和明天早上的其他车站。贝拉和
孩子们一直在想
和我一起去,但是一本圣经
答应过的女人
go去香港和
还没有回来,所以
贝拉已决定留下
在家里,尤其是她
有很多事情要做。白先生和
富尔顿先生也期待
早上开始

林洲和星期四
早上,亨利先生准备出发前往 Chuk Liu
所以会有相当的变薄
出于我们的使命。白先生
不指望留下很
长在莲洲,但先生
富尔顿想留下
两三个月。
我不应该怀疑
如果我们都拥有
一些阴雨天气。至今
很少
今年下雨了
似乎它必须来
不一会儿。今天是暴风雨
半小时前
天黑到了
尽我所能
做看读。我有

刚准备完
马修的副本发送到
上海。我宁愿认为
你知道皮尔西先生
我一直在工作
在修订为
一段时间。我们也有
完成标记并制作
卢克和一些进步
约翰。我希望我们会
得到整个新约
及时通过。哈珀医生
亨利先生和我在
工作的最后一部分
罗马书启示录
老师放了更多
创世纪成口语
我希望能及时得到
五经都搞定了。现在我想知道如何
这封信会找到你的。我愿意
希望好多了。贝拉的愿望
我送她的爱。孩子们是
很好。你的兄弟,
亨利。

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Mattie, March 20, 1882,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/830.

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