Letter from Henry to Edward, May 18, 1883

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Title

Letter from Henry to Edward, May 18, 1883

Subject

Reading (Early childhood); Sabbath schools; Missionaries

Description

Henry writes to Edward and says that Willie has taken up reading more often. He uses the "Jacobs Reader," which was bought from Mrs. Graves who got it from the estate of a Chinese man. Henry is glad that Edward's limb is improving. He hopes that Edward's Sabbath School in Guilford is doing well and plans to make a report of his mission work to him soon.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1883-05-18

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_789

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Canton May 18th 1883
Dear Bro Edward,
It is about time
I was beginning my letter for
home as it is after 9-o-clock
P M and the letters must
go in the morning. I used
to get up and write letters
in the morning but now
I get up and teach my
scholars so I must get
my letters finished this evening
Willie has only been in
bed a little time. He likes to
read in the evening and
we like to encourage, so
one or the other of us generally
reads to him, or hears him
spell- mostly Bella is getting
Richard to sleep so he likes to

have her rock him to
sleep, and I take Willie. He
never seemed to care very
much about learning to
read himself until about
two weeks ago, although for
a long time he has very
much liked to have some
one read to him. For
the last two weeks however
he has got quite into the
spirit of [--hav--] learning to
read for himself. If he
sees me sitting down at
leisure in the day time
he is quite likely to come
around with his book
and want to spell and
as soon as the lamp is
lit he wants his book. He

has been getting along
nicely, & if he keeps up
his interest & diligence
he will read considerable
before very long and without
making a task of it [--all at--]
at all. He has a new
Reader that they use in
California "Jacobs Reader". We
bought it of Mrs Graves. It
had belonged to a Chinaman
returned from California. He
had died & Mrs G was selling
his books for the benefit of
his family. I was glad
to hear from the last
letters from home that
your limb was still im-
proving. I hope by this time
that it is still much

better. At last accounts
you had been up in the
woods one day sawing
wood with Mr Hull and
could get up into the hay
mow and throw down the
hay. I hope to hear
farther good news too in
regard to the Guilford
church, hope you are
having a good Sabbath
School this summer.
I believe I promised
once to send you my report
of Mission work [--made--] under
my care, made for last year
but have never done it. If
I get time will try to do it
yet. With love from Bella & the
children & myself Your aff Bro
Henry.

[Continued vertically on the first page]
Willie came to [--axe--] axe in his lesson. He had seen it ax before
the picture was large and [?a?] axe is a large axe, a tiny
little ax is
just [u] ax [/u] no
more.



广州 1883 年 5 月 18 日
亲爱的爱德华兄弟,
是时候了
我开始写信是为了
晚上 9 点后回到家
并且字母必须
早上去。我用了
起床写信
早上但现在
我起来教我的
学者所以我必须得到
我的信今晚写完了
威利只在
睡一会儿。他喜欢
晚上阅读和
我们喜欢鼓励,所以
我们中的一个或另一个通常
读给他听,或者听他说
咒语——主要是贝拉得到
理查德睡觉所以他喜欢

让她摇滚他
睡觉,我带上威利。他
似乎从不关心
很多关于学习
阅读自己直到大约
两周前,虽然
很长一段时间他很
非常喜欢有一些
一读给他听。为了
然而过去两周
他已经进入了
学习精神
为自己阅读。如果他
看到我坐在
白天休闲
他很可能会来
拿着他的书
并且想拼写和
灯一亮
点燃他想要他的书。他

一直相处
很好,如果他跟上
他的兴趣和勤奋
他会阅读大量的
很久以前没有
完成任务
一点也不。他有一个新的
他们使用的阅读器
加利福尼亚“雅各布读者”。我们
从格雷夫斯夫人那里买的。它
曾经属于一个中国人
从加利福尼亚回来。他
已经死了,G夫人正在卖东西
他的书是为了
他的家庭。我很高兴
听到最后的消息
来自家里的信
你的肢体还在改善。我希望到这个时候
它仍然很多

更好的。终于记账了
你一直在
树林一日锯
木与赫尔先生和
可以起床干草
割草并扔下
干草。我希望听到
还有更多好消息
关于吉尔福德
教会,希望你是
有一个美好的安息日
今年夏天开学。
我相信我承诺过
一次把我的报告寄给你
下的使命工作
我的关心,去年做的
但从未做过。如果
我有时间会尝试去做
然而。带着来自贝拉的爱
孩子们和我自己你的兄弟
亨利。

[在第一页垂直继续]
威利在他的课上大发雷霆。他以前见过它斧头
图片很大,斧头是大斧头,小斧头
小斧头是
只是斧头不
更多的。

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Letter

Citation

Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Edward, May 18, 1883,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed May 25, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/864.

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