Letter from Hattie to the "Dear Ones at Home", December 1889

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Title

Letter from Hattie to the "Dear Ones at Home", December 1889

Subject

Erysipelas; Congresses and conventions; Women authors; Girls' schools

Description

Harriet writes to her family at home. She is glad to know that Edward is feeling better and tells him to take his medicine, Em as well, so as not to get erysipelas again. She has been asked to write a paper for the Shanghai Conference on Girls Schools. Martha, Dr. Kerr, and Miss Butler may also attend the conference. She talks about their own conference that they had and the food that they prepared.

Creator

Noyes, Harriet Newell

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #4

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1889-12-??

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_452

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Canton China
Dear Ones at Home- Dec 1889.
This is mail morning
there was so long a time between
the steamers that I thought
I would write a great deal
but have not .and this morn
I will write a little to you all
together Your letters written the
last of October came a few
days since .I am so glad
that Edward had recovered
Now he must be sure and take
that medicine and Em also
so that they will never have
erysipelas again. I have
something on hand that I do not
much enjoy and that is to
write a paper for the Shanghai
Conference on Girls Schools.
I found the letter from the
committee asking me to do
it awaiting me when I

reached here last March.
I hoped to write the paper
during the summer vacation
but did not get it done. Now
I [u]must[/u] go to work and do it
for they are to be sent in
before the end of December.
I feel quite at sea about it
but hope I shall be able to
write something that will pass
muster and be what should
be written .The papers are to
be published in advance and
not read at the Conference
as that would take too much
time . The writer of each paper
is to have ten minutes to present
the views of the paper and
introduce the discussion on
the subject . I have always
thought that I would attend
this Conference but I hardly
expect to perhaps I may.
Dr Kerr and Martha

expect to go. and perhaps Miss
Butler may . Miss Lewis is
planning to go over to California
next summer to be away four
months. Miss Butler has had
quite a sick spell but is getting
better now. and I have had
a bad cold but am also
recovering. We both felt
rather miserable last week
when we had the Conference.
It was a large conference we
set the tables for seventy but
there were only forty nine
who came. Shall I give you
the bill of fare.Boiled Ham roasted
chicken and mutton biscuits and
butter , fruitcake , nut cake
lemon tarts and pumpkin
tarts. Miss Butler got up
out of bed to make cake
she had set her heart on
doing it. and it was a relief

to me. I helped her all I
could . The cakes were all very
nice there were three of each
kind .We do not think it is
very necessary to have so much
[u]eating[/u] but it is the fashion here.
The Conference was pronounced
a grand success . we had the
meeting in the school chapel
and the house was devoted to
eating purposes .had a long
table in each room the parlor, study
and dining room. Dr Graves
had the paper subject "Training
native [?converts?]." Henry made
a good speech, the [u]best[/u] and
was cheered warmly. He is
appreciated here .Miss Lewis + Miss
Butler say it seems to them
that he is the mission . He
looked very nice and she
was right beside him
it seems evident that she is
going to keep him very close at
Fa ta . I think she must be

[Note: Letter concludes sideways on page one]
just suited
now she has
time all to
herself now.
they do not
come over to
any of
the meetings.
When Mr
Wisner +
Sophie
get over
there he
will have
some one
else to see
occasionally.
with love
Hattie



中国广东
亲爱的家里人——1889 年 12 月。
这是早上的邮件
有那么长的时间
我想的汽船
我会写很多
但今天早上还没有
我给大家写一点
一起你的信写了
十月的最后一个
几天后。我很高兴
爱德华已经康复
现在他必须确定并采取
那个药和em也
这样他们就永远不会有
又是丹毒。我有
我手头上没有的东西
非常享受,那就是
为上海写论文
女子学校会议。
我找到了一封来自
委员会要求我做
当我等着我

去年三月到达这里。
我希望写论文
在暑假期间
但没有完成。现在
我[u]必须[/u]去上班
因为他们将被送入
十二月底前。
我对此感到很困惑
但希望我能够
写一些会通过的东西
召集并成为应该做的事
被写。论文是
提前公布并
不在会议上阅读
因为那会花费太多
时间 。每篇论文的作者
是有十分钟的时间来介绍
论文的观点和
介绍讨论
主题。我一直
以为我会参加
这次会议,但我几乎没有
期待也许我会。
克尔医生和玛莎

期待去。或许还有小姐
巴特勒可能。刘易斯小姐是
计划去加利福尼亚
明年夏天离开四
个月。巴特勒小姐有
相当病态的咒语,但正在变得
现在好点了。我有
重感冒,但我也是
恢复。我们都觉得
上周相当悲惨
当我们召开会议时。
这是一次我们的大型会议
为七十人设桌,但
只有四十九个
谁来了。我给你好吗
票价。煮火腿烤
鸡肉和羊肉饼干和
黄油,水果蛋糕,坚果蛋糕
柠檬馅饼和南瓜
挞。巴特勒小姐站了起来
下床做蛋糕
她已经下定决心
正在做。这是一种解脱

大部头书。我帮了她一切
可以 。蛋糕都很好吃
很好,每个都有三个
善良。我们认为不是
非常有必要拥有这么多
[u]吃[/u]但这是这里的时尚。
会议宣布
大获成功。我们有
在学校教堂开会
房子专门用于
吃的目的。有很长的时间
每个房间的桌子客厅,书房
和饭厅。格雷夫斯博士
有论文题目“培训
当地的皈依者。”亨利提出
一个好的演讲,最好的和
受到热烈的欢呼。他是
在这里赞赏。刘易斯小姐和小姐
巴特勒说在他们看来
那他就是使命。他
看起来很好,她
就在他身边
很明显她是
会让他非常接近
法塔。我想她一定是

[注:信在第一页结束]
刚好适合
现在她有
时间都到
现在她自己。
他们不
过来
任何
会议。
当先生
威斯纳和
苏菲
克服
他在那里
会有
某个
否则看
偶尔。
有爱
海蒂

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Noyes, Harriet Newell, “Letter from Hattie to the "Dear Ones at Home", December 1889,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/867.

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