Letter from Henry to Edward, February 11, 1887

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Title

Letter from Henry to Edward, February 11, 1887

Subject

Accounting; Meetings; Lectures and lecturing; Rain and rainfall

Description

Henry writes to Edward, certain that Em is attending to her scholars and sorry to hear that Mary missed a train at Cleveland. The Mission has been reviewing accounts, having been delayed after Dr. Thomson turned his in late. The Presbytery appointed a committee to organize meetings and lectures, which Henry reports were a success. Henry says that the stations in Kuing Chow and Hainam have secured dwellings and hospitals.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1887-02-11

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Letter

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_800

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[Note: +c transcribed as etc]
Canton Feb 11th 1887
Dear Brother Edward
I believe I wrote last time
to mother and so will write to you
The last mail brought letters from Em
and Hattie written on or about New
Years. I should think Em would be
kept busy with her numerous scholars.
Mary must have been quite disappointed
to have missed the train at Cleveland.
We have all been very busy here
for the last week. I feel quite relieved
as the Mission accounts are made out.
Bella + I went over them together last
night to see that there were no mistakes
in the calculations and they are now ready
for the "brethren" who are to audit them-
I would have finished them before only
Dr Thomson did not send in his till he
came up last Saturday and I could not
finish till all were in. We are getting to
be a large mission and use up quite
a heavy bill in a year. The total
amount of charges this year is
$36317.06 in Mexicans or 4/5 th the
same amount in gold--
Another thing which has kept us

busy has been a series of meetings
which have been held in connection
with the meeting[--s--] of Presbytery. Last
May the Presbytery appoint a
Committee to make out a
programme for a week of meetings
and they have proved a grand
success-- Meetings were held every
day from 11 A M till one P M from
2 PM to 4 P M and from 6 PM
till 8 PM. A large variety of
subjects were discussed such
as the best methods of preaching
in the chapels to the heathen --
the best methods of doing country
work -- Colportage -- family instruction -
- the duties + responsibilities of [u]Elders[/u] --of
[u]preachers[/u].-- Church discipline -
best plans for opening country stations.--
- lecture on Chemistry - on Natural Theology -
-- contributing- opening schools in
the country etc etc -- The one
who opened the discussion was
allowed half an hour and two were

appointed to follow who were limited to
15 minutes each. Then a general
discussion followed in which the
speakers were limites to ten minutes
each. Thursday Friday + Saturday the
meetings were held in the Hospital
chapel + Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday
in the 1st Church Chapel --All the
evening meetings at the hospital.
The Missionaries said very
little. Each of them here opened
one discussion but the Chinese
took up the matter with much
earnestness and there was no
lagging - Speaker followed speaker
with such promptness that not
a moment was lost from
beginning to End during all
the [--35--] 17 meetings of 2 hours Each.
The speakers made good speeches
hardly a poor one among them all
and said much to Encourage
and help each other I am sure
The result will, I am confident
be very beneficial to those who

attended and to their work as they
go back to their fields of labor. They
are expressed themselves as much
revived by the meetings-- We
have good men at work-- I do
not think any one thing since
I have been in China has
been so Encouraging --
It was cold rainy weather
during the whole week From
the 1st to the 15th of the Chinese month
it was every day cloudy, and
generally rainy- The last two
or three days have been clear
Mr Fulton + Dr Swan have started
for a trip to Kwai Ping. Dr
Thomson + Mr Hager are still holding
on at Yeung Kong and I hope will
maintain their position there. At
Kuing Chow in Hainam all is quiet
and they have succeeded in renting
for dwelling + hospital.
The Children are well + growing study-
ing every day--- Bella has had some trouble
with her side probably rheumatic during the rough
weather but feels better now the sunshine has come
I am well as I always am now-a-days- Your Aff Bro
---Henry --



[注:+c 转录为 etc]
广州 1887 年 2 月 11 日
亲爱的爱德华弟兄
我相信我上次写的
给妈妈,所以会写信给你
最后一封邮件带来了 Em 的来信
和海蒂写在或关于新
年。我应该认为Em会是
忙于她众多的学者。
玛丽一定很失望
在克利夫兰错过了火车。
我们都在这里很忙
最后一周。我感到很安心
随着特派团的账目被制作出来。
贝拉和我最后一起检查了它们
晚上看到没有错误
在计算中,他们现在准备好了
对于要审核他们的“弟兄们”——
我只会在之前完成它们
汤姆森医生没有送他的,直到他
上周六来了,我不能
完成,直到所有的人都进去了。我们要到了
是一个大任务,用完相当
一年的巨额账单。总数
今年的收费金额是
36317.06 美元(墨西哥元)或 4/5
等量的黄金——
另一件事让我们

忙了一系列的会议
相关联
与长老会的会议。最后的
愿长老会任命一位
委员会制定一个
一周会议计划
他们已经证明是伟大的
成功-- 会议每举行一次
每天上午 11 点到下午 1 点
下午 2 点至下午 4 点和下午 6 点
直到晚上 8 点。种类繁多
讨论了这样的主题
作为最好的讲道方法
在异教徒的教堂里——
做国家的最佳方法
工作——Colportage——家庭指导——
- 长老的职责和责任--
传教士——教会纪律——
开设乡村电台的最佳计划。--
- 化学讲座 - 自然神学 -
-- 捐献- 开办学校
国家等等等等——那个
谁开始讨论的是
允许半小时和两个是

被任命跟随的人仅限于
每人 15 分钟。然后一个将军
随后进行了讨论,其中
发言者限时十分钟
每个。星期四星期五和星期六
会议在医院举行
礼拜堂和星期一、星期二和星期三
在第一教堂礼拜堂——所有的
晚上在医院开会。
传教士说得很
小的。他们每个人都在这里打开
一个讨论,但中国人
非常重视这件事
认真,没有
滞后 - 演讲者跟随演讲者
如此迅速,以至于不
失去了一刻
从始至终
[--35--] 17 次会议,每次 2 小时。
演讲者发表了精彩的演讲
几乎不是他们中的一个穷人
并说了很多鼓励
并且互相帮助我相信
结果会的,我有信心
对那些非常有益的人

参加并参加他们的工作,因为他们
回到他们的劳动领域。他们
尽可能多地表达自己
因会议而恢复活力——我们
有好人在工作——我有
从此不再想任何一件事
我去过中国有
太令人鼓舞了——
那是寒冷的阴雨天气
整个星期 从
正月初一到十五
每天都是阴天,而且
一般下雨-最后两个
或三天已清
富尔顿先生和斯旺医生已经开始
去葵坪旅游。医生
汤姆森和海格先生仍然持有
在杨岗,我希望会
保持他们在那里的位置。在
海南的Kuing Chow很安静
他们已经成功租到
用于住宅和医院。
孩子们都很好,正在成长学习-
每天都在——贝拉遇到了一些麻烦
粗暴时她的身边可能有风湿病
天气,但现在阳光已经来了感觉好多了
我现在和以前一样好 - 你的兄弟
---亨利--

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Edward, February 11, 1887,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/875.

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