Letter from Henry to Hattie, Feburary 24, 1887

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Letter from Henry to Hattie, Feburary 24, 1887

Subject

Asthma; Diseases; Travel; Missionaries; Church property; Cost; Children

Description

Henry writes to Harriet about the unusual amount of sickness that has been going around. Dr. Ellinwood wrote to Henry about whether they wanted Dr. Happer's college in Canton and are sending for the opinions of the missionaries. They have been looking to buy land and they had their eye on a place but it cost too much. The cost of the mission last year was $37,267.44. The school has not opened yet but people are still showing up early wanting to learn.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1887-02-24

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_799

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Canton Feb 24th 1887
Dear Hattie
The last letter I got
from home was from Edward
written he said "just after he had
got you off for a sleigh ride" to
speak to Mr Elliots congregation.
Was sorry to hear that Father had
been having one of his bad colds but
hope it got better soon. We hav'nt
had snow here but the first half
of the 1st Chinese months was cold
weather straight along the rainy kind
of cold, which you will understand.
There has been an unusual amount
of sickness during the past 6 months
both among the Chinese and foreigners.
Mr Eichler is just getting over an
attack of bronchitis + asthma which
kept him in the house for 7 weeks.
He went to HongKong yesterday for
a change which I hope will do him
good. Helen Henry is now very
ill with typhoid malarial fever.

I hope she will be better soon but
they feel quite anxious about her.
Miss Butler has gone to Macao +
Dr Thomson writes that she is improving
rapidly -- I think Dr Thomson +
Mr Hager will hold on at Yeung
Kong . I do not think there is any
special trouble there now. Mr
Hager was here in the early part
of February and went from
here to Yeung kong. In Hainam
they have succeeded in renting
horses -- a large one for Dr McCandliss
and his hospital, and have
renewed the lease of the house
they already had for Mr + Mrs Gilman.
Mr Fulton + Dr Swan are away
on a trip up the West River--
they want to try to stop at KwaiPing
(at least Mr Fulton) if they can but
I suppose it is doubtful whether
they succeed --- The White's have
concluded to go to Macao + I
presume he will take charge of
the work then and from then
work his country stations at San Ui

San Ning etc etc. The Wisners think
of coming up to the "Happer house."
Dr Ellinwood wrote out awhile
ago about whether we wanted
Dr Happer's college in Canton. He said
some favored Shanghai + some Canton
+ so they were sending for the
views of the Missionaries in China.
Dr Ellinwood himself favors Canton.
Of course our vote was for Canton
and a [--pl--] petition to be signed by
Chinese is in circulation. Some
men of high literary standing and
influence will sign it ---
I noticed last night where
the prayer meeting was at Miss Lewis'
that something is the matter of the
new verandah built before you left-
They seem to be building part of it
over again -- Mr Henry has taken
in a lot of land in front- and
Dr Kerr is about doing the same.
We are still looking for a
place to buy - have our eye on one
now for sale that will do first rate
only it takes too much money - hope

the owners will come down in the
price. Our Mission is getting to
cost something- The whole expedition
last year was $37267.44 [u]mexicans[/u] [--and--]
or $29810.38 [u]gold[/u].
Bella got a letter from Dr Newton
by last mail enclosing 10 [Note: undetermined symbol] = $61.29
towards printing a translation of one
of his books that she is translating
and a very nice letter besides ---
The School has not opened
yet begins the 1st of March - but
I had had more or less of school
all vacation-- Scholars come and
want to begin earlier --I have had
10 on hand for the past month
+ they study about [--as--] half as much
as in term time. From all appearances
there will be all the scholars we
can take care of this year - I
would not be surprised if more
than we can receive -- The children
are on Shameen-They go out every
morning + afternoon - It has been + 5 a first
rate thing for them to Mrs Alabaster's little boys
to play with --It keeps them in the open air
so much and they seem much better for it
Your Aff Bro
--Henry--



广州 1887 年 2 月 24 日
亲爱的海蒂
我收到的最后一封信
从家里来自爱德华
写他说“就在他
让你去坐雪橇”到
与 Elliots 先生的会众交谈。
很遗憾听到父亲有
他得了一次重感冒,但是
希望它很快好起来。我们没有
这里有雪,但上半年
中国的第一个月份很冷
天气顺着下雨的那种
冷,你会明白的。
金额异常
过去 6 个月内生病
无论是中国人还是外国人。
艾希勒先生刚刚度过
支气管炎和哮喘发作
让他在家里呆了 7 个星期。
他昨天去香港
我希望他能做的改变
好的。海伦亨利现在很
得了伤寒疟疾。

我希望她会很快好起来,但是
他们对她感到很焦虑。
巴特勒小姐去了澳门,
汤姆森医生写道,她正在改善
很快——我想汤姆森医生和
Hager 先生将继续留在 Yeung
康。我认为没有
现在特别麻烦。先生
海格在早期就在这里
二月,从
到了杨岗。在海南
他们已经成功租到
马——麦坎德利斯医生的大马
和他的医院,并且有
更新了房子的租约
他们已经为吉尔曼先生和夫人准备好了。
富尔顿先生和斯旺医生不在
在西河上游——
他们想尝试在葵平停留
(至少富尔顿先生)如果可以的话
我想是否值得怀疑
他们成功了——白人有
决定去澳门和我
假设他将负责
从那时起的工作
在 San Ui 的乡村站工作

三宁等等。
来到“哈珀之家”。
艾林伍德医生写了一会儿
之前关于我们是否想要
哈珀博士在广州的学院。他说
有的偏爱上海,有的偏爱广州
所以他们派人去
对中国传教士的看法。
埃林伍德医生本人偏爱坎顿。
我们的票当然是给广州的
以及由以下人签署的请愿书
中文在流通。一些
具有很高文学地位的人和
影响力会签字——
我注意到昨晚在哪里
祷告会在刘易斯小姐家举行
有什么问题
在你离开之前建造的新阳台——
他们似乎正在建造它的一部分
再一次——亨利先生已经采取了
在前面的很多土地上——和
克尔医生也打算这样做。
我们还在寻找一个
购买地点 - 关注一个
现在出售,一流的
只是它需要太多钱-希望

业主将在
价格。我们的使命是
花费一些东西-整个探险
去年是 $37267.44 墨西哥人
或 29810.38 美元的黄金。
贝拉收到了牛顿医生的来信
通过最后一封附有 10 的邮件 [注:未确定的符号] = 61.29 美元
打印一个翻译
她正在翻译的他的书
还有一封非常好的信——
学校还没有开学
但从 3 月 1 日开始 - 但是
我或多或少上过学
所有的假期——学者来了
想早点开始——我有
过去一个月手头有 10 个
他们学习的时间大约是一半
如在学期时间。从各方面来看
会有我们所有的学者
今年可以照顾 - 我
如果更多,也不会感到惊讶
超出我们所能接受的——孩子们
在沙面 - 他们每天都出去
早上和下午——这是第一次
给雪花石膏夫人的小男孩们打分
玩——它让他们在露天
这么多,他们看起来好多了
你的兄弟
--亨利--

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Hattie, Feburary 24, 1887,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/877.

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