Letter from Daniel McConnell Smith to Henry, June 29, 1898

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Letter from Daniel McConnell Smith to Henry, June 29, 1898

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Publications; Dwellings; Theology--Study and teaching--United States; Children; Death

Description

Daniel writes to Henry after seeing his picture in "Home & Abroad." He says that his house in Guilford had a room named "Mr. Noyes' room" after Henry visited. Daniel relays information about his brothers to Henry--including the fact that all of them have passed. Daniel is the only survivor and has worked for the American Bible Society and the American Tract Society. He concludes by fondly remembering their mutual acquaintances and hometown.

Creator

Smith, David McConnell

Source

Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1898-06-29

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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eng (English)

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Text

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noyes_c_misc_834

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Carlyle. Allen Co. Kansas.
June. 29th 1898.
Rev. Henry V. Noyes. D.D.
Seville. Ohio.
Dear Sir, I am reminded of the home
of my early youth by seeing your picture
in "Home & Abroad," & without any definite
purpose feel inclined to write to you.
For many years I have followed you with
much interest in your mission work.
Your father came to Guilford. O. a few years after
my father settled there, & boarded in our family
for two years before he was married, & after for
some months, when he bought a place half or
three-quarters of a mile down the pike road towards
Seville on the East side of the road. The S.E. corner
chamber room of our house we always called,
'Mr Noyes' room' as long as we remained there.
There were five boys in our family, no girls.

David, the oldest, graduated first at Jefferson &
after at W. R. Studied Theology at Alegheny, licensed by
presbytery of Wooster, but made teaching his life work,
& died here, Carlyle, in 1878.
Second. Thomas studied medicine, practiced for some
years in Homes Co. O. & after in Tennessee, where
he died at the age of forty-five. I was the third.
4th [--Third--] Joseph died in [--at--] Edinburgh [?Nagim?] Co.
in 1847. Fifth. [?Power?]. Graduated at W. R. preached
for some years, afterwards practiced law, was
appoint by President Sinchau judge of the 12th Dist. W. Virginia, &
did at Chatanooga Tennessee in 1890.
Father & Mother died at McMinnville Ten.
I am the only survivors of my fathers family,
in my 42nd year, "waiting till my change comes."
With but a limited education I have spent
most of my life, forty years in the service
of the A. Bible society, & the A. Tract Society.
For the past five years, infirm [?unaber?] to labor.
We boys were often sent down to help
your father in his farm work; & one of
us frequently stayed with the family when
your Father was away. This duty fell to my older

brother Thomas when your brother Edward was a
child from one to three years of age. When Henry
came on the stage it fell to my lot to amuse
the boy. Many a day I thus spent, "toating" him
around, sometimes with his fat legs around
my neck & his chubby fingers holding on to my
shockey hair, & laughing & shouting in his merry
ride. As I remember Edward till he was seven
or eight years old, he had blue eyes, & we boys
remarked that we never knew him to either
smile or laugh, per Contra. Henry had black
or dark eyes, always smiling or laughing.
I remember your uncle Rev. Fay who preached
& died at Wadsworth. I do not remember any
of the particular events attending his death except
that it was one of the sadest & most solemn events
that impressed my youth minds. Your Aunt, Mrs
Fay taugh school in a house on your fathers
place across the street & a little north of where
you lived. She taught me to read in that school.
But as I retrospect those days, I trow, that
she must have looked upon me as a most
incorrigible wretch, as there was but little

mischief extant at that day that was not
latent in my shockey head. Little Gilbert was
a most lovely & lovable child. It seemed that his
fathers death slowed & sadened his childs heart,
though at the time he could not have been more than
two years old. When I think of him it is with [--g--]
sympathy that is almost sadness. What has been
his after life? Some years ago I read of the murder
of a missionary in Turkey by the name of Fay,
& wondered if it was my dear little friend Gilbert.
If so, both the beginning & end of his life was most
sad. I have not been in Guilford since 1842.
Our neighbors on the North were Dorsey & Johnson,
Eastmon, Crawford, Hosmers, & then the little red
school house. On our west was D.D. Dowd, then
Chipperwag creek. East was Cannon to Hubberd
creek then Miller, Phelps, McConnell, & Coheys,
the two last cousins of my mother.
Across the street was Nag, South was Squires,

My full name is Daniel McConnell. Smith.
My fathers, James P. Smith.
[u] Please write me if [/u]
[u] Convenient [/i]
D.U.S.



凯雷。艾伦公司堪萨斯。
六月。 1898 年 2 月 29 日。
亨利诉诺伊斯牧师。 D.D.
塞维利亚。俄亥俄州。
亲爱的先生,我想起了家
看到你的照片,我的青春
在“国内外”中,没有任何明确的
目的感觉倾向于写信给你。
多年来我一直跟着你
对你的宣教工作很感兴趣。
你父亲来到吉尔福德。 O. 几年后
我父亲在那里定居,寄宿在我们家
在他结婚前两年,之后为
几个月,当他买了一半或一半的地方时
沿着派克路往前走四分之三英里
塞维利亚在路的东边。这些。角落
我们一直叫的我们家的房间,
“诺伊斯先生的房间”,只要我们待在那里。
我们家有五个男孩,没有女孩。

最年长的大卫首先在杰斐逊大学毕业
之后在 W. R. 在 Alegheny 学习神学,获得许可
伍斯特的长老会,但让教学成为他一生的工作,
并于 1878 年在这里去世,卡莱尔。
第二。托马斯学习医学,练习了一些
在 Homes Co. O. 工作多年,之后在田纳西州
他在四十五岁时去世。我是第三个。
第四代约瑟夫死于爱丁堡纳吉姆公司。
1847 年。第五。力量。毕业于 W. R. 布道
几年来,后来从事法律工作,是
由西弗吉尼亚州第 12 区的 Sinchau 总统法官任命,&
1890 年在田纳西州查塔努加做过。
父亲和母亲在麦克明维尔十号去世。
我是我父亲家族唯一的幸存者,
在我的第 42 年,“等到我的改变来了”。
我受过有限的教育
我一生中的大部分时间,四十年的服务
A. Bible Society 和 A. Tract Society 的成员。
五年来,体弱多病不能劳作。
我们男孩经常被派下来帮忙
你父亲在他的农场工作; &其中之一
我们经常和家人在一起
你的父亲不在了。这个责任落到了我的长辈身上

托马斯兄弟,当你的兄弟爱德华是
一岁到三岁的孩子。当亨利
来到舞台上,我很开心
男孩。我就这样度过了很多天,“背着”他
周围,​​有时他的肥腿在周围
我的脖子和他胖乎乎的手指抓住我
令人震惊的头发,在他的快乐中大笑大叫
骑。我记得爱德华七岁之前
或者八岁,他有蓝眼睛,我们男孩
说我们从来不认识他
微笑或大笑,每个魂斗罗。亨利有黑色
或黑眼睛,总是微笑或大笑。
我记得你的叔叔费伊牧师,他讲道
并在沃兹沃思去世。我不记得任何
除了
这是最悲伤和最庄严的事件之一
打动了我青春的心灵。你的阿姨,太太
费伊在你父亲的房子里教书
就在马路对面和稍微向北的地方
你住过。她在那所学校教我读书。
但当我回想那些日子时,我发现,
她一定把我看成是最
无可救药的可怜虫,因为几乎没有

那天存在的恶作剧不是
潜伏在我震惊的脑袋里。小吉尔伯特是
一个最可爱的孩子。看来他的
父亲的去世减缓了他孩子的心,让他感到悲伤,
虽然当时他不可能超过
两岁。当我想起他时
同情那几乎是悲伤。发生了什么
他的来世?几年前我读到了谋杀案
一位名叫费伊的土耳其传教士,
& 想知道是不是我亲爱的小朋友吉尔伯特。
如果是这样,他生命的开始和结束都是最
伤心。自 1842 年以来,我就没有去过吉尔福德。
我们在北方的邻居是 Dorsey & Johnson,
Eastmon、Crawford、Hosmers,然后是小红人
校舍。在我们的西部是 D.D.那么多德
奇珀瓦格溪。东是哈伯德的大炮
克里克然后是米勒、菲尔普斯、麦康奈尔和科希斯,
我母亲的最后两个堂兄弟。
街对面是纳格,南边是乡绅,

我的全名是丹尼尔·麦康奈尔。史密斯。
我的父亲詹姆斯·P·史密斯。
请写信给我
方便的
D.U.S.

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Smith, David McConnell, “Letter from Daniel McConnell Smith to Henry, June 29, 1898,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/911.

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