Letter from Henry to Hattie, November 28, 1888

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Title

Letter from Henry to Hattie, November 28, 1888

Subject

Travel; House construction; Thanksgiving Day; Sermons; Dog shows; Horse shows

Description

Henry writes to Harriet before she goes to China to wish her safe travels. Dr. Kerr wrote to Henry that their house has been offered for sale. Henry sent two plans on potential buildings. They expect to have Thanksgiving in their own home and there is a Thanksgiving sermon at the Baptist Church by a Presbyterian pastor. Dr. Mitchell wrote to Henry very nicely about their father. Henry mentions a dog and horse show that William saw.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1888-11-28

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_852

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Waterford N.Y.
Nov 28th 1888
Dear Hattie
I write a few lines
this morning to send my good
bye to you before you leave
for China as they wrote that you
would leave soon after thanksgiving.
I hope you will all have a
pleasant thanksgiving day at
the old homestead. When you get to
China I shall be glad to be kindly
remembered to all the friends +
if you go to Portland to Mrs
Preston also. I had a letter from
Dr McCandliss a day or two since
reporting a comfortable voyage as
far as Singapore. How glad Dr Kerr
+ Mattie will be to see them, and
afterwards you when you arrive.
I hope you will have a pleasant

voyage. Dr Kerr wrote me
that our house has been offered for
sale. I hope they will not let it
go too cheap. I sent two plans, one
to Wisner and one to Dr Kerr. If
they build I hope they will use
the second plan where the
two buildings are a little separated
and not the first when they are
joined together- I presume they
will do it all right- We expect
to have a thanksgiving turkey in
our own house. There is service
in the Baptist Church a union
service and the pastor of the
Presbyterian Church is to preach
the sermon. Bella + I are going to
buy this morning. I am getting a
new suit a clothes, in the prospect
of starting for Hartford on Friday.
Gilbert sent us a very cordial

invitation to visit them and as
the boys have vacation for a week
after thanksgiving we are going to
take them along. Dr Mitchell in
writing to me a few days since spoke
very nicely about father said that
when he saw him about seven
years ago he impressed him as
"one of the most venerable and
dignified christian men that he
had ever seen". He said his own
father died at the age of almost
84 and retained his faculties
perfectly to the last- was an Elder
in the Pres church ------
Richard was talking yes-
terday about writing to his aunts
in reference to a dog + horse show
that he and Willie + their papa saw
on Monday evening in the town
hall. There were eight little ponies

and about a dozen dogs.
They all performed on the stage. The
ponies would go through marching
drill at the word of command-
form by two's or three's or four's or
in single file as he ordered them
[--one or--] two of them were trained to
come to the front and bow to the
audience. The dogs of course did all
sorts of things. Two were dressed up in
boys and girls clothes and came
in and made a visit, wheeling in
a perambulater with a little dog in it
and then taking their seats in
two little chairs - walking on their
hind legs perpendicular all the time.
It was quite funny. One greyhound
leaped over a pile of chairs nearly to the
top of the [?high?] room- We have been having
snow here- now thawing. Again wishing
you a pleasant + prosperous voyage
Your Aff Bro
-Henry-



纽约沃特福德
1888 年 11 月 28 日
亲爱的海蒂
我写了几行
今天早上送我的好
在你离开之前和你说再见
为中国,因为他们写道,你
感恩节过后不久就会离开。
我希望你们都有一个
愉快的感恩节在
老宅基地。当你到达
中国 我会很高兴
记住所有的朋友和
如果你去波特兰找夫人
普雷斯顿也。我收到一封来自
麦坎德利斯医生一两天后
报告舒适的航程
远至新加坡。克尔医生多么高兴
玛蒂会去看他们,
之后你到达时。
我希望你会有一个愉快的

航程。克尔医生给我写信
我们的房子已经被提供
销售。我希望他们不会让
去太便宜了。我发送了两个计划,一个
一个给 Wisner,一个给 Kerr 医生。如果
他们建造我希望他们会使用
第二个计划
两栋楼有点分开
而不是第一个
结合在一起-我想他们
一切都会好起来的——我们期待
有一只感恩节火鸡
我们自己的房子。有服务
在浸信会的一个工会
服务和牧师
长老会要传道
布道。贝拉和我要去
今天早上买。我得到一个
新西装一件衣服,在前景中
周五开始前往哈特福德。
吉尔伯特给我们送来了一份非常亲切的

邀请访问他们并作为
男孩们有一个星期的假期
感恩节过后我们要去
带上他们。米切尔医生在
说话后几天给我写信
父亲说得很好
当他看到他大约七
多年前,他给他留下了深刻的印象
“最受尊敬和最
有尊严的基督徒男子,他
见过”。他说他自己
父亲几乎在几岁时去世
84 并保留了他的才能
完美到最后——是一位长老
在长老会------
理查德昨天在谈论写信给他的阿姨们
关于狗和马表演
他和威利还有他们的爸爸看到了
星期一晚上在镇上
大厅。有八匹小马

和大约十几只狗。
他们都在舞台上表演。这
小马会通过游行
钻研命令——
由二或三或四或
在他下令时放在一个文件中
其中两人受过训练
来到前面,向
观众。狗当然做了一切
各种各样的事情。两人穿着
男孩女孩衣服来了
进去参观,推车进来
一辆带着小狗的婴儿车
然后就座
两把小椅子——走在他们的
后腿一直垂直。
这很有趣。一只灰狗
跳过一堆椅子,几乎到了
房间的顶部——我们一直在
这里的雪——现在正在融化。再次许愿
一路顺风顺水
你的兄弟
-亨利-

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Hattie, November 28, 1888,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/927.

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