Section of Unsigned Letter to Mrs. Woolf, December 3, 1921

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Title

Section of Unsigned Letter to Mrs. Woolf, December 3, 1921

Subject

Travel; Description and travel; Railroad travel; Landscapes

Description

The author of this letter (probably Harriet given the location and date) writes to Mrs. Woolf to give her account of their journey that eventually ended in Canton. The description starts on September 17th and mentions traveling with Miss Noyes' sisters and Rev. M. H. The author describes landscapes as great wonders such as mountains, canyons, lakes, and glaciers. The letter ends after talking about getting into Canada and visiting Vancouver and Victoria.

Creator

Noyes, Harriet Newell

Source

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

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1921-12-03

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_881

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Text

Canton, China Dec. 3rd 1921
Dear Mrs Woolf!
When in Philadelphia
last July I promised the Ladies that I would
write a letter to e in time for their January
meeting. The letter goes by this mail.
Thinking you might not be aerse to having a
copy of it, I take the liberty to send it.
It is as follows____
At so early a date after my arrival in china
it will perhaps be in order to give you some
account of our journey over and the very
pleasant circumstances attending our
arrived in Canton.
Sept. 17th Miss Noyes' sisters and Rev. M. H.
Woolf accompanied us to Sterling, all going
together in one large But controlled by a
friend true and tried. As we passed
through the street, beloved friends stood
on the side walk to give us a send off and
cher us on our way. He will not-speak
of what was behind our cheerful faces,
the Father knows and he has taken
note. Mrs Cunningham joined us at
Sterling and with two of the sisters went
with us to Chicago. He shall always
remember the lovely Sabbath day spent

(2)
together at the Y.M.C.A. building overlooking
lake Michigan. The rest and quiet of the day
was a good preparation for our long and
tiresome journey over land and sea.
At 6:30 Monday evening after bidding
farewell to our dear friends, we found
ourselves comfortably located in a Pull-
man on the Canadian Pacific.
One gets a better idea of the wonders of
the Rockies on this road than on any
other. Most of our waking hours
were spent in viewing from windows
and platform an endless variety of won-
ders. High mountains streaked with
snow, noisy cascades tumbling down into
deep canyons. Glaciers glistening in the
sun. We were whisked through the moun-
tain, into darkness, then we were high up
on the mountain side and could see
numerous small beautiful lakes be-
tween the mountain peaks. God along
had power to make such [--such--] beauty
and perfection. But the engineering belonged
to man. That work and patience was
used in the construction of roads over
which one can climb mountains, descend
into gorges and span rivers in comparative

safety. It seems very wonderful.
He have come down from our lofty eleva-
tion into the valleys and are passing through
towns and Friday morning finds us in
Vancouver. Four hotels have been recom-
mended to us, we choose the Elysium for
its name. It should be good having such
a name. We are not disappointed. Soon we
are in a sunny room overlooking the Bay
and we wished ery much that our friends
who enjoyed the Chicago day could be with
us here and help us enjoy our pleasant
quarters. After the mid day meal we
went to the different consulates to have our
passports visèd. In a book store we
found "Legends of Vancouver" written by E
Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) is her Indian
name. As we are both interested in every-
thing pertaining to Canada we brought this
book away with us. It lies here before me now.
On Saturday our Chinese friends in Vancouver
came + visited us but at 6 P.M. the 24th
we were in our small cabin on the S.S.
Monteagle and early the next morning we
were in Victoria but only to tarry for a very
short time. We soon steamed out and



1921 年 12 月 3 日,中国广州
亲爱的伍尔夫夫人!
在费城时
去年七月我向女士们承诺我会
在他们的一月份及时写信给e
会议。这封信是通过这封邮件寄出的。
认为你可能不反对拥有一个
副本,我冒昧地发送它。
如下____
在我到达中国后的这么早的日期
也许是为了给你一些
记述我们的旅程
参加我们的愉快的环境
到达广州。
9 月 17 日 Noyes 小姐的姐妹和 Rev. M. H.
伍尔夫陪我们去斯特林,一路走好
一起在一个大的但由一个控制
朋友真实并尝试过。当我们经过
穿过街道,亲爱的朋友们站着
在人行道上给我们送行
为我们加油助威。他不会说话
我们欢快的脸庞背后的东西,
父亲知道并且他已经采取了
笔记。坎宁安夫人加入我们
斯特林和两个姐妹一起去了
和我们一起去芝加哥。他永远
记得度过的美好安息日

(2)
一起在 Y.M.C.A.建筑俯瞰
密歇根湖。一天的休息和安静
为我们的长期和
陆上和海上的令人厌烦的旅程。
投标后周一晚上 6:30
告别我们亲爱的朋友,我们发现
我们舒适地位于加拿大太平洋上的铂尔曼酒店。
人们可以更好地了解
这条路上的落基山脉比任何一条都好
其他。我们大部分醒着的时间
花费在从窗户观看
和平台上无尽的各种奇观。高山点缀着
雪,嘈杂的瀑布倾泻而下
深峡谷。冰川在闪闪发光
太阳。我们被带过山,进入黑暗,然后我们高高在上
在山边,可以看到
无数美丽的小湖
山峰之间。神同行
有能力创造出这样的美
和完美。但工程属于
对人。那份工作和耐心是
用于道路建设
哪一个可以爬山,下山
在比较中进入峡谷和跨越河流

安全。这似乎非常美妙。
他从我们的高处下来,进入山谷,正在穿过
城镇和星期五早上发现我们在
温哥华。给我们推荐了四家酒店,我们选择极乐世界
其名称。有这样的应该很好
一个名字。我们没有失望。很快我们
在一个可以俯瞰海湾的阳光明媚的房间里
我们非常希望我们的朋友
喜欢芝加哥一天的人可以和
我们在这里,帮助我们享受我们的愉快
宿舍。午饭后我们
去不同的领事馆有我们的
护照签证。我们在书店
找到了E写的《温哥华传奇》
Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) 是她的印第安人
姓名。因为我们都对与加拿大有关的一切感兴趣,所以我们带来了这个
与我们预订。它现在就在我面前。
周六我们在温哥华的中国朋友
来了 + 拜访了我们,但在下午 6 点。 24 日
我们在 S.S. 的小木屋里。
蒙蒂格尔和第二天一早我们
在维多利亚,但只是停留了很长时间
短时间。我们很快就蒸出来了

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Noyes, Harriet Newell, “Section of Unsigned Letter to Mrs. Woolf, December 3, 1921,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/956.

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