Sun siblings January-June 1927 Box 29

ReadAboutContentsHelp
PLEASE TRANSCRIBE HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS FIRST. TYPED ONES ARE INCLUDED FOR HISTORICAL CONTEXT BUT WILL BE TRANSCRIBED USING OCR. The documents in this folder are arranged in reverse chronological order. ARTHUR, CHARLES, MARY, THOMAS SUN of 222 Davenport Road and later 44 Cambridge Road, Tientsin, children of Ching Ying Sun || MARY SUN was class of 1926 at Abbot Academy. She later went to Yale School of Nursing. ARTHUR KWANG I. SUN was born April 18, 1900 in Nanking and attended Tsing Hua College in Peking before Phillips Academy. Class of 1921, he studied in the Scientific department at Andover September 26, 1920 to June 17, 1921. His courses included Drawing, English 4, French 1 and 2, Solid and Plane Geometry, Physics, and Trigonometry. He lived with Phillips Academy Principal Dr. Alfred Stearns in Samaritan House. Arthur went to MIT then worked for Shanghai Municipal Government. CHARLES KWANG HWA SUN was born October 9, 1906 and went to the Stowe Grammar School (a public grammar school) in Andover before attending Phillips Academy where he studied September 13, 1921 to June 15, 1925. He was in the Classical department in his Junior and Lower years and Scientific during his Upper and Senior years. He lived with Phillips Academy Principal Dr. Alfred Stearns in Samaritan House until his senior year when he lived in Day Hall 20. He played on the soccer squad, 1922-1924, soccer team, 1924-1925, and winning club wrestling in 1923. Charlie went to Amherst College then, during the fall of 1929, Columbia University. As a diplomat, he worked in the foreign ministry in Nanking (as of 1937). THOMAS KWANG JWE SUN, class of 1927, was born July 4, 1908 and went to the Stowe Grammar School in Andover before attending Phillips Academy where he studied September 13, 1921 to June 18, 1926. He lived with Phillips Academy Principal Dr. Alfred Stearns in Samaritan House until his last two years. Upper year he was in Abbot 14 and in Johnson 1 in his repeated Upper year. He went on to Middlebury College where he was in the Delta Upsilon fraternity and played varsity football. Tommie worked in mining administration in Tongshan then insurance.

Pages

SunBox29_001A_19270630
Complete

SunBox29_001A_19270630

P. O. Box 2498 Boston, Mass.

Mr. A. E. Stearns P. A. Andover, Mass.

[Stamp: Received JUN 30 1927 Answered check $150 sent 7/8/27 File Sun, T]

My dear Mr. Stearns,

I received your note of June 25th.

Now I have two propositions at hand. One is my financial situation. I failed to find a job thus leaving me financially embarrassed. Not that I am broke already, but I will be in the near future. I want to buy something for every one

Last edit over 1 year ago by OldeEcrivaine
SunBox29_001B_19270630
Complete

SunBox29_001B_19270630

at home when Arthur goes back. I want to buy presents for my father and mother. With the money I have at present, which is about $150.00, I could buy them nothing. I want to buy mother something nice, and father something memorable. All in all I want to spend about $75.00 for presents for the whole family. It will mean not the amount of money I put in it, but the sentiments that are behind it. If I do not buy presents, 150.00 will be impossible to carry me through the summer.

Last edit over 1 year ago by OldeEcrivaine
SunBox29_001C_19270630
Complete

SunBox29_001C_19270630

I will have to pay room rent and board which will take all the $150.00 and more. I will be very thankful, indeed, if you will send me 150.00 within a week, and I will make a grand report of my expenses during the summer early in the fall. Thus far from last fall, I have received from you $1600.00 and if I receive the $150.00, I will only spend $1750.00 for the entire year from fall to fall, which is slightly below what Charlie spent in his Freshman

Last edit over 1 year ago by OldeEcrivaine
SunBox29_001D_19270630
Complete

SunBox29_001D_19270630

year at Amherst. I do wish sincerely that you will send me the $150.00 within one week thus enabling me to buy presents for the family. Arthur plans to leave shortly.

The other problem is my studies. Yesterday I received a letter from mother stating her wish to enter in the field of municiple adminstration. That is no problem, but how to get at it is the problem. There are several branches to that profession. Engineering doesn't appeal to me, and neither do all the rest except the police department.

Last edit over 1 year ago by OldeEcrivaine
SunBox29_001E_19270630
Complete

SunBox29_001E_19270630

Now at Middlebury, the only course offered in that line is the course which I will take the coming fall, City Governments. Yet that course touches only the principle features of it. It does not specify police power etc. Of course, the courses in economics will help me, but what I want is the working and functioning of the police department. I will, of course, learn the thing when I starting wo working in that department. Police power is the greatest power in any

Last edit over 1 year ago by OldeEcrivaine
Displaying pages 1 - 5 of 195 in total