John B. Stearns letters, 1945 - 1946Manuscript MS-1320

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains letters from J. "Biggie" Stearns to his daughter Mary Cornelia Stearns (Minnie) while she was attending Wheaton College. The letters contain often humorous advice, anecdotes and musings for his daughter on the subjects of education, including what courses and languages to take, as well as on life as a teacher and its requirement, the Spring Sophomore Slump, Hanna Hunter Handee of South Royalton, the value of learning foreign languages and family matters. One letter is entirely in French.

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