China: 1926. Ms. Culley writes a long letter thanking Miss Elsie Antos of Norristown, PA and others for their gift that 'is being enjoyed by the different ones, for then you would feel more than repaid for all your efforts in the work...' The 'work' seems to be a girl's school.
She explains that she is delayed in sending this letter, because the school has had a Diptheria epidemic, and then the flu. One 'girlie, "Branch Spring" ... always assured me that she was all right, even when the fever was playing around 102. ... Branch Spring asked for something to do. She and her roommate (also sick) could write [John 3:16] on the clean paper on the backs [of the pretty postals],. ... Imagine her surprise when she tried to write a card and found that the fever had taken so much of her strength she was unable to hold her pen... She has recovered now."'
She looks forward to news of 'our Northern Baptist Convention' "and can imagine [Elsie] will be watching for news from our Nia Tang Convention... in July."
Two typewritten pages on onionskin letterhead, two additional pages printed with the 'meaning behind a Chinese character' as part of Culley's Christmas message, two cancelled envelopes. Item #27822