B.G. Ahoyan P.O. Box 157 Brightwood. Mass
Mrs J. L. Stanford San Francisco. Cal.
I have read in the papers great deal about your greatest gift to the country & to humanity.
I wish to get Education but have no money to do so. I am machinist and can do some work if some one give me a chance to study:
My age is 29. 6 ft tall strong & healthy Solid from head to foot. do not use liquor or tobacco. have some education am fond for books for study. but my parents were unable and I myself once yet behind couldn't make any money to go to college.
I wish you generously help me till my graduation. I willingly promise to pay you back:
I am hard worker can do some work at
of any kind through my education by working one part of the day and study the other part of the day.
I like to be a Lawyer or mechanical engineer.
I wish you could do something.
Yours Earnestly B G Ahoyan
P.S. Secratery [sic] please after reading this to Mrs Stanford kindly consider the matter with her.
Kansas City Mo Dec 11 1901
Mrs J.L. Stanford
I noticed in the Kansas City paper your munificent gift to the Stanford University for the perpetuity of your sons memory or in memory of him and I think it a noble act.
But dear lady dont you think that the sincere gratitude and never failing thanks from a poor overworked woman that has tried faithful all her life to do her duty would be as acceptabl [e] to him and surely they would be sincere
I have tried so hard to get a start
in life and there is always something to keep me with my hands tied for lack of a few dollars I am helpless I am trying ask you if out of your abundance you could help me you might have some business here I could attend for you I am a fair business woman if I only had the business a very little money at this time would start me in a fair way so I could repay it and get a start too $50 or $100 would be an emense [sic] amount to me just now!
I am making this letter too long but I would like to tell you something about myself and circumstances but I suppose you get so many such letters you would not be interested if you can write me and I will tell you all about myself.
Mrs. R. G. Albright 807 East 21 Street
trust God & I know He will extend it to you. Dear friend I leave my case with you. I can send references, if you wish them but it takes so long & I am in much dire need. Help me I ask you for our God's sake at this time when He gave the great gift for our salvation. Believing you will help me. I am yrs sincerely Emelio L. Ahorn