47 Irvin St.
July 26, 1917
Dear Bro. Little:-
Your acceptance of the call to the Professorship to hand. I am certainly pleased that you are coming to the Seminary. May God bless you in your new work. I know there will be difficulties in this work as there are in every place, but I know that with God’s help you will overcome them, and will do great work for Christ’s Kingdom and the advancement of His Church.
I have had the plumbers inspect the old heating system, and they claim that it can be repaired with very little expense, and that it will heat the building, but that there dare be no sparing of coal. They also state that the furnace was clogged up and was not kept properly cleaned,
which had a great deal to do with it being inadequate. The man who lived in the building before the Seminary purchased it claims that the furnace heated the building when it was fired heavily. That of course means lots of coal. Well, the Board will have to pay for the coal that is burned over the amount required to heat an ordinary house. We will see that the house is warm in one way or another. It must be comfortable for your family.
You will have the garden that Dr. Laury had. It is a fine garden.
About how much will your moving expenses amount too? Let me know, so that I can arrange to have them advanced to you. When will you arrive in Waterloo? With kindest regards and best wishes to yourself and family, I am
Very Sincerely yours,
[signed] H. J. Behrens