Letter to Philip Hitti from his brother (Joseph) Yusuf K. Hitti – January 20, 1977

Title
Letter to Philip Hitti from his brother (Joseph) Yusuf K. Hitti – January 20, 1977
 
Creators
Hitti, Yusuf
 
Contributors
Hitti, Philip (recipient)
Barakat, Sarah (transcription, translation)
 
Date
January 20, 1977
 
Description

Letter to Philip Hitti (residing in Princeton, New Jersey) from his brother (Joseph) Yusuf K. Hitti (residing in Beirut, Lebanon) written on January 20th, 1977.

Geographic Locations
Continents: Asia :: North America
Countries: LEBANON :: UNITED STATES
States: New Jersey
Cities: Beirut :: Princeton

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الخميس ٢٠ كانون الثاني ١٩٧٧ اخي فيليب: في هذه الآونة سنحت لنا الفرصة بالكتابة لك اكثر من السابق مع الامل بالاطرار التحسن في كل النواحي. نشعر الان بطمأنينة و ارتياح و هدوء تبشر بالخير و بالانفراج من الازمة التي مرت بلبنان. منذ من زارني التلميذ نسيب لنا من طرابلس اسمه ناصيف يوسف حتى يدرس في الجامعة الامريكية في بيروت و طلب الي ان ارجوك لمساعدته لنوال fellowship في جامعة برنستون للسنة القادمة حيث يتوق للذهاب لدراسة Ph.D في الInternational Relationship. و لقد تلقى كتابا من الدكتور فؤاد عجمي المدرس في جامعة برنستون ينصحه بالسعى لنوال هذه الهبة بواسطتك. ان هذا الطالب ابن زميل لي الذي كلفني ان اكون عرابه عندما ولد فلبيت الطلب انئذ. وانه لجدير بالمساعدة. و على كل حال الاء لك. لا تزال افراد العائلة موزعة و لكن عند نهاية السنة المدرسية نامل باننا سنجتمع معا. منذ حوالي ٥٠ يوما اصيبت جورجت بداء المقبولة اي الZona Herpes في رجلها اليمنى ذاقت من المه الابرين. و الحمد لله الان قد قاربت للشفاء و تماثلت للعافية. و هي تذكرك دوما و تساهم معي بالمحبة و الدعاء بسلامتك. اخوك يوسف
Thursday, January 20th, 1977 My brother Philip, In this moment, we have had the opportunity to write you more than before with the hopes of getting better in every way. We feel relieved, safer, and calmer after getting past this crisis that Lebanon went through.
A while ago, a student, who’s a relative of ours from Trablus, visited me. His name is Naseef Yousef Hitti. He studies in the American University of Beirut and has asked me to please ask you to help him get his fellowship from Princeton University next year. He longs to go study and get his Ph.D in International Relationship. He has also received a book from Dr. Fouad Ajmi, a professor at Princeton University that advised him to go and get this gift through your help. This student is the son of my colleague that made me his son’s Godfather when he was born. So, I obeyed when he asked for this favor and because he is worthy of help. Anyway, I leave you with this. Members of our family are still spread out but at the end of the school year, we hope that we all get together.
Since about 50 days ago, Georgette got sick with Zona Herpes in her right leg. Thank God she is almost healed now. She always mentions you and shares her love and prays for your wellness with me. Your brother, Yusuf

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