To Mrs. G. W. Hale


4 September 1894


The bundle was the report of the meeting. Hope you will succeed in publishing some in the Chicago papers.

Here is a letter from Dewanji1 to you which will explain his sending a pamphlet to Mr. Hale.2 The rugs are coming. When they come, take them in, even paying the duty if any. I will pay it to you afterwards. I have plenty of money, more than $150 in pocket. Will get more tonight. Here are some newspaper clippings, and an Indian Mirror I will send later on. Some have been sent to Mr. Barrows;3 don't hope he will give them publicity. Now for your Mrs. Bartlett.

I am in haste. [Will] write more with the clippings. Write to me always, kind Mother — I become very anxious when I do not hear from you. Write, whether I reply sharp or not.

Your son,


  1. ^Shri Haridas Viharidas Desai, or Haridasbhai, the Dewan of Junagadh.
  2. ^Enclosed in the above letter was a letter from the Dewan of Junagadh, Haridas Viharidas Desai, addressed to Mr. Hale and dated August 2, 1894. In view of the slander being heaped upon Swami Vivekananda at that time, the Dewan vouched for his sincerity and probity. The pamphlet referred to gave the Dewan's references.
  3. ^Dr. John Henry Barrows, who had served as Chairman of the General Committee for the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 1893.