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Correspondence  > 1900

Correspondence: 1900
 

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00003360A

00:00:00

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It was a cheering sight to watch the Corps go forth. They gave their services `free' in token of gratitude to the Empire and loyalty to the Queen.
000003540

01.01.1900

12556 DISTRICT COMMITTEE 00453 GOVERNMENT, POLITICAL SECRETARY TO

1

The person was a resident here and left behind him a house, and stands bought for pound 75. He left no other goods behind.
000003362

02.01.1900

12495 RANADAY S. G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

The Paper is open to Indian also; though it is for `Kafirs'. We may use it as we cannot start our own paper. Why do not you co-operate with kaffirs.
000003361

04.01.1900

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A somewhat detailed account of 5 days' very hard labour undergone - some times with little food, water and sleep. Dr. Booth praised. (By Gandhi ?)
000003720

05.01.1900

09260 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 12622 ALL INDIAN LEADERS

1

Much obliged for your kindness and recognition of what little I did for the Indian Cause. It was but my duty etc.
000003533

05.01.1900

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1

They feel slighted by not being sent to South Africa. The Cabinet need no longer mind the sentiments of Boers and utilise those "admirable and valuable" men.
000003364

06.01.1900

12496 WHIST 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

You give a whole column to "an Indian's" article and write a note ! Are you, or are you not in the pay of Ramasamy and company ? [Note by the Editor : let him formulate his despicable insinuation, we shall see how to deal with it].
000003363

06.01.1900

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1

Voucher for 1 "Piece Bunting" (for Indian Volunteers ?) pound 1-7-0.
000003365

13.01.1900

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9

Apparently a list of careers (to be paid) with age and address of each. No. 101 as of `free' Volunteers : as `Sirdars' no. 24.
000003535

16.01.1900

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1

Indian loyalty is really remarkable. They have offered not only troops but horses also. This loyal spirit should never be forgotten.
000003536

16.01.1900

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1

As I have often said Indian have not received due consideration and still they are loyal Natal has been finally to foes desisted Indians who now help Natal. The contrast is two glaring and let us hope the war will cement unity.
000003366

19.01.1900

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1

Received from M.K. Gandhi $ 2/- being my husband's wages re: Indian Ambulance Corps. mark witness L. Lawrence.
000003368

22.01.1900

12497 TALAWARTSING VERULAM 12498 GANDHI VOTRE FRERE

1

Eight men ready reply sharp if required. [Office stamp 22-1-1900. Field Force 1]
000003367

22.01.1900

13111 NATAL ADVERTISER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You kindly supplied us with a communication once; if you occasionally give us or arrange for notes, we would gladly publish them.
000003369

26.01.1900

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1

Received from M.K. Gandhi of Durban, Advocate, 10 shs. sterling each for you expenses in going to M.R. x marks with 4 names.
000003370

29.01.1900

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1

Under the presidency of Maharaja of Darbhanga, a meeting was held. Rs. 63000 collected there: Three states Rs. 10,000 each. Mehta P.M. spoke of `abiding honesty' - `abiding loyalty'. It is a flattering tribute to the Empire and the debt will not be forgotten." - `Englishman' News.
000003371

29.01.1900

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1

With Burdwan's Rs. 12000; pound 40000 have been subscribed. Horses and Gifts for the corps continue. A ball to aid the Indian Contingent is to be given.
00003372B

30.01.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12500 BISHOP OF NATAL

1

Without him our corps of 1000 men would have no medical adviser. He inspires great confidence in us. Kindly permit him
00003372C

30.01.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12501 GALLWEY, T. (Colonel)

1

500 free Indians ready as before Can start on insist notice Dr. Booth has obtaind leave to act as M.O. Most leaders are ready
000003372

30.01.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

On the advice of an Englishman (English friend) I have decided not to speak anything about them myself. Our part, he said, was merely to do without speaking.
00003372A

30.01.1900

12490 BOOTH, L. P. (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

He writes I have any amount of work to do here But he may not object if I feel strongly about iat. So, I should let you ago without me.
00003372a

30.01.1900

12490 BOOTH, L. P. (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Bishop is unwilling to let me do so.
000003373

02.02.1900

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1

A timely announcement that they were not for active service stopped this outcry-fortunately for the Boer (Christian?) as Goorkhas are excellent fighters.
000003374

05.02.1900

12502 DHUNG[JI]EE 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

12 Men ready to come; 3 boxes fruit sent. Reply sharp office stamp as in 3368. (SN)
000003375

05.02.1900

12503 TALVANTSING 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

We sent 2 wires but no reply from you; so the men have dispered. 3 fruit baskets were paid for by 9 persons. i.e. Dhanji reports that everyone is alright at your home.
00003372D

06.02.1900

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1

Renounce claim to allowance as they left work without any reason
000003379

07.02.1900

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1

Mr. Gibbon M.C. argued in vain that Licencing Officer had no legal right to refuse licence - "as it will prove detrimental to the borough" Unanimous rejection.
000003384

14.02.1900

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19

"List of people willing to come to the front". Names with addresses of 648 persons. First 13 names in Gandhiji's handwriting.
000003377

15.02.1900

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2

British Empire Federation is unthinkable without India's inclusion. We must give up sentimental nonsense and use Indian Army. See India's loyalty and morality.
000003378

15.02.1900

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1

This simple news`I have entered the free state' was a `pick-me-up' to every Natalian. He is simply carrying out General Buller's plan.
000003381

16.02.1900

12504 CURRY, H. 00124 NATAL WITNESS

1

A wide veranda may be constructed and reserved for Indians in the morning. Mr. Wheeler's inside market may be used by Europeans.
000003380

16.02.1900

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1

Indians continue to keep aloof but with little effect on the market on account of increased European Customers. Only cheap fruit sale is slack.
000003382

16.02.1900

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2

Court proceedings in the case. The Plaintiff said it was not a test case but merely for recovering loss. Adjourned.
000003381

16.02.1900

12505 AMBLA CASSIM SULEIMAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send my claim receipt and oblige. My address c/o Suleiman Dawji Aboo, 112, Church station.
000003383

17.02.1900

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1

Received from M.K. Gandhi pound 12-13-10 being wages of the bearers from Verulam sent by you (TalevantSingh) 11 bearers names with amounts.
000003385

20.02.1900

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1

The Note reproduces "India" is graphic account of the hardship and how at last Indians got a `temporary' asylum on British soil. The story is "grotesque and repulsive", as compared with the ebullient Imperialism of now.
000003386

20.02.1900

12506 BHAYAT, Amod 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Have you paid koomee Mahavir his wages ? If not, I will pay and send the receipt. I have paid 3 pound to Mr. Broons Lamee the washer women as directed by you.
000003397

20.02.1900

12512 DHANJEE RAMJEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

When have we to go to the front ? I propose to go out hawking, for a week. Verylam can supply bearers.
000003387

21.02.1900

12507 INDIAN AMBULANCE CORPS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

send me your pay-sheet for December and the last one. No news yet.
000003388

21.02.1900

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for your specimens. I shall send them home to England to my father.
000003390

22.02.1900

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1

Received from M.K. Gandhi pound 2-5-8 on a/c of my wages for Indian Ambulance Corps service. Received money from Amod Bhayat.
000003391

22.02.1900

12506 BHAYAT, Amod 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Received today cheque for pound 5-5-8 : 3 pound for Mrs. Moonshami and pound 2-5-8 for Mahavir. Herewith voucher of the second, am glad to serve you.
000003389

22.02.1900

12508 AGRICULTURAL BANK CORPORATION 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Enclosed herewith pound 140 dishonoured cheque by P.F. Lawrence in his favour as `it was not provided for' The amount is to your debit. (No.2)
000003392

24.02.1900

12509 PREMIER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Are there any "whom Sir White G. refused to help and who were fed by the enemy only once 15 days back" ? Are there any unable to make a liveli hood ?
000003394

27.02.1900

12511 P.S.A. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Poor Indian traders engage one English-knowing book-keeper who travels from and to thus. This is quite legal and cheap and efficient. Licence Act has raised strong protest; from Indian papers and such paraded as public ones, add to the anger.
000003395

27.02.1900

00209 TRUTH 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

We made Boers. J.P.s etc; and now they kill us. We kicked Indians and see the Indian Ambulance Corps. Now we must gratefully grant them franchise.
000003376

27.02.1900

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1

Court proceedings in a case were an Indian sued an European for throwing away his fruit. Case adjourned. Witnesses' statements.
000003724

27.02.1900

12625 NILKINSON G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I enclose a list of India (indentured) who have deserted and are said to have gone to the front. Can you help me in recovering them. They would not be punished for desertion.
000003393

27.02.1900

12510 GOSS, W.H.D. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter of the 26th instant to Bale H. It will be placed before the Committee. (Volunteer and war Relief ?), at its next meeting.
000003721

28.02.1900

12623 SUPERINTENDENT IND.AMBULANCE CORPS 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

I want about that number, but not as bearers. Price 2-10 pound a month. Can I get them at the price ? Don't engage definitely.
000003396

28.02.1900

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1

He held the Defendant (an European) entirely wrong for his action and decided in favour of plaintiff for 1 pound and costs. "There was no custom of reserving tables".
000003723

28.02.1900

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12

List of persons (72 in Gandhiji's own hand) with the amounts paid to each [only the first 5 pages are microfilmed].
000003399

28.02.1900

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1

Natal Government's Railway's G.E.N. for 1 Bundle Empty Baskets and one packet to consigned to M.K. Gandhi Durban at his cost.
000003398

28.02.1900

12513 ISLAAM LTD. (ESTCOURT) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You had left at our place some goods while going up. We send you the same by Railway-Enclosed goods consignment note.
000003722

28.02.1900

12624 MOONSAMY, SIRDAR AUGUSTINE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

As before, I with my 50 men a ready to serve. Please reply if we are needed. I can procure more men also.
000003400

01.03.1900

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Indian Volunteers Leaders belonging to Indian Ambulance Corps send their congratulations to General Buller on his victory and relief of Lady Smith.
000003401

05.03.1900

00348 KHAN, R. K. (Rahim K.) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Detained Mooi River as we left Pmburg without tickets-office closed than. Platform Inspector allowed us trusting we would send tickets after words. See r. s. O. Durban.
000003402

08.03.1900

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1

Sir Hunter W., our best champion, is dead. Those in favour of incurring the expense of enclosed message, please sign 8 signatures in English and Gujarati.
000003404

10.03.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Pleasure of your company is requested at a meeting (under the Hon. Sir Robinson J.'s presidentship) to congratulate British Generals for relieving Lady Smith and Kimberley.
000003405

12.03.1900

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Strict instructions from Head Quarters that the issue of chocolate is to be confined to enlisted. N.C.O. and men render compliance with your request impossible.
000003406

13.03.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12514 METER AMOD & TALEVANTSING

1

We expect you all tomorrow at 1-30 p.m. for meeting.
000003408

13.03.1900

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12515 DESAI, TR. MAHMAD

1

We expect you all tomorrow for meeting.
000003407

13.03.1900

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2

1 Piece Bunting. 0/13/6. (bill) Cord 0/2/7 (voucher).
000003417

14.03.1900

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1

Verbatim reproduction of the resolutions wired by Hon. Sir Robinson J., President on behalf of the Indians.
000003410

15.03.1900

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1

On the assurance of Market Committee Chairman that the new regulations Will ensure Indians fair treatment, they have decided to call off the strike and resume business.
000003409

15.03.1900

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1

Report (in full) Sir J.R. :- "I cannot too warmly compliment your able Countryman Mr. Gandhi"- upon his loyal timely aid. Gandhiji said we should be proud but not conceited.
000003411

16.03.1900

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1

500 circulars printed in 3 colours with 4 portraits on super paper 3 pound-15-0. Paid on 22-3-1900.
000003420

16.03.1900

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1

Please convey Indians my sincerest thanks. The best days of my life were spent in India and the good wishes of my Indian fellow subject are very grateful to me.
000003419

16.03.1900

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1

The Address you kindly sent me from Indians has given me much gratification.
000003412

16.03.1900

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1

The meeting was significant, being probably the first where Europeans and Indians met on a common platform. Reverence for the Queen in India is akin to adoration.
000003418

17.03.1900

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1

Thanks for the telegram. Deeply grateful for the congratulations and kind wishes of Indians.
000003413

22.03.1900

12516 LAUGHTON F., GOODRICK, COOKE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Because the Bill of exchange was payable "at Johannesburg" is presented here and now it does not cease to be valid. Was losses at Johannesburg are beside the point. Defendants are absolutely liable as they "accepted" it.
000003414

23.03.1900

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1

Some Indians offered free service in any capacity, but could not be accepted as Soldiers, they served as Ambulance Corps Leaders. It would be discourteous to suggest payment in return for their offer of free service.
000003415

24.03.1900

12517 KISTA 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

We are starving. We get no rice, we cannot work, we think, we coming to Durban please wire:
000003421

26.03.1900

12518 STAPELEY JOHN 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Please publish the enclosed correspondence revealing bitter class hatred by Government in their refusal to admit coloured children to Government schools. The only resource now left is to petition the Colonial Secretary.
000003424

26.03.1900

12519 CHIRISTIAN, B. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Will non move against this 'diabolical plot' against the future and intelligence of coloured Youth ? Where is equality in British Empire ? etc. [Our correspondence is in error. Government states that schools will be provided for the coloured.]
000003416

26.03.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00124 NATAL WITNESS

1

Please publish the enclosed telegraphic messages from Indians to (1) Roberts L (2) Buller and (3) Sir White J.; and their replies by wire:
000003425

26.03.1900

00333 PROGRESS 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

What is the use of annexing Transvaal, if the whole South Africa is to be over run by Indian Traders? Which British would be tempted to settle here when he finds himself undercut in trade?
000003427

26.03.1900

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1

Reprint in Times of Natal.
000003426

29.03.1900

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1

 
000003428

29.03.1900

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1

When Government promises to provide coloured schools; which they should it is a trivial matter and not class Legislation. To approach the Home Government is bad.
000003429

30.03.1900

12520 DARWIN'S MONKEY 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

It is against the nature of things that they should set by the white. Christ's call 'suffer little children' was for whites only. The Coloured were born in sin but not the white.
000003433

30.03.1900

00975 PRO BONO PUBLICO 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

The white children should not be 'sacrificed' and their morals lowered colour indicates nature of a man. Lows should be passed to prevent inter- marriage.
000003430

30.03.1900

12521 PROGRESSIVE B. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

What is the use, asks Progressive, when lands are parcelled out to Amod and Sammy?- Yes what is the use when Dutch lands also will be given away to them?
000003434

30.03.1900

12519 CHIRISTIAN, B. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

It does not relieve our Government from contemplating the perpetration of one of the great social injustice, a Government can be guilty of. Those whites who object are free to open their own private schools. To create South Africa; Federation, we must avoid such things.
000003431

30.03.1900

12522 G.B. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Is there any moral principle behind Natal Government's actions or is there none? Shall we, because of this accursed distinction, be among the least civilised? [We thought the action was contemplated not taken, we have racial enmity at present Ed. N.M.]
000003432

30.03.1900

12523 EMIGRANT OF 26 YEARS STANDING, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Why this contemptuous dislike of colour? The Attorney General should throw off his mosque and plainly say that no st. Helena child learn in Government Schools.
000003435

01.04.1900

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1

Three address and Souvenirs from (1) Natal Indian Congress (2) English-speaking Indians (3) Higher Grade Durban Indian School. Suitable reply by Parsee Rustomjee. [Mr. Escombe died on 27-11-1899]
000003436

03.04.1900

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1

 
000003437

03.04.1900

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1

Received from Indians pound 10/- for rates due to Durban Corporation on 7-3-1900; on part of Erf No. 155 block AK.
000003438

04.04.1900

12525 BRUNSKILL, Edwin T. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

While we rightly land J. A. We forget our Gangadin and his poor compatriots, With the same human heart, Scant pay and clothing undergoing equal hardship, with cool and plucky courage. A very sincere appeal for help to him.
000003439

06.04.1900

12526 WATSON,MARTIN,PIERCE, 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

After keeping us hanging for about 8 days, we were told that we were not wanted though being old members of the late N.V. A.C. We had a prior right we had worked hard at Ladysmith and now colour has suddenly intervened. we were not paid for the 8 days.
000003440

09.04.1900

00351 INDIAN, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Heartfelt thanks to Mr. E.T.B. for his touching Language appeal. It shows that the milk of human kindness flows through English veins. Pay,pay,Indians!
000003725

11.04.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12626 INDIAN OUTSIDE DURBAN

1

Established about 18 months back, it renders splendid service Durban has borne many a burden. So please you help us now.
00003750C

11.04.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12626 INDIAN OUTSIDE DURBAN

1

 
000003727

11.04.1900

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1

A List of names leading with Hume A.O., with the names of "friendly" papers.
000003726

11.04.1900

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1

Statement of income and expense, numbers of patients treated and admitted etc. It can be said that it (The Indian Hospital) has supplied a real want of Indians.
000003728

11.04.1900

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1

List of bearers(?) to be paid.- incomplete list in Gandhiji's own hand.
000003441

17.04.1900

12493 BARNES F.C. [ENGINEER, P.W.D.] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I send you cheque for balance of account Do oblige me like a good chap, have the receipt witnessed and return to-day. My kindest regards to boys.
000003442

19.04.1900

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1

Received on 17-4-1900; of Natal Indian Congress pound 1-4-0 being the amount of premium for policy no. 1592836 from 19-4-1900 to 19-4-1901.
000003443

19.04.1900

12328 NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

I am prepared to settle this man's claim. but the Railway is not liable for ear-rings and coins unless they are insured.
000003445

20.04.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12528 EACH INDIAN AMBULANCE VOLUNTEE

1

You joined the corps, partly out of regard for me. I cannot repay the debt up to pound 5, free for a year.
000003444

20.04.1900

12527 KITCHIN, Herbert 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

A long letter-' 100 pounder'- but with 12 pages missing. Very cordial tone. Have you written for Paranjali in Sanskrit. Kiss to Ramdas.
000003447

23.04.1900

12527 KITCHIN, Herbert 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Can you send three such men for the Army telegraphs. Pay 3 pound. per month. If good men I would recommend increase. They must have good physique as the work is sometime hard.
000003446

23.04.1900

12328 NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sorry cannot from a precedent in your client's favour. The matter has to be treated on business Lines irrespective of personality.
000031196

24.04.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08954 PRAGAGIDAYAL

2

Appreciationg his (Pragji's) work encloses a gift (?) which G had promised. Wishes him to illuminate country's fame with such services ahead & earn a just livelihood.
000003729

24.04.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12627 EACH STRETCHER BEARER UNDER HI

1

Since the Officers are pleased with your work, I send this present as promised by me. May you always feel that in serving others you serve self.
000003730

24.04.1900

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1

(You will try to see that ) Immigration Act is not enforced so as to inconvenience domiciled Indians who may also be allowed to import their clerks etc.
000003448

01.05.1900

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1

120 Copies Resolutions (to British Generals?) pound 1-8-6;4 reams F.C. Folio pound 0-10-6 (for office) Total, 1-19-0, (N.M.Office.)
000003731

02.05.1900

12527 KITCHIN, Herbert 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

"I have been making cakes and Coffee! That is war like work eh ?" All good wishes etc.
000003732

03.05.1900

12527 KITCHIN, Herbert 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I hope you will be able to get three Indians or I shall have to run down to Durban for the same My Officer is making enquiries.
000003449

06.05.1900

12527 KITCHIN, Herbert 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The three Indians have arrived. Thanks for fruit, books etc. sending you pound 1; for sending me (1) A Watch (2) Wash-leather for purse (3) 4 lbs. Rice flour etc.
000003422

13.05.1900

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1

Bale L.H. (Education Minister) avoids straight questions but says schools for coloured children will be opened by Government; where practicable and breach of law be avoided.
000003450

14.05.1900

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

7

As the wooden partitions do not come under a 'building' under 64th byelaw, he was wrongly convicted. Also they do not convert the building in a dwelling house.
000003451

20.05.1900

12507 INDIAN AMBULANCE CORPS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I at last have money for provisions and send you a cheque for pound 9-7-0. Kindly send me accounts receipted and witnessed by return of post.
000003733

23.05.1900

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your message from Indians of congratulations to the Queen has been duly received for transmission.
000003452

28.05.1900

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2

Report of a meeting which congratulates them. "Britain is fighting for equal rights to all" Full of loyalty and trust in justice and freedom in British rule. Sir Milner A. Was to sure to relieve Natal Indians' troubles.
000003453

04.06.1900

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1

It will be impossible to provide facilities for the general public shortly; but every effort will be made to expedite return of those having lawful business.
000003454

05.06.1900

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1

Received from Natal Indian Congress pound 23-11-0 being balance of expenses for the building in virtue of C. resolution dated 3-23-11-1898.
000003734

15.06.1900

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"H.M. commands me (colonial Secretary) to express her thanks to Natal Indians for loyal congratulations" Conveyed through Governor. Cost of message 3 pound-14-0.
000003456

18.06.1900

12529 POPULI VOX 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Better give up the Country to the Blacks; it such on European with the evidence of police in his favour is to be treated thus It is monstrous etc.
000003455

18.06.1900

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1

After Mr. Powell was discharged on the ground of benefit of doubt- (he was charged with assaulting a coolie. he was externed by Military Order.
000003458

19.06.1900

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1

Here the Coolie was arrested by the police in spite of protests from his employer and the coolie admitted the theft -as we know too well in Durban also.
000003460

19.06.1900

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1

They have become as clever Liars as the latter but we believe the former and never the latter. Natives from Zululand became thieves in a month.
000003461

19.06.1900

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1

If the report is correct it seems to be very arbitrary and brings the administration of martial law in to discredit. We trust the order is cancelled by now.
000003457

19.06.1900

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1

Reader; Picture of yourself, the arrest of a respectable citizen for setting his dog on to a prowling cooloe. Something is wrong with us.
000003459

19.06.1900

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1

The thing has become a nuisance, It must be a mistake -my boy could not do it-' etc. Our Superintendent (of police) Alexander is a bit weak and accepts such statements.
000003735

22.06.1900

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

0

Your letter forwarding cheque for 3 pound-14-0 is duly received. [Cost of the message to Queen : 81st Birthday]
000003462

25.06.1900

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1

The Meeting of Cape Indians was unanimously 'Convinced' that annexation alone can secure peace and freedom stirring speeches.
000003463

28.06.1900

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2

They should not be given more rights than they have in Natal with which they are quite satisfied as their loyalty shows. Indians can never rule them selves.
000003423

03.07.1900

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1

In 1877 Coloured Children at St. Helena had to be re-admitted on intervention of the then Colonial Secretary of England. Please protect our children and veto Bale's declaration. : Reply : your letter has been handed to Minister for advice.
000003464

09.07.1900

12530 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMEBT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your Proposal (?) is very proper but rather late. It is difficult to find all the men now. please confer with Mr. Donelly and let me know.
000003466

10.07.1900

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2

Lord Salisbury's very able speech giving a serious warning to Missionaries to be moderate in dealing with heathen's. Formerly there was martyrdom, now an appeal to the gun. Flag follows the Bible in nonChristian lends etc.
000003465

10.07.1900

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2

(1) Influence of their character. (2) Spread of Western Civilization etc. (3) Uprooting of Ancestor worship-the sheet anchor of Christian morality.(4) The bewilderment caused by each Christian sect claiming Divine inspiration and differing etc.
000003467

13.07.1900

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3

The enclosed extract from their report shows how they exert for us. Those in favour of sending the enclosed resolution of thanks, Please sign. 21 signatures.
000003469

13.07.1900

12531 PROTECTOR OF IMMIGRANTS, Assistant 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

If you the address of those who have suffered injury or illness, or pecuniary loss, please let me know. I will assist such persons.
000003470

23.07.1900

12531 PROTECTOR OF IMMIGRANTS, Assistant 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I shall feel obliged for an Answer to mine of 13th inst.; regarding Indians suffering from illness or pecuniary loss owing to their Voluntary work as bearers.
000003471

24.07.1900

12532 J.F. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

A case of a `flash' coolie being twice impertinent to an young white Lady. Such things must be wiped out if South Africa is to remain a white country.
000003472

25.07.1900

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

We are no better off here than we were in Transvaal. I smell a secret conspiracy to deprive of our rights. See the rickshaw bye -law and the foot-path bye-law.
000003473

25.07.1900

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3

As there was no written agreement that the lease would terminate if the payment was not made when due, I think the judgement against the defendant is quite wrong.
000003474

26.07.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00430 GOVERNOR, P.S. to

1

I shall Rave the honour to wait on H.E. At 10-30 A.M. Friday, next, unless I hear from you to the contrary.
00003474A

26.07.1900

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5

Cordial Relations (social) at present. Immigration Restriction Act so applied as to exclude all but the rich Indian.Dealers'Act hangs like a swords, and the colonial office should insist on Indian right of education etc.
000003736

30.07.1900

12628 MAHMAD JOHIR 00284 ABDOOLA, Dada

1

My luggage was thrown out to give peace to Europeans. I had to travel 3rd class, though I had a 2nd class ticket.
000003476

01.08.1900

00284 ABDOOLA, Dada 12534 DEAR COUNTRYMAN

7

An influentially signed appeal. We trust at least pound 1000 will be collected. It would be a same to us if we cannot collect a big sum. signed by all communities 26 signatures.
000003479

01.08.1900

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

Kindly send from British Indians the following message to Secretary of state for the Colonies to be placed before Her Majesty in Her grief.- "Natal British Indians humbly condole with Her Majesty in Her grief."
000003475

01.08.1900

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1

No doubt we have suffered, but it is nothing compared to 6000000 people receiving relief for very exitence.He is silent about Indian help to us, but we need not copy his reliences. Is there any here who cannot spare a shilling thus feed 12 months?
000003477

01.08.1900

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1

Received from Secretary Natal Indian Congress pound 4-17-6; being premium for the renewal of policy no. 1221285 for pound 750 from 30-7-1900 to 30-7-1901.
000003737

01.08.1900

12512 DHANJEE RAMJEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thank God. Everybody is safe here and no damage done. What about my proposal for bakery.?
000003478

02.08.1900

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1

Those in favour of the attached wire being forwarded to H,M. the Queen at Natal Indian Congress expense. Please sign below. 12 Signs.
000003738

03.08.1900

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am directed to acknowledge your letter of the 2 nd... enclosing cable message to the Queen- (of condolence for the death of her second son).
000003480

04.08.1900

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00430 GOVERNOR, P.S. to

1

Yours of Yesterday received. I shall have the honour to wait on His Excellency Monday 13-30 Morning.
000003481

04.08.1900

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1

Boers will be routed on the 4th October Lord Roberts will return home in December. Next Military glory ro Lord Roberts in 1905. Political honours in 1910 and 1915.
000003739

11.08.1900

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1

Her Majesty desires that Her thanks may be conveyed to the Natal British Indians for their message of condolence.
000003482

14.08.1900

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1

All our war losses fall short of 1 week's mortality in India due to famine. 6000000 people fed. whole town wiped Off. Big rivers dry up etc.
000003740

17.08.1900

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1

I have the honour to forward the enclosed receipt for pound 2-14-0 being the cost of [condolence Message) cablegram.
000003483

17.08.1900

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1

We are indebted to Mr. Mc. Gregor; for our pictorial supplement; His sketch was drawn as if to illustrate the following vivid description by Grose s. K.-(then follows a description of horrows the like of which it is difficult to imagine even.
000003484

30.08.1900

00975 PRO BONO PUBLICO 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

With Paltry Pay (pound 4-less than a Waiters about pound 8) one poor teacher has to kill himself in managing too many boys. In spite of legal contract with Indian Government to educate the children of immigrants; our Government is blind to all petitions by teachers.
000003485

05.09.1900

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1

Both law and equity demand better treatment. Educational Expense on Indian is 12/8 as against pound 4/-on European. Efficiency on miserable is impossible.
000003486

06.09.1900

12535 DESPERENDUM 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

I was a Teacher myself and so bear out all the wail regarding the woes of teachers, by Pro Bono Publico.90 % of teachers have to leave their jobs on the slightest inducement elsewhere:
000003487

07.09.1900

12297 ROYAPPEN, JOSEPH 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

While European boys can do 2 or 3 standards in 1 year Indians have to spend 2 years for 1 standard. pound 2 per month is miserable pay and all this despite contract with Indian Government.
000003488

10.09.1900

00975 PRO BONO PUBLICO 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

He returns to the charge- now in Natal Advertiser'-but in different language, condemning both Natal Government and 'tender hearted' missions for this callousness.
000003489

11.09.1900

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1

Government should either provide a system of education to justify the name or wipe his hands off which however it cannot do in face of contracts.
000003490

13.09.1900

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1

It suggested (1) The Magistrate be instructed to award maximum punishment under Law 35 (2) police be empowered to enter private property to inspect free passes (3) 10 shs. Reward to one who detects an absconder to be paid from the latter's pay. etc.
000003491

17.09.1900

12536 EX-TEACHER, An 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

The Schedule is for decoration only-pupils are put far higher questions. As for increase in salary the Manager and the Inspector shift the burden on to the other's shoulders.
000003492

28.09.1900

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1

A Hindu Soldier 60 years old; and with many medals, saluted Lord Roberts who came here on inspection. Lord Roberts recognised him and talked to him who was bedewed with tears.
000003493

28.09.1900

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2

Except 2 members who were partially for immigration, every one was totally opposed. Natal did not go far enough. Everyone wanted to stop it, whether British subject or not. Lord Salisbury "Keep the rascals out".
000005100

29.09.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14386 POLAK, H. S. L.

3

The Scholarship which Dr. Mehta Pranjivan intended for Manilal, I propose to endow for Chhaganlal who should study here for the Bar and be a true Phoenixite.
000003494

29.09.1900

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 12537 COMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF S. AFRICA

1

We rejoice at the annexation of the Republics thus establishing British Justice, equality and liberty. British arms are triumphant with God's aid and your command
000003495

03.10.1900

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2

Report of the meeting to present a 'Choga' from Lady Curzon "At the risk of his own he saved many white lives" subscription list also opened for him.
000003496

04.10.1900

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1

It shows that valour and loyalty do not always go unnoticed. The ceremony will be appreciated by Indians here who have proved their loyalty.
000003500

05.10.1900

14514 UNDER COLONIAL SECERTARY 12539 DHARAMSEY PRAGJEE

1

The matter being an Imperial concern, your letter has been transferred to the Imperial Secretary to His Excellency the High Commissioner for South Africa.
000003498

05.10.1900

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2

An address by "The loyalists of South Africa", eulogising the Queen and the grand British principle of equal right to all etc.
000003499

05.10.1900

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2

To print 500 copies folio circular @ 7/6 5 pp.& extra pound 1.for every 1000.pound 2-17-6. [International printing press]- i.e.Madanjit's press]
000003497

05.10.1900

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1

 
000003501

06.10.1900

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1

Though illegal to reserve rick-shows 'for Europeans Only', he requested partial relief by allowing clean well-dressed Indians to use them. The Question was referred to the whole council Committee.
000003742

06.10.1900

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2

A bill (now curious) containing ornament sandal wood boxes : Glass box, puff box,Trays,Japanese plates etc. Total pound 13-9-7.
000003502

07.10.1900

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1

Importation should be permitted only if they can be useful to the country, and not harmful to its commercial interests.
000003503

07.10.1900

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1

Never Fearing, never tiring, of the battle's burden sharers, Pass the silent Indian (Ambulance Stretcher) Bearers: Doers of an humble duty. Christ hath lit with radiant beauty.
000003743

08.10.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12566 INDIAN LEADER OF THE CONGRESS

8

Your help and agitation is needed as Colonial Secretary is Prepared to go any length to please the Colonies here; and Indian Government is terribly inactive etc.
000003513

08.10.1900

12543 STANLEY ARMY H.Q. PRETORIA 12533 REHMAN, Abdool

1

He thanks you and Indian Muslims for the address. He appreciates your good will and trusts like you that in the two new colonies there will be freedom to all.
000003508

08.10.1900

12541 STONE CUTTER 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

All is not as it should be with them Some stricter supervision is required-when dying men are forced to work till they drop one civilization with a Vengeance;
000003504

08.10.1900

12882 ALLY, Haji Ojer 00237 CAPE TIMES

1

The trend showed an almost unanimous opinion against immigration. The Premier was for concerted action. South Africa is determined to prevent the flood.
000003509

08.10.1900

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1

 
000003745

08.10.1900

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1

Draft of a resolution for the Indian National Congress. [Passed in December 1900 Lahore Session. Resolution no. 20. Draft probably suggested by Gandhiji who was then in South Africa]
000003507

08.10.1900

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1

 
000003744

08.10.1900

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5

Notes on position of Indians in Law and Practice -in Natal and South African Republics and Free states.
000003510

08.10.1900

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1

 
000003511

08.10.1900

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1

It shows that some people are awake about the moral tone of the community. If the law is effective, it should be amended otherwise it should be fully applied.
000003506

08.10.1900

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2

The acquittal is surprising. On the charge of assault at least the accused should have been convicted. It should not go abroad that Natal ill treats Indians after inviting them. The Manager was at least callous. His Witness shaky.
000003512

08.10.1900

12542 LONDON INDIAN SOCIETY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

I shall be obliged if you give me some legal work. I will help in voicing the grievances of our countrymen. I am to speak at a meeting. Mr. Dutt Manages it.
000003514

11.10.1900

12544 TEACHER 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Besides the woes already described by others, he has to pay return train fare to get his starvation wages. How can he teach properly when inspectors turn a deaf ear to him?
000003516

11.10.1900

12546 NONS VERRONS 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

It was unprincipled,wanton,and unjustified. His verdict was strictly according to law. Superintendent Alexander's puritanical zeal is sure to fail.
000003515

11.10.1900

12545 GABRIEL, L. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

One Indian official does sub-let his house to prostitutes. But to indict the whole "high class' Indian Class is unjust and wrong.
000003746

11.10.1900

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1

I beg to acknowledge a few copies of the notes. I will send them out to our members.
000003521

12.10.1900

12548 TERROREM 12549 TERROREM, Editor

1

Sweeping reforms will only harm the Cause, since immorality is as old as the hills and law cannot reform it. Adopt the continental system and have pity on them.
000003520

12.10.1900

12547 INDIAN LANDLORD 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Mr. Tathoms remarks in Town Council need investigation. Mr. Gobriel rightly points out that an Indian official sub lets to women. It should be stopped.
000003519

12.10.1900

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1

The Law here, is not sufficiently all-embracing and so neither prostitutes nor brothel-keepers or house owners can be convicted. 100 women are housed and protected from law by Indians. Not a single European house is used by the same.
000003518

12.10.1900

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2

We suggest an inquiry; nothing should be done that can be regarded by Indians as a slap in return for their services. we are proud of some Indians here:
000003517

12.10.1900

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1

The movement deserves general support: though he was a labour he was a volunteer in a truest sense, risking himself to save others.
000003522

14.10.1900

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1

They British Subjects are hereby notified that they are liable to be called for service as Town Guard. Those who do not wish to serve should defer return.
000003524

15.10.1900

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00238 ALLY, H. C.

1

No meeting please Letter follows send all papers.
000003526

17.10.1900

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1

Natal Farmers Conference suggested that special compartments be set aside for Europeans and those of Europeans descent (Unanimously)
000003525

17.10.1900

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1

Indian Teachers,-the whole system-have a very strong prima facie case in their favour. Even for selfish purposes, we must better the system and wean by education the numerous Indians from their wild Asiatic passions.
000003527

25.10.1900

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1

Dowd Mahmad and Company; Pillay, Moosa H.Cassim,Parsee Rustomjee's illuminations were most noticeable. Both Europeans and Indians (Sub-tenants) subscribed.
000003529

27.10.1900

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1

It shows that we may despise the Indian politically, but we are ready to assist him in distress Natal's service will not go unrecognised.
000003528

27.10.1900

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1

Seeing the possibilities of Durban; I have told, they have formed a syndicate to buy up good business quarter properties. they will continue to pray upon the colony.
000003530

01.11.1900

12550 WILFRED S. BIDDAH 12551 BRODRICH (Mr.)

1

The Queen was so pleased with Dr. Booths account that she has kept it with her I have, therefore sent another account Dr. Booth is most anxious that their services be recognised by granting V.C. Medals.
000003534

06.11.1900

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1

A case full of legal technicalities. The Judgement of the Lower Court should stand except that pound 600 damages are not to be granted etc.
000003532

14.11.1900

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1

Undesirable Whites join them and so drinking among Natives has increased. Lower class Hindus must be 'located'. It is doubtful if the Asiatic or the social post is the worst. Filth immorality and crime abounded among Hindus.
000003531

22.11.1900

12552 WAR OFFICE D.A.AJ. 12553 FIELD MARSHAL S.A.

1

War secretary directs me to send you the enclosed copy of a letter and its enclosures. Commander. in chief has included them in medal rolls.
000003747

23.11.1900

12634 REGISTRAR MILITARY TRIBUNEL 12635 OSMAN LATIF & OTHERS

1

All sentries and court officials are instructed to allow entry with head dresses on to Hindus and Muslims. They have equal right to enter.
000003537

23.11.1900

12554 KARIMBHAI, M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I was honourably treated every where except in Durban. I have handed all my correspondence with Natal Governor to Mehta P.M. who will publish the same in all papers here: I mentioned your very great kindness also to him.
000003808

24.11.1900

12653 IMPERIAL GOVT. MUNI 12654 DESAI ,N.G.& CO.

1

The regulations were passed by the late Town Council before British Occupation and Military. Authorities do not propose to alter them.
000003538

24.11.1900

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1

He found all second class compartments full excepting one occupied by a coolie I beg Mr. Gandhi's pardon an Indian so he took his seat in a First class Compartment, but came the ticket-inspector and so he with his friend, "Jammed himself" in some other (full) second class Compartment. More Second Class Compartments should be provided.
000003539

26.11.1900

12555 PARRY, F. (IMPERIAL Secretary) 12539 DHARAMSEY PRAGJEE

1

I hereby enclose the report regarding your property in Barberton, received the District Commissioner there:
000003541

27.11.1900

00021 ANGLO INDIAN 12557 BLOEMFONTEIN POST (Newspaper)

1

As Rajahs, the gentry, did the permanent I.C.S. Staff, the real rulers-Indians rule themselves. Besides they have municipalities. [ The system is good for Transvaal as English Votes there already out number Dutch. -Ed )
000003542

30.11.1900

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12558 GOVERNOR

1

Will His Excellency the Governor, ascertain he would accept an address? If so, kindly appoint time and place.
000003543

30.11.1900

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1

Though in the first case the excuse was that the testimony was that of Indian which is usually unreliable. The second case is far more serious. It is necessary to purge our Magistrate list.
000003546

01.12.1900

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2

This, for nearly the same offence, is due to the different theories by which Judges are guided now. The Jury is a good corrective etc.
000003544

01.12.1900

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1

We are too much 'Government minded' but Government plays but a small part in our lives. Though robbing others is the basis of our life to-day, it is trade honesty and Government that makes living possible. Beneficial Societies continue to grow without (with our ?) Government.
000003547

04.12.1900

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2

The Act was enforced against 979 persons.(494 Indians) It produced a revenue of pound 146-15-0;etc[A Long report by immigration Restriction Act Officer ]
000003548

05.12.1900

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1

 
000003549

05.12.1900

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1

To Designing and illuminating address in 5" gold frame. pound 201-to cost of packing case pound 0-12-6 velvet 7-6-0 not charged. Lord Roberts photo. 0-5-0 Total 20-17-6.
000003551

06.12.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00137 GOOL, M. H.

1

Please present on behalf of cape Indians. address to Lord Roberts. Do not refer son's death. No political reference. Congratulate on brilliant career in South Africa.
000003550

06.12.1900

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1

The Act has been a notable failure since a large number of undesirable were admittedly allowed to enter. Out of 979 , how many were for transit is not stated.
000003552

10.12.1900

12559 PATHER R.K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter of demand for pound 26/- I shall be obliged if you please wait till 17th.... current. when I will pay in full.
000003555

11.12.1900

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1

His Lordship held that though Indian's were very unreliable witnesses, every accused must be allowed to produce witnesses, - as a maxim of law.
000003553

13.12.1900

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3

(1) There should be separate school for Indians (2) Indenture must terminate in India (3) Native be imposed a poll-tax to exact work. (4) Food stuffs be free of duty.
000003557

14.12.1900

12560 BHARUCHA, Ardeshir M. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

While non-British-White help the rebels, we remained loyal. The Indian Contingent saved Natal and so, what we demand is mere justice no favour.
000003556

14.12.1900

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1

Move Detailed Report. Gandhiji excepted to the remark `frivolous'.
000003554

14.12.1900

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1

The Judge said Gandhiji's ground for appeal was frivolous as Indians are in practice, transferred temporarily to other masters whom they should obey. Gandhiji replied that these Indians were not fairly treated thus.
000003558

14.12.1900

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1

Resolutions were passed affirming loyalty and congratulating Sir Milner A. for refusing to grant Transvaal independence. The Boers must now respect the civilised coloured man as much as their own race.
000003748

15.12.1900

11680 ABDOOL CARIM HAJI ADAM 12636 INDIAN MERCHANT

1

All Indian merchants are requested to attend a meeting at Dada Abdoola & Co. in order to form the Association.
000003559

21.12.1900

12561 EXITUS ACTA PROBAT 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Your curry loving correspondent and men of his kidney may hope anything but we are not going to let Asiatics in Transvaal and starve ourselves. Turn up Natal's criminal statistics and who heads ? - Indians etc. [`We have excised some passages - abuse is no agreement - Editor' N. A.']
000003560

22.12.1900

12562 W.H.N. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

I, as an overseer, assert that they are working very industriously. It is a fashion to abuse Indians. But let your correspondence do half the Coolie work, and see if he can stand it pound 1 for charity.
000003561

22.12.1900

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2

Report of the celebration of the progress of the school. Gandhiji praised David Hunter, Manager, Natal Government Railway for his thoroughness as a Scotchman.
000003562

22.12.1900

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1

After the sumptuous treat by Parsee Rustomjee, Gandhiji said, Mr. Connolly was the soul of the school and hence it flourished so much etc.
000003564

24.12.1900

12564 WHITE MAN, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Transvaal Government was unjustly abused for punishing the law-breakers. Every attempt by the Coloured to equal the White must be resisted. In Railways also this must be observed.
000003563

24.12.1900

12563 NORTH COAST NATIVE, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

It will mean suffering for the many innocent and respectable for the fault of a few if Natives are forbidden to use Foot-paths.
000003567

25.12.1900

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1

A Head-Master is very anxious to refuse admittance to a coloured child from an infant mixed School, but cannot do so without Government regulation.
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25.12.1900

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The sooner the Government Schools are cleared of the coloured children the better for all, for the children also as they are always slighted by the Whites.
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26.12.1900

12565 TONKIN C.D. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Why this un-British Law ? Does not the Indian help Consumer by his cheap goods ? Compare M. Gandhi's gentlemanly demeanour with the man who shouted "Shut up Coolie".
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27.12.1900

12560 BHARUCHA, Ardeshir M. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

His suggestion to bundle an Indian for one crime to India is unjust and un-British. British (Britain) stands for freedom of trade and competition.
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27.12.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13460 BUDREE

1

I am sorry I did not acknowledge your previous letter. The title deeds are being searched for. I will send them when found.
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30.12.1900

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12566 INDIAN LEADER OF THE CONGRESS

2

Cape is going one step further than Natal as the debate shows - though it was India that saved South Africa. Our position in Transvaal is worse than under the Boers. Shilling-pass is rigorously employed now. The position will be intolerable unless Chamberlain intervenes.

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