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Correspondence  > 1901

Correspondence: 1901
 

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000003751

06.01.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13460 BUDREE

1

You cannot come to Johannesburg unless you are prepared to go to jail, I therefore advise you to wait for 2 months.
000003752

08.01.1901

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1

He complained against the operation of . Rickshaw Regulations against Indians. The new regulation's legality was questioned in vain.
000003753

09.01.1901

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1

It assured him of Loyalty and rejoiced at the proposed incorporation of Boer States into British Empire, as in British Empire only they had justice etc.
000003756

10.01.1901

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1

Lady Freda Biddulph read out to the Queen a letter she got about the Indian Volunteers and the Queen " took possession of " the letter.
000003755

10.01.1901

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

2

Their work has been brought to the notice of Her Majesty and the Commander-in-Chief-"has decided to include their names in the Medal Roles for South Africa gold Medal"
000003757

18.01.1901

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3

As neither has legally the power to deal with money matters, the practice of receiving deposits is illegal. No defalcation of these deposit can be sued against.
000003758

19.01.1901

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2

India saved Natal and the ostracism of Indians would seem a strange requital for so signal a service. Cape Englishmen should have an imperial view. General Olpherts extolled Indian Volunteers for a work more courageous than a soldier's.
000003759

21.01.1901

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3

The defalcator was not the principal Herewith whom the money was deposited; he was only an Agent just as a "Jeller" is not liable but the Bank is.
000003760

23.01.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Natal British Indians joined H.M.'s other children in bewailing the Empire's loss "in the death of the greatest and most loved sovereign."
000003762

28.01.1901

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

1

I enclose (official) Correspondence. The part I have lined about the queen might well be copied for each leader. It necessary, Europeans, who employed can be awarded medals; as there is scope for it in the letter.
000003754

29.01.1901

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1

The Governor sent an Indian Petition requesting cancellation of clause 11 of Rickshaw-Bye-Laws. Town Council (Durban ) decided to obtain . The town Solicitor's opinion.
000003761

31.01.1901

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1

A model resolution remarkable for its eloquent manner. who ever drafted it knows English. It is a unique sincere tribute to the Queen.
000003766

01.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12639 JAMALKHAN, Haji

1

A great procession is to march to queen's statue to place floral wreath, please have something similar. Business most be stopped
000003763

01.02.1901

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1

The little band, led by Mr. Rustomjee went to their cemetery and offered special prayers for the repose of the soul of the Queen.
000003764

01.02.1901

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1

Colonial Secretary requests that the thanks of His Majesty, the king, and Royal family be conveyed to Natal Indian Congress for their sympathy in the irreparable loss.
000003765

01.02.1901

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1

of the resolution which is so happily worded that it has won the encomiums of (N.M.) Natal Mercury.
000003767

02.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00000 "BLANK"

1

we are trying to have to have a great Indian procession to garland Queens statue. please have something similar. Stop business altogether.
000003769

04.02.1901

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2

"The great Indian procession" was a unique feature of Saturday's proceedings It would be difficult to imagine a more orderly crowd " etc.
000003768

04.02.1901

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1

I assure the Princes and people of India of my sincere good will and affection and my heart felt wishes. your loyalty was evinced in the late war. I will endeavour to follow the great example to work for your well-being etc.
000003770

05.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12640 TYAB C\O. GOOL

1

Your wire Four names : Abdool Gani, Malian Mahmad and Abdool Rehman for Johannesburg Haji habib for Pretoria. Try for samsoodin also.
000003771

06.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12640 TYAB C\O. GOOL

1

Please try for Karodia also, if possible.
000003772

08.02.1901

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2

It was a pride and pleasure to witness India's profound love and respect. The procession represented all the creeds. They could not be "too grateful"
000003773

09.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12640 TYAB C\O. GOOL

1

State definitely information about Indian stores and assets. Give estimate of number of storekeepers and their assets. Name officer who wanted names from you.
000003774

09.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12641 CENTRAL REGISTRAR COMMITTEE

1

Your wire received this morning. Hope to supply figures Monday.
000003775

11.02.1901

12642 PODIACHY RAGASAMI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I cannot send you the chairs, as the dance had to be stopped for rain and will commence from Saturday next.
000003776

12.02.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12641 CENTRAL REGISTRAR COMMITTEE

1

Johannesburg 140 stores, 400 Traders and clerks, assets 400000. Pretoria 80 stores, store keepers and assistants 300, assets 75000, excluding hawkers. Figures carefully prepared by Indian Landing Merchants.
000003777

16.02.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12643 NATAL PAPERS

2

[The first page of the cyclo. copy being found after wards, SN 3741 is filed here, as it bears this date]
000003778

27.02.1901

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1

Received from Natal Indian Congress pound 10/- for Rates due to Durban Corporation on 27-02-1901 on part of Erf. No. 155 Block Ak.
000003779

28.02.1901

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1

Colonial peoples Vigilance Society's Deputation waited on the Governor to request him to convey congratulation to L.Milner. of address which emphasised Milner's promise that coloureds would have reason to consider him a friend.
000003781

01.03.1901

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1

A beautiful paper with a big photo of the Queen, extracts from 1858 Proclamation maps of India 1837, 1901. Chief Dates Of Reign etc.
000003782

02.03.1901

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1

The Mayor presided and Mr. Russel gave a comprehensive. address on the reign of the Queen. Gandhiji proposed a vote of thanks to both.
000003783

03.03.1901

12582 ARMY TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I could not bid good-bye as I was suddenly ordered to leave. Please send me any amount collected. Thanking you on behalf of Lord Roberts for all you have done.
000003784

05.03.1901

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1

Description of the souvenir, which was worthy of the occasion and of Mr. singleton the exeeutor; a litho portrait of the Queen.
000003785

06.03.1901

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2

As he admittedly had more than 20 gallons of paraffin, he has made the policies void. But you can compel arbitration etc.
000003786

12.03.1901

12645 ROBERTS M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Education is a
000003807

15.03.1901

12452 INDIAN IMMIGRATION TRUST BOARD 12635 OSMAN LATIF & OTHERS

1

All Asiatics now in Johannesburg have been ordered to reside in the Location 2 general Asiatic Dealers cases may be considered, but there are none here at present. Two persons allowed to guard their mosque.
000003790

15.03.1901

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2

A (chamber of Mines) resolution affirming the absolute necessity of importing Asiatic unskilled labour was passed unanimously, but under certain conditions reducing the immigrants to slavery.
000003788

18.03.1901

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1

Almost all European shops are opening. I am surprised at the enormous stock held by some European Firms which enabled them to continue sale all these months.
000003787

18.03.1901

12646 STAFF CLERK OF SUPPLIES 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Despatch of General Buller:- "Mr. Clarence, Superintendent and Gandhiji, (Government) Assistant Superintendent have been brought specially to my notice. The Indian Ambulance Corps have been most careful of the wounded."
000003789

19.03.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12647 EVERY HEAD OF INDIAN SCHOOLS

2

I think it desirable that every child should have it farmed or neatly pasted and also merchants. How many copies do you want please study Russel's address carefully and relate it to Children.
000003791

21.03.1901

12648 GOVERNMENT VALUATOR [PALMER WILLIAM] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Knowing how much interested you are in the welfare of young Indians, I approach you to supply me these. They will be well-paid.
000003793

25.03.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12146 PARWANA

2

Almost all European merchants have been permitted. At least 4 Indians (i.e. names) be allowed permits. One permit is too few, kindly grant 4.
000003792

25.03.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12649 HIGH COMMISSIONER, P.S. to

1

Transvaal Indians complain of unprecedented rigour in the enforcement of fool-path-Law, locations etc. Government has admitted these laws as objectionable. Kindly grant relief.
000003794

28.03.1901

12650 DHANDE N. P. 00000 "BLANK"

2

I send an extract. please see that ignorant Indians are not trapped, into accepting Rs. 10 to Rs. 12 when ever Kaffirs got pound 7 to 8 in this unhealthy place.
000003795

30.03.1901

12651 HILLIER 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

What is number of any of Soobhaioo (Subhas).
000003797

01.04.1901

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1

Received from Natal Indian Congress shs. 5/-as deposit with plans for building on Law of 155 Block A." which will be returned if the plans are dis-approved.
000003796

01.04.1901

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

1

I hereby acknowledge your letter regarding the inclusion of your name among the Officers specially mentioned in a General Bullers dispatch.
000003798

03.04.1901

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5

Though a case can be made out as the rule bans habitual keeping of more than 20 gallons, I suggest amicable settlement by negotiations.
000003799

06.04.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00180 HAENDECKE

1

Your telegrams-what particulars do you want?
000003800

09.04.1901

13596 KADIR, Abdool 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

As already announced before a Congress meeting, I hereby place my resignation formally as chairman of Natal Indian Congress.
000003801

10.04.1901

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

2

Very glad to see your name in the General's despatch. Thanks for your generous action for me it is so like you !
000003802

13.04.1901

12315 ABDOOLA HAJI DADA, Haji 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

I did not mean to be disrespectful, but my remarks offended the president. I still think it my duty and privilege to say so but I resign.
000003803

15.04.1901

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5

Vouchers for the expenses. Total pound 27-5-0 : wreath pound 1-1-0. Design for statue pound 5-5-0. Drawing and Painting Souvenir (2000 copies) pound 15-15-0. etc.
000003809

16.04.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12146 PARWANA

1

Anxiously awaiting reply. telegram 25th March and letter 6th April.
000003811

16.04.1901

11777 BIRD, C. (Principal Under-Secretary) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The purport of your letter was communicated to the military Authorities, but your name in the despatch was meant as a compliment to your nationality. All names though deserving cannot be included or mentioned in Despatch.
000003806

16.04.1901

12652 INDIAN COMMITTEE OF TRANSVAAL REFUGEE 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

All but Indian shops open. Hundreds of Europeans allowed to return. Only two permits for thousands of us offered but not granted. please help.
000003805

16.04.1901

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1

Verbatim reproduction of objected clauses from Indian Petition (1) Franchise to Europeans (2) Locations (3) Power to cancel land sales etc.
000003804

16.04.1901

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1

Does Mr. Payne approve of the (1) Licencing Act (2) Municipal Laws Consoliclation Bill (3) Compulsory repatriation (4) Providing educational facilities to Indians etc.
000003810

16.04.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

 
000003812

17.04.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12581 TENANTS OF GANDHIJI'S CLIENT

1

Our rent henceforth is to be pound 5-10-0. as a man will be employed to look after common portions. If you object please treat this as notice to quit.
000003813

20.04.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 11726 INDIAN LEADERS & ENG. SYMPATHISERS

1

I enclose copies of a circular letter. It is high time that our Council should move in the matter. I also submit a draft of a memorial to Lord Curzon which with charges you may submit.
000003814

20.04.1901

12436 COMROODIN & CO. & OTHER INDIAN 12150 INDIAN & EUROPEAN SYMPATHISERS

3

There is note of despair in this appeal coming from the heart. Chamberlain is throwing over board his own professions. Significant Omission of Indian in the king's speech. All this portends evil.
000003815

20.04.1901

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1

Orange Free State: No Asiatic can live more than 2 months, own property, trade of farm. Transvaal locations. Footpath and vehicle Ban, 3 class tickets etc.
000003819

22.04.1901

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1

We hope your Lordship will keep a corner in your heart for Indians here: Lord Harris referred to his love for India and Indian Ambulance Corps. Mayor admitted that but for Indian help Natal would have been overrun.
000003816

22.04.1901

12582 ARMY TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your most kind, helpful letter. Please do not trouble further. Your own subscribers will be gratefully accepted. May the sons of Empire draw closer.
000003820

26.04.1901

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2

Farmers voiced a real grievance on the subject. Even in India 3 class compartment are reserved for Europeans. Special compartments for Zenana ladies.
000003817

27.04.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12150 INDIAN & EUROPEAN SYMPATHISERS

1

Not one permit has yet been granted for return to Transvaal Representations have failed. enclosing copies of Government replies. (SN3807,3808)
000003818

27.04.1901

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1

To print 3 pp. circulars (SN3814) f.e.folio 350 copies. pound 1-10-0. International Printing Press.
000003821

01.05.1901

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am directed to acknowledge your letter of the 30th ultimo regarding the Indian Immigration Act Amendment Bill.
000003780

06.05.1901

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1

The newly opened Indian Immigration Office will issue free passes and licences to Asiatics. All Asiatics should get them before 16th may.
000003823

06.05.1901

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1

This Office has been opened to deal with Asiatics for residential passes and licences. Every Asiatic should present himself to get a free pass etc.
000003822

09.05.1901

12152 INDIANS & JOHNNESBURG 00259 GOVERNOR OF NATAL

2

Our dealings hither to, had been direct with Government and without complaint. No foreigners are asked to get pass and this distinction against us is a grievance.
000003824

14.05.1901

12584 MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

I send you herewith a copy of the photograph of the Headmaster and Students of the Higher Grade, India Durban School which please accept.
000003825

18.05.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05050 EAST INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

If a representative deputation of Sir Lepal, Dadabhoy, Weddernburn, Mancherji, r. Dutt, P.Pillay, east etc. waited on him, the result would be good.
000003826

20.05.1901

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

1

Government will introduce the amendment suggested by you in your letter of the 30t ultimo, when the Bill is before the parliament.
000003828

21.05.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12640 TYAB C\O. GOOL

1

Send two Cape Town refugees names properly elected for submission to permit Secretary.
000003827

21.05.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12655 PERMITS

1

Submit these names (H.Habib etc.). Names are representative and selected at meeting. Even four permits for Natal too few.
000003829

21.05.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12656 PERMITS OFFICER[H.T.OMMANNEY]

1

I submit these 4 names, they have been properly selected. The meeting laid down more name and so lots had to be cast. 4 for Natal are too few.
000003830

23.05.1901

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1

A deputation waited on cape premier who entirely sympathised with the deputation's protest. British subjects presented some difficulties but were "undesirable".
000003831

23.05.1901

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1

 
000003832

28.05.1901

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1

They reminded him of his promises which were the sheet anchor of their hopes. "we pray our loyalty by equal rights".
000003834

31.05.1901

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2

The scheme of importing Chinese on condition of compulsory repatriation is "legalised - slavery" We have problems enough, let us not add any.
000003833

31.05.1901

00024 WHITE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for I guinea: also for the very great help you rendered me during my tour.
000003835

01.06.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12640 TYAB C\O. GOOL

1

Why no reply 21st . Reply sharp.
000003836

01.06.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12657 INDIAN LEADERS IN VICTORIA

1

His statement that Anti-Indians laws will remain till modified without an addition that they would not be enforced in practice has disappointed us and encouraged our opponents. Suggest concerted action by all parties.
000003837

02.06.1901

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1

In pursuance of a resolution dated 23-11-1900, this cheque is drawn for Mr. Dones School from Sheikh Farids Property.
000003839

03.06.1901

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1

Their general statements of distress are not backed by precise evidence. The Location and other question should be raised after settlement.
000003838

04.06.1901

12658 MAHAJAN SABHA, JT.SECY. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter with enclosures. I shall place the matter before the committee and communicate their decision.
000003841

05.06.1901

12659 STRUBEN H.W. 00237 CAPE TIMES

1

The white is being edged out by the Indian in Natal and late republics and now to war, famine etc; is to be added the "pig-tail".
000003840

05.06.1901

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1

Received from Natal Indian Congress pound 10/- for preparing the plan by Mansford J.P.
000003842

05.06.1901

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2

The item was passed in spite of Mr. Palmers opposition. The Minister said "The Higher Grade Indian School" was equal to primary European School.etc.
000003843

06.06.1901

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1

Land granted in free hold to Indians 19958, Natives 48589, in quit rent Indian 300 natives 26647 in course of alienation 5996 + 276981.
00003846A

07.06.1901

14514 UNDER COLONIAL SECERTARY 12660 DHARMSEY PRAGJI

1

Your (Dharamsey Pragjee) application is directed to the Government of Natal, the proper authority for consideration.
000003845

07.06.1901

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2

Report of the Secretary of European Immigration Department. He thought there was no room in Natal for white agricultural labour or the farmer would have availed of Government help
000003846

07.06.1901

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2

Rejected immi 1643 (364 Indians, 770 mixed European Cattlemen). Admitted 1572 (712 Indians) The Act should be amended to provide a more adequate test than the one of writing a from in English. 49 were thus admitted.
000003844

07.06.1901

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

1

Several panes of glass in all the windows and w.c. Are broken. The inside sitting board is broken, and iron is wearing off. please get repaired.
000003847

14.06.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12436 COMROODIN & CO. & OTHER INDIAN

1

Permits not received. Inquire:
000003852

19.06.1901

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1

Where there should be uniformity on the 2 points, there is diversity. There should be prohibition for the native and franchise for the civilised native.
000003850

19.06.1901

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2

The Indian Immigration Act Amendment Bill passed the Committee. An amendment totally banning entry or trade by free Indians without Governors permission was rejected.
000003851

19.06.1901

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1

The recommendation of the Health Committee. The Chairman stated the present location was worse than an Indian Bazaar and a danger.
000003848

19.06.1901

13336 WACHHA, Dinshaw Edulji 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Many thanks. We are not forgetting but you know the colour of English politics now. But you are a born leader, a in yourself and there are hopes that you will triumph at last. with regards.
000003849

20.06.1901

12662 NAZAR FOR M.K. GANDHI 12663 FORSTER, D.[RAND CLUB]

1

Kindly enquire promised permits not received, yet Nazar.
000003853

22.06.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00312 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir)

2

Many, many thanks. Your letters revive our spirits you are the fittest to do justice in this matter of the position of Indians in Transvaal. [M.B=Mancheri Bhawnagree].
000003854

25.06.1901

12664 A.R. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Natal was saved by Indian troops and has thriven on Indian labour. In return the Indian Trader is to be kept out in Natal in S. A. Rebels are preferred.
000003855

26.06.1901

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1

Bill of E.H. Laughton, solicitor regarding chellagadu vs. William son-Appeal, and Sariah vs. Bishop appeal. Total pound 1-0-4.
000003856

27.06.1901

12665 ESIPINGO ESTATE [H. BULKLEY] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

A letter of on indignant noble minded Anglo Indian, an overseer. "I have never seen animals treated thus and they cannot complain."
000003857

28.06.1901

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1

Steady and sure progress of the School. Gandhiji said that after the regrettable incidents before the starts the Government had done much and will do more:
000003858

02.07.1901

12666 INDIAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE 12655 PERMITS

1

Request Information regarding permits (4 to Natal) promised in your wire of 20th may to Gandhi.
000003859

05.07.1901

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1

One transfer was approved by the casting vote of the Mayor, another rejected in the Durban corporation.
000003860

05.07.1901

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1

A clause precluding Ins. was objected to as class Legislation. It was decided to deal with the matter in committee of Durban Corporation.
000003868

10.07.1901

00312 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir) 13219 WEDDERBURN, William (Sir)

3

I have strongly urged Mr. Chamberlain to formally repeal old Transvaal laws. He has always evinced sympathy. He rejected a recent Colonial anti-Indian measure: I offer cooperation in any other move also.
000003861

12.07.1901

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 12228 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS, Secretary

1

I have brought a piece of land, but objection has been raised. Will Natal Indian Congress take my case, to the court ? if not, I give up the sale.
000003862

22.07.1901

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We desire most to help you. we have not taken public action as Sir M. Bhavnagaree's letter shows he is quietly working for you.
000003864

24.07.1901

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2

Even Lincoln (quoted) believed in assigning superior position to whites. Franchise to Natives is dangerous , to Indians more dangerous.
000003863

24.07.1901

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1

The Indian property Owners were granted civic franchise by the Revision Court of Durban by Two to One (Mayor dissenting) votes.
000003865

25.07.1901

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2

British rule is just. India was won by unjustifiable means but the government is getting more and more just. The Dutch thinks only of crushing the native.
000003866

26.07.1901

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Have the passed committee. If not, does Government propose taking any action (in response to Indian petition)
000003867

29.07.1901

12667 MUKHERJI, J. C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I do not remember whether I put the enclosure i.e. sir Mancherji Bhavnagaree's letter in the last letter by Mr. Naoroji; so I do now. I am his Secretary.
000003869

01.08.1901

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1

Though the clause of locations for Indians was objected to by some, all the clauses were passed in the committee of Natal Legislative Assembly.
000003890

02.08.1901

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1

 
000003870

02.08.1901

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2

Detailed instruction for placing children and their sports and feasts, as also about the "half-mourning" dresses for men and women.
000003871

03.08.1901

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2

A long detailed programme of the 1st day setting down the order of carriage and occupants etc. There will be an Indian Arch and an Indian address.
000003872

03.08.1901

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1

London Assurance Corporation's policy of pound 750/- Receipt of premium of pound 5-7-6.
000003876

08.08.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12669 BALE, Henry

1

Beg respectfully to tender congratulations on behalf of my countrymen on the honour conferred on you by his majesty.
000003877

08.08.1901

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

1

Beg to tender congratulations on the honour conferred on you by His majesty the king Emperor.
000003873

08.08.1901

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2

289 more prosecutions had to be launched in the clean-sweep campaign. Indian vigilance committee rendered great help. One gentlemen placed his time at our disposal. Response from Indians was good.
000003874

08.08.1901

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

1

Your telegram. I thank you very sincerely for your kind congratulations on the honour conferred by His majesty. The king Emperor.
000003875

08.08.1901

12669 BALE, Henry 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am much obliged to you and your countrymen for the kind congratulations conveyed by your telegram to-day.
000003879

09.08.1901

12671 GREENACRE, B.W. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You kind congratulations from yourself and countrymen give me great pleasure: Please convey my thanks to those you represent so well.
000003878

09.08.1901

12670 NICOL J.M.[MAYOR] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I was very pleased indeed to receive your kind congratulations which I appreciate very much.
000022631

19.08.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10364 SLUANT AND CALDER

1

G. Remits the amount lying with him which their client had originally refused to take.
00003905A

19.08.1901

12679 GOVERNMENT POLITICAL DEPT. 12539 DHARAMSEY PRAGJEE

1

The Government cannot interfere in your case regarding the the German steamer Agent's refusal to grant youa ticket for Natal.
000003882

21.08.1901

12564 WHITE MAN, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Both at the fire-works show in the Esplante and at the Town Hall Concert very black but well dressed coloured occupied the best seats, and white ladies had to stand. where will it lead to ?
000003880

21.08.1901

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1

"We should watch the development of beautiful Durban with interest". There are Indians of good position. who keep carriages.
000003881

21.08.1901

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1

None unable to write a 50 word test in English dictation to be allowed. ship- Owners, landing prohibited immigrants to be fined pound 100 per case.
000003891

21.08.1901

12673 ROBERS J.L. PHOENIX 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I regret you now-after Promising publication stand on technical grounds. every advantage was taken to frustrate Now please publish them.
000003883

21.08.1901

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1

It protested as (1) Muslims alone were informed (2) Muslim representation disproportionately large. Gandhiji presided and the resolution unanimously passed.
000003886

22.08.1901

12672 ANGLO-AFRICANS 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

If a protectionist is elected, the constituency's sanity must be inquired into. Voted interests favour the cheap Asiatic and in 20 years. Natal will be unfit for whites.
000003884

22.08.1901

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1

Though his difficulties were considerably minimised by the valuable of the Indian Community; the town council has rightly appreciated his services.
000003887

22.08.1901

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1

Natal is likely to oust Albany altogether. In Natal 25 % fruitland is owned by Indians, 65 % Worked with Indians Labour etc.
000003885

22.08.1901

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1

It has deservedly been much admired, and it certainly reflected credit upon the Indian Community.
000003892

23.08.1901

12674 FOREIGNER, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

How can they demand political equality when they only squeeze the colony of its riches to enjoy it at home ? They did not close shop on two public holiday.
000003889

23.08.1901

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1

I enclose copies of the resolutions and covering letter to me as Chairman. ? dissociate with them as they are misleading.
000003888

23.08.1901

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2

He noted with special satisfaction from their addresses that non-European Communities were living in satisfaction. a great reception was given.
000003895

24.08.1901

12676 IRISH ORATOR 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

An Indignant protest against "white mans" superiority complex. The press should suppress writings which foster race. hatred and injustice.
000003894

24.08.1901

12675 ANOTHER WHITE MAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Yes, many left the firework display rather than he sandwiched in between a lot of unclean Black. The letter is full of spicy Language.
000003893

24.08.1901

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1

If Indians make preferences and destructions they cannot blame whites for doing the same. That if the resolutions are correct, they rightly complain.
000003896

26.08.1901

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1

An addition to the number allotted being granted monthly 300 extra permits have been issued.
000003901

26.08.1901

12678 GARACH H.S. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

We should not give a handle to people like "A Foreigner" to give went their ill- feelings by thus keeping shops open. Here in Dundee we close shops definitely.
000003898

26.08.1901

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1

Mr. Rhodes scheme of importing the very efficient Dane farmers and excellent dairy man is Likely to succeed. Danes are welcome.
000003899

26.08.1901

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1

It is immensely desirable to secure an increase of the loyal population so as to counterbalance the evil influence of the Bond party.
000003897

26.08.1901

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1

If will afford general satisfaction as it indicates the approval of general return of all. Refugees have borne their trials with great patience.
000003900

26.08.1901

12677 RANDERIA SHAPURJI J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have opened an Anglo-Ver nacular class. Will let me the Hall for 2 hours at a rent of 5 shillings I shall be a member and thus 10/-in all.
000003905

28.08.1901

12673 ROBERS J.L. PHOENIX 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Under Gandhiji's Chairmanship a meeting was held to consider the formation of a League. Gandhiji was against and warned the proposer. The meeting was adjourned.
000003904

31.08.1901

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1

Received of Mr. M.K. Gandhi; 3 pound0 a/c rent Natal Indian Congress from March to 31st August 1901. sd/-M.C. Camroodin & Co.
000003908

06.09.1901

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1

When they are persistently insulted, refused justice, compelled to forego religious Ordinances, it becomes a public scandal that the authorities should remain silent and supine and Mr. Chamberlain should promise to use his friendly influence"
000003909

12.09.1901

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1

On Gandhiji's plea that the Supreme Court laid down that a coolie was to mean "indentured Indian" in Mrs. Vinden's Case, the charge against an Indian Barber had to be dismissed against the wish of the Magistrate.
000003906

13.09.1901

12680 ANGLIA, M.C. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Several congress members ask me to join the Congress. But before I do so will you enlighten me on the enclosed Question ?
000003907

13.09.1901

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1

Should we not encourage distinction between Indian merchants and Indian Coolies. Is not the curfew law for the latter justified etc ?
000003910

17.09.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00349 TOWN CLERK

1

Thanks for thanking the Committee. The Indian vigilance Committee merely did its duty and should occasion arise in future Indian Corporation will be forthcoming.
000003911

25.09.1901

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1

No; as "money cannot be recovered back which was allowed by mistake on a settlement of a/cs. Where there are cross demands"
000003912

26.09.1901

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1

Voucher for 3 pound-13-being a wire to Sir Mancherji Bhawnagree. London of the wire missing.
000003913

02.10.1901

12681 TRIBE THOMAS & PITCHER& TRIBE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I think the Licencing Act did require hawkers to get licence including bakers- as it exempted only Liquor Licences. What is Morcom's view.
000003915

02.10.1901

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2

Is a baker or a butcher required to take out licences under Dealer's Act ? There is a separate tariff for a bankers and butchers licence.
000003914

05.10.1901

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1

The Act governs the issue of both Bakers and butchers' licences. (fee 3 Guineas) They require special licences.
000003505

08.10.1901

12882 ALLY, Haji Ojer 00237 CAPE TIMES

1

How can European foreigners, some of whom were disloyal, be preferred to loyal Indian SUBJECTS OF THE Same Empire? Justice, humanity , Christianity and Civilization all favour the granting of the ordinary human right of trade and commerce.
000003916

09.10.1901

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1

The fact that 700 Indians rejected y Natal as "undesirable" - and so unfit can will land here should cause us to reflect seriously by copying Natal we should avoid creating a new problem.
000003917

10.10.1901

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3

Total 3 pound5-15-10 bill due to Gandhiji by Natal Indian Congress. pound 14-0-8 etc.
000003918

15.10.1901

12682 CADIR, Abdool & OTHERS 12228 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS, Secretary

1

"To very briefly express, however poorly, the deep sense of gratitude for your valuable untiring cheerful services and exemplary self sacrifice" "seldom, if ever, has the hall been the scene of so much enthusiasm.
000003920

15.10.1901

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1

`With his usual hospitability' Rustomjee entertained Gandhiji `in Eastern magnificence' and loaded him and family with valuable gifts.
000003919

16.10.1901

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1

A Description of the decoration of the elite present etc. Mr. Gandhi's reply. He could not explain how he deserved all this. He hoped for imperial brother hood.
000003922

18.10.1901

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09260 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee

3

I take this step prayerfully. They are too sacred to be used or sold by me or heirs. To return the love of my people. I must dedicate them.
000003923

18.10.1901

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1

I Diamond ring, I diamond pin, 2 gold chains, 1 gold necklace, gold watch, gold medal, gold coin, silver cup and plate.
000003924

19.10.1901

09260 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

If you give away presents given by me to the Congress, I will cut off all connections with Natal Indian Congress - though it will cause me great pain. Please reconsider your decision.
000032371

19.10.1901

09260 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Parsee Rustomjee, in reply to Gandhiji's letter dated 18-10-1901 regarding the articles of present received by him, tries to argue and persuade Gandhiji to reverse his decision in the matter. And in case Gandhiji does not reverse his decision, Parsee Rustomjee will be obliged to sever his connections with Natal Indian Congress.
000003921

19.10.1901

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1

It is a pity Mr. Gandhi; the mediator, should leave. He carries with him the best wishes of Europeans and Indians. "Ever ready to do good and help others."
000003925

10.12.1901

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1

Mr. Done and staff request the pleasure of Mr. Nazar's Company at the ceremony when Sir D.Hunter will give away the prizes.
000003926

10.12.1901

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3

Educated persons, traders and missioners to be given Letter of Exemption application from pass Laws. They shall carry it with them and produce it on demand. On failure fine up to 10 shs. or up to 3 days jail.
000003927

23.12.1901

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1

Laws in Transvaal aim at their practical ostracism. It has spread a feeling of consternation. Indians are loyal subjects and peaceful.
000003929

28.12.1901

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

1

I recognise the kindness of the Act in your willingness to take a few names after the final list even. Here they are:
000003930

28.12.1901

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1

The meeting while accepting with deep regret the resignation place on record its profound sense of gratitude for invaluable services untiring unostentatiously and cheerfully rendered and for immense self-sacrifice undergone etc.
000003928

28.12.1901

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1

pound 1-1-0 Rustomjee pound 4-4-0 Congress. pound 2-2-0 Volunteers pound 1-1-0 M.K. Gandhi Total pound 8-8-0.

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