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Correspondence: 1906
 

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000004292

03.01.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The agreement is dated 28-2-1905. The clause : "Should either of the parties sell, the 1/2 acre (of Vowda) shall be valued by 2 valuators from each party and the 1/2 of it given to each party.
000004293

04.01.1906

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4

The accused were discharged because they could not be tried together in one indictment. Hence 'Autrofois Acquit' should save them from 2nd indictment.
000004294

05.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

As I have not got the document please send me a copy. I must refer to my client. Is there any hurry about valuation ?
000004295

05.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13477 NAZAR, M. H.

1

Pillay must go and there is none to replace him. We give poor staff in Tamil. I think we need not be afraid if we give an assurance that Tamil will be resumed when possible What is your view ?
000004296

08.01.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

We enclose copy of the agreement. It contains the relevant clause summarised in SN 4294
000004297

11.01.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

As the Hindu-temple cannot be proved to be a operation with a legal 'persona', the magistrate's order was correct. I do not advise appeal.
000028112

14.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08628 KHANDERIA, MOHANLAL M.

2

Send me all papers and come with them. On the face of it it does not seem that there will be any difficulty.
000004298

15.01.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Our Client Vawda C.S. is anxious to get away to India. Please appoint 2 valuators without delay to settle the price of the land.
000028113

16.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08628 KHANDERIA, MOHANLAL M.

1

Try to settle the matter out of court.
000028114

18.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08628 KHANDERIA, MOHANLAL M.

1

If you insist I shall come but better consult the local lawyer. Mere mistake to translating Gujarati accounts in English cannot be a ground for danger unless loss it actually proved.
000004299

18.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13485 BHAWANI

1

Messrs Walt and Pike want me to appoint 2 Valuators on Budree's behalf. What do you intend to do in the matter ? (Dannhauser in Natal)
000004300

18.01.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

He is not here but is expected shortly. However to facilitate your way please let me know the names of your valuators and of the other partners ?
000004301

23.01.1906

14258 BHAWANI & SHEIKH AMEER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We will think we must honour the agreement which binds us. We should appoint 2 reliable Indians. What is your view ?
00004318A

24.01.1906

14224 BUDREE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You and Nazar, please attend my business. I have given Pound 750 to M. Omar.
000004302

26.01.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

They are Mr. Pike of our firm and carter Sworn Valuator. We do not know those of others. Please help us in avoiding going to the court to force the other partners. Pike write to Sheikh Ameer.
000004303

29.01.1906

14259 GANDHI, M.K.'S OFFICE 14255 WATT & PICK

1

I have written to Gandhiji who is in Durban. He must have written to you by now. Please do not take any action till you hear from him.
000004305

08.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

I have returned from Durban. My Client has not returned. I am communicating with the other partners regarding our 2 Valuators.
000004304

08.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13485 BHAWANI

1

Though expected, Budree has not arrived. Which Indian names do you suggest as valuators ? It is quite competent to give Indian names.
000004308

12.02.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sheikh Ameer informs us that he is awaiting your instructions. Our Client instructs us to file a suit in case of delay.
000004307

13.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

We aught to make our Gujarati portion exceptional. You may concentrate your energy upon it. Madanjit must be helped he helps us.
000004309

14.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

I have asked sheikh Ameer to suggest names ( of Valuators ) which probably I will accept. I shall make all possible haste. No need for summons.
000004310

17.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

I will send weekly Johannesburg Letter. Once a week you do go out and get news. Do not forget 'Urdu.' If your eye aches do not compose.
000004311

19.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

(1) Publish adverse comments specially (2) Prefer short letters and incise long but useful correspondence. (3) Publish letters of local interest.
000004312

21.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Keep Wednesday for preparation of '"Indian Opinion"'-articles. reserve 2 days for Durban. How are the accounts books ? (a/c)
000004313

22.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

His letter is worth reading. Keep in touch with him, as there is a great deal to learn from him. Read my letter to Mr. Bean.
000023889

26.02.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Herewith the statement. I suggest a deputation should wait on the new ministers.
00004318B

28.02.1906

14645 AHIR, G. (c/o Sheikh Ameer) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Can you furnish me particulars of contents of the box which Budree gave to Nazar and which Nazar deposited with Natal Bank?
00004318B

28.02.1906

14645 AMTUSLAM NATAL MERCURY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Can you furnish me particulars of contents of the box which Budree gave to Nazar and which Nazar deposited with Natal Bank?
000004323

01.03.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

We agree to appoint...(4) persons as valuators. And if they disagree the matter be submitted for final decision to an umpire:
000004314

04.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

4

Instructions regarding arrangement of matters. study the Zulu Rebellion carefully. I have entrusted that work to you. Account books must be perfect. Never be amiss in your duty.
000004317

05.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14260 BEAN, A.J.

2

He will join shortly. He has sent me the endorsed sketch of alterations he proposes in the house occupied by Orchard. How much will it cost ? Chhaganlal is overworked and hence this to you.
000004316

05.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Mr. Gool is still waiting for the list of our subscribers, in Cape Town. except from known regular supporters never accept orders 'on credit'
000004315

05.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

r. P. cancels all his orders as being overdue. Miss N. Complains about irregular delivery of "Indian Opinion". " I am most anxious to fulfil promises made."
00004318C

06.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14645 AMTUSLAM NATAL MERCURY

1

Mrs. Budree opened it examined and re-sealed it. It is now deposited with the African Bank Corporation.
00004318C

06.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14645 AHIR, G. (c/o Sheikh Ameer)

1

Mrs. Budree opened it examined and re-sealed it. It is now deposited with the African Bank Corporation.
000004318

07.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14261 BEAN, A.J.

2

When Mannering was again taken, it was on monthly basis. In any case he may continue till the years end on Pound 8 per month, or more if all the Schemers agree to give him more: I have no Objection.
000004319

08.03.1906

14449 KESHAVLAL (C/O. GANDHI M. K.) 14647 GANDHI, C. K. (C/O "INDIAN OPINION")

1

Send me six more copies. I am constantly asked for these by people in England, who desire a momento, and have none here to send them.
000004320

09.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Write to Patel Brothers that '"Indian Opinion"' does not publish religious controversies, I feel for Kitechin. He has spent much and will have to start over again. So also for Bean But I do not insist you are always free to reject my advice.
000004321

09.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

(1) Keep your promises (2) Please in a reasonable manner, and is we fail even then do not mind (3) Be courteous and suffer for others ...etc.
000004322

10.03.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We enclose agreement. Please sign and return it. So that the matter be proceeded with.
000004324

12.03.1906

14224 BUDREE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The present owner is going insolvent and has notified us to pay up the full price to save the land from being declared insolvent's property. Do the needful.
000004332

13.03.1906

14263 GOODRICK, GEO H. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Budree has to pay 2 instalments to C.W. May now in "Queer street". As transfer should be taken at once Mrs. Budree asked me to send wire Give me Budree's pass number if you have it.
000004325

14.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

I return herewith Reference to Arbitration duly signed. I take it that the Duplicate is for my client.
000004329

15.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13489 BENNING FIELD

2

I confirm my two wires instructing you to prepare transfer and offering balance purchase price I enclose pound 263 cheque for Budree and Subhav.
000004327

15.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14224 BUDREE

1

I have wired to Banning field to effect transfer at once. Please give full details of all Budree's property with details about rent also.
000004337

15.03.1906

13696 BENNING FIELD & SON 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your two wires of the 15th... We have instructed Mr. Goodricke to secure transfers. He has got Budree's money. Please send Pound 135-6-0 for Subhar. We are expediting the transfer as much as possible.
000004328

15.03.1906

13489 BENNING FIELD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Have put both transfers in hand Kindly confirm wires (sent by you) by letter.
000004326

15.03.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We have no objection to your retaining a copy but it should have been better placed in the hands of the majority of partners.
000004334

16.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14224 BUDREE

1

You should not have borrowed. I have sent the purchase price as I have some Budree's monies. Who lent you the money? Please do not be hasty next time.
000004333

16.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14263 GOODRICK, GEO H.

1

On getting your wire I wired to Benningfield to secure transfer to send cheque for Budree and subhav both. Mr. Budree should not have borrowed. Please refund.
000004336

16.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14264 SUBHAV C/O KHAN

1

Paid Benningfield yesterday for transfer.
000004331

16.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14627 GOODRICK

1

Sent money Benningfield transfer preparing Return money borrowed
000004335

16.03.1906

14264 SUBHAV C/O KHAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Understand May ( present owner ) going insolvent. Please advise. Reply paid.
000004330

16.03.1906

14224 BUDREE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Borrowed pound 140 and paid to Goodricke send the amount soon.
000004339

17.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

I thought the duplicate was sent for me. I have no objection t your clients keeping it. I return it herewith.
000004338

17.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13696 BENNING FIELD & SON

1

The Amount for Budree is duplicated but I have asked Goodricke to refund the loan borrowed by Mrs. Budree. For Subhav is it not Pound 132 without interest ?
000023890

19.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Brings to his notice the ever tightning anti Indian legislation.
000004350

19.03.1906

13688 GOODRICKE, G. H. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I have sent the transfer for registration. I shall get from Banningfield the money on transfer. I return Mrs. Budree the borrowed money.
000004341

19.03.1906

11440 DORASWAMY G.? 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Goodricke has retuned Pound 137-18-9 borrowed from Jetha Mia without interest. Regarding Properties in Natal she says you have the transfer deeds. With tears she complains that she is living in a jungle ( Durban ? )
000004342

19.03.1906

13696 BENNING FIELD & SON 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

They are entitled to rebate, but will have to pay interest up to the date of settlement. Please include so much interest in your cheque.
000004340

19.03.1906

13485 BHAWANI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

With whom has Budree left money to pay for due promissory notes for them ? He wants you to look after all his affairs. I shall feel highly obliged for information.
000023934

20.03.1906

08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 08290 MORLEY, John (Sir)

1

Invites attention to the proclamation of 1858 and requests to see that its provisions are carried out.
000004344

23.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 11440 DORASWAMY G.?

1

That I may meet all payments due, I want a full statement of all Budree's property from Mrs. Budree ( Phoolmania ). She may go to Dannhauser or come here:
000004343

23.03.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13485 BHAWANI

1

Budree has left moneys with me. I have no papers about Claremont property It would be much better if you come over here:
000004345

06.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

The rate should not depend upon quantity of type, so there should be no difficulty in giving our quotations for space for advertisements. Glad Maganlal has improved.
000004346

06.04.1906

13463 SHEIKH AMEER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

I enclose correspondence with Tatham, and Power of Attorney for transfer form, which please sign and return.
000004347

07.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

(1) Account book must be up-to-date (2) The paper should not be starved (3) You should not be over worked - or there will be a catastrophe. What is your view about (engaging) Mrs. Maganlal. "She is a very excellent worker".
000023924

10.04.1906

08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 10402 BRITISH GOVT. SECY. OF ST FOR COLONIES

1

Communicates to S. of S. for Colonies purport of S. N. 23890
000004349

10.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I am still discussing with him, he may rejoin. Hoosen Khan's Letter will be dealt with in English Columns.
00004354A

10.04.1906

13688 GOODRICKE, G. H. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The transfer has now been complete and I enclose my accounts for Pound 20-5-6. Please settle property Budree and Subhav's accounts.
000004348

11.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

You and every one should put down in writing all your say, questions etc. Each should do so without consulting others.
000025872

12.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14111 WEDDERBURN, William (Sir)

5

A detailed letter giving facts about the various pieces of legislation in south Africa which hit this Indians hard and regulating him to place the matter before the British Government
000004351

19.04.1906

14259 GANDHI, M.K.'S OFFICE 13688 GOODRICKE, G. H.

1

Mr. Gandhi is at present in Durban, and I am communicating the contents of your letter to him.
000004353

23.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I shall bring Harilal Thakor with me. Treat Suleiman very well. Publish advertises as far as possible in this issue.
000004352

23.04.1906

14268 POLAK, H. S. L. & KESHAVLAL 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Awaiting quotations for advertisements. I want Mr. Gavanagh's address in Paris. Too busy now send 500 letter-head sheets.
000004354

30.04.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Am Sending Kalyandas who should do the town work. Take a 2nd class annual ticket for him. Send (Gokuldas) Goculdas on Friday as "I shall be very much rushed." Devote your attention to account books.
00004363A

01.05.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

To rush such an important measure at the fag-end of the session is bad. Swamping of any trade may be avoided but some Indians do good.
000004355

02.05.1906

14449 KESHAVLAL (C/O. GANDHI M. K.) 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

5

I think much of our failure till now is clue to lack of business methods. It gives us a bad name. [A letter full of complaints].
000032165

04.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09028 KHOOSAL, Mistri

1

Gandhiji writes to khoosal sukha Mistri that Lalu Jogi will pau in instatements. He had asked him (Lalu Joji) to state the number of instalments.
000004356

05.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

You should do only general supervision work as to other matters and devote all other time to account books. Kalyandas ought to be tower of strength. I am glad you are trying to improve the ground. Read on gardening.
000004358

05.05.1906

13485 BHAWANI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Where is Mr. Gandhi at present. Reply to me to Dannhauser.
000004357

06.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

You have to be lost in accounts books at present.... You must pay your chief attention to accounts.
000023891

10.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

A letter if Introduction.
000004359

14.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14255 WATT & PICK

1

Will you kindly let me know what has happened in the matter of the valuation ?
000004360

14.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13463 SHEIKH AMEER

1

I was away in Natal hence the delay. Sorry. Has the purchase price been received ? Where is Budree's share ? Bhawani is here:
000004361

15.05.1906

14255 WATT & PICK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Valuators fixed the price at 3 pound50/- The transfer is delayed owing to the absence in India of Timol, a partner of Vawda C.S. & Co.
000004362

17.05.1906

14270 GREEN & TUNMER, AUCTIONEERS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please communicate with the Master of the Supreme Court. Who required us to sell the property bought by your client.
000032166

28.05.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09029 KHUSHAL SUKHA MISTRI

1

The two new figures sent by you have been foewarded to Uniyashanker with recommendation. it is good that you wrote to Shri Khanderai.
000004363

29.05.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

(1) Formal authorisation does not include registered Certificates of the late South African Republic. (2) The Governor has absolute - unfettered - not "judicial" discretion etc., to grant or refuse permission to enter. I sympathise with your people.
000023892

08.06.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Informs that as he will be going with the stretcher Bearer corps he will not be able to go to England, to put forth the case before the commission. Hopes the committee will do it.
000025873

22.06.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08404 GOKHALE, Gopal Krishna

1

I have to be with the stretchers beares Corps. Please do what you can while you are in England and do visit us on your return voyage.
000023931

30.06.1906

01588 POLAK, H.S.L. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

2

Informs that the municapilities Assocaiation has refused to adopt suggestion of the S. of S. for colonies and has thereby perpetuated the danger to the Indian community-this refused is against the understanding with late Mr. Harry Escombe.
000004365

01.07.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

Date Satyagraha Fund Receipt as on 22-7-1906. Publish all names. Mind your health, as you are very enthusiastic, I should say so. The batch of 16 will keep the flag flying.
000004364

17.07.1906

13485 BHAWANI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

In Johannesburg you told me that you would furnish all particulars regarding Budree's land affairs. Please do so. I have a letter from Budree.
000023935

24.07.1906

08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 08290 MORLEY, John (Sir)

1

Reproduces letter under S. N. 23931 and Hopes the matter will be considered.
000023903

30.07.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08273 WEDDERBURN, William (Sir)

1

Inquires if he approves of the idea of a deputation to be sent to England.
000023893

30.07.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Notes that the statement has been sent to the Committee. Congratulates his grand daughter for success in M. A. Examination.
000023894

06.08.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

3

Brings to his notice the implications of the proposed legislation as envisaged in the speech of the colonial Secretary Mr. Duncan and requests to contact the Home Government Dept; to intervene and stop such anti Indian Legislation.
000023895

13.08.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

The proposed legislation curtails what was promised in the earlier despatches.
000004366

14.08.1906

13690 BENNING FIELD R. & SONS 14272 BUDREE [Nazar's Office]

1

We beg to remind you that we are still without settlement of your Promissory Notes for Pound 5-18-0, due 30th Ultimo. Please send cheque.
000004367

18.08.1906

13485 BHAWANI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You know Budree has paid for the 34 acres, but the Deeds are not yet to hand. You promised 3 months back to look into the matter. Do so now.
000004368

27.08.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Sending 3 articles. Dadabhoy's must head them. "Too exhausted to give more". Give Dadabhoy's photo, as supplement etc.
000032167

30.08.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09029 KHUSHAL SUKHA MISTRI

1

In reply to K.s. Mistri's letter Gandhiji says that he has written to Mr. Khanderai and would reply to him in due time.
000004369

30.08.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13489 BENNING FIELD

1

Thanks for yours of the 14th.. I enclose herewith cheque for Pound 5-18-0 in settlement of the Promissory Note which please return to me.
000004370

30.08.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14273 BHAWANI BUDREE

1

Excuse my silence. I have been moving to and fro and been very busy. I will go in to the matter of Budree's affairs and then write to you.
000004372

01.09.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

I may go to England or to Gaol. I will be the first to disobey the law. I am glad Harilal managed every thing and took a deck - ticket.
000004373

03.09.1906

13489 BENNING FIELD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanks for cheque. Budree's bill for Pound 6-1-0 due 30th January is still unpaid. If you can send us a cheque with 6 % interest, and Bank exchange added.
000004374

05.09.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13489 BENNING FIELD

1

I enclose cheque for Pound 6-7-2 regarding promissory note due 30-1-1906. It includes interest and bank exchanges on both the cheques.
000004371

06.09.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

"The condition of the Asiatic is made more intolerable than before: "After pointing out the worst features, Gregowski R. thinks that" passive resistance can do no good. It would mean ruin. Very few people including Asiatics are made of the stuff of martyrs. " 'There is legally no unconstitutional law' " - i.e. a law is a law whether it is good or bad.
000004375

07.09.1906

13489 BENNING FIELD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for cheque. The Bill is enclosed duly cancelled.
000023925

22.09.1906

10402 BRITISH GOVT. SECY. OF ST FOR COLONIES 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

2

Informs that the legislation removes some of the hardships though not all. Opines that a deputation will not serve any useful purpose.
000004376

27.09.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

We all agree that Mr. Gandhi and Ally and Abdul Gani or... should form the Deputation. And we take a solemn Vow that we will not register ourselves and make best efforts to prevent others from so doing. [ 28 Signatures ]
000004378

04.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13491 GREEN & TUNMER

1

Budree brought through you certain property from Master, Supreme Court. Please let me know details. I have not Title Deeds with me, and cannot trace them.
000004384

08.10.1906

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

3

The Ordinance may ultimately reduce British Indians to the status of menials and their confinement in location. Large property in danger etc.
000004379

08.10.1906

13491 GREEN & TUNMER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We enclose particulars of the land bought by Budree. The price paid was Pound 800.
000004381

11.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12739 SUPREME COURT

1

Will you inform me where the Title Deeds now are and to whom were they given when the land was sold.
000004380

11.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13491 GREEN & TUNMER

1

Thanks for plans and details regarding Bluff property bought by Budree.
000023928

15.10.1906

01588 POLAK, H.S.L. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Refers to remarks by the chief justice in the case of a child and requests him to bring if to the notice of authorities.
000026434

16.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13188 GANDHI, Ramdas

2

I expect your letters.
000004382

17.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12739 SUPREME COURT

1

Thanks for your information that the late Mr. Nazar was asked to apply to the Auctioneers. As he does not seem to have done so, I will apply.
000023929

22.10.1906

01588 POLAK, H.S.L. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

2

Informs that Bill is being introduced disabling non viters from obtaining trade licences. Absence of voting power thrust upon Asiatics is now proposed to be treated as a disability for trading.
000004385

22.10.1906

13493 BRITISH INDIAN DEPUTATION 13122 TIMES, THE

3

Your Johannesburg correspondent has maligned and misrepresented us Indians We are prepared to compromise on the influx and unfair trade competition issue, we want full civic rights for Indians already there:
000004383

23.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13491 GREEN & TUNMER

1

Much obliged for your information in yours of the 19th.
000004386

24.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14276 MACKERNESS F., MOLTENO P.A.&OT

1

Ally H.O. and myself have been deputed to wait upon British Authorities and prominent men. Kindly give us an appointment to explain.
000004397

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

The chief difficulty is financial Sir Mancherji promises whole hearted support. Please look up office Rooms for the committee.
000004393

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 **********NIRAV ADDRESS STARTS

1

Will you lunch with me at ... ? to discuss with you the question you raised. Thanking you for sending the Typist.
000004388

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13511 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir)

3

Sir Lepl griffin has declined take part Deputation.
000004399

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13511 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir)

1

Sir Birdwood G. agrees to lead and introduce the Deputation if you approve. Sir Griffin L though sympathetic declines probably as he disapproves the personnel.
000004394

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13500 GOOL, Abdul Hamid (Dr.)

1

Your father earnestly desires me to see you but I am fully engaged. Please give me a call any day between 9 to 9-30 A.M.
000004389

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13496 BIRDWOOD, George (Sir)

3

Mr Ally and myself here as deputation. Sir Cotton H., Naoroji D., Sir Mancherji Bhawanagree, Cox, have agreed to form Deputation committee. Will you be spokesman to lead us ?
000004391

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13498 GRIFFIN, Lepel (Sir)

1

 
000004395

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13501 JAMES, L. M.

1

I have to draw up a letter to the Foreign Office. Will you, therefore send me copy of your representation which I drew up ?
000004390

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13497 AMEER ALI

3

It is proposed there should be a deputation introducing us to colonial Secretary. Sir Cotton H. Naoroji Dadabhoy, have agreed to join it. Will you kindly join it ?
000004393

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 POLAK J. H. L.

1

Will you lunch with me at ... ? to discuss with you the question you raised. Thanking you for sending the Typist.
000004392

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13499 MANGA

1

Will you pleased give me a call on Monday at 9 a.m. I am otherwise engaged.
000004396

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13496 BIRDWOOD, George (Sir)

1

Thanks for your telegraphic consent. I am sure Sir Mancherji approves of the idea. Please give us an appointment to explain our position.
000004398

25.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I have the honour to report our arrival. Several gentlemen will probably introduce us to His Lordship.
000004387

25.10.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

A list of 18+3 (21) letters including Lord Hamilton G. Lord Stanley. Rt. Hon. Dilke, Sir Cotton H., Sir Griffin L. Bhawanagree M. etc.
000004405

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Please do inquire about rents. We want a cheap room. I have given an appointment to Reuter. May see Sir Birdwood G. at Sir Bhawnagree Manherji's.
000004401

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10323 INDIAN OPINION

1

Except once, I have always slept after 1 A.M. My letter to Polak will explain everything. I have called Miss Pywell to London - if you will let me at my expense.
000004403

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13550 COTTON, Henry

1

Sir William thinks I was rash in asking Sir Birdwood G. to be spokesman. He and Naoroji D. suggest Sir Bhawnagreed Mancherji's name but they require your approval. Please give me your opinion.
000004404

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

Please see him every day. Do not mind expense. Your presence alone would be inspiring. I want to write about my sorrows but I am two late to do so to night.
000004400

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13505 ADAM, G. J.

1

I am sorry I missed you when you gave me a call. Will you do so again, tomorrow at ...? Mr, Ally is down with Rheumatism.
000004408

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14288 ALLY, Haji Ojer

2

Very sorry to know you spent a bad night due to that deadly cigar. I think so. What is your view regarding the committee.?
000004409

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14312 YUK-LIN-LEW

1

I cannot draft it until I get the Petition of the Chinese to the Chinese Embassy. Please send it.
000004402

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I am too busy. West is bringing his sister. She appeared to be simple and willing. Please make her feel at home. Indian ladies have much to learn from European ladies and vice versa.
000004406

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

5

A long letter detailing their progress regarding Deputation, reporting Gandhiji's visit to Polak's family, in very affectionate and playful mood, with a hint of his favourite remedies for illness etc. quite typical.
000004407

26.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01801 PERMANAND

2

He should know (1) good English (2) good grounding in Maths (3) French, Dutch, Latin (specially) to be a good lawyer in South Africa. Also some scientific training, and some technical art to be useful to Society.
000004414

27.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14291 MACKARNESS, Frederick H. (M. P.)

1

I venture to think that the meeting need not be Liberals only as there is no division of opinion on South African Indian question.
000004413

27.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13513 MUKERJI, J. C.

1

There is always enough matter in " The Times " to be sent for "Indian Opinion". Please post it on Saturdays at the last moment to be up-to-date.
000004412

27.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

2

I have lost my sense of smell, have chronic catarrh. My fruit and diet has damaged my teeth. Please give me a professional not friendly visit.
000004410

27.10.1906

13511 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir) 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I have been asked to be the spokesman of the Deputation which will introduce the Transvaal Deputation. May I ask you to appoint a time ?
000004411

27.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00238 ALLY, H. C.

1

A suggestion has been made that we should address Members of Parliament. So sorry for your absence, but I believe in predestination - some good must be lurking even in your absence.
000023930

29.10.1906

01588 POLAK, H.S.L. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Informs that the members of the deputation-especially G.- now in England are bitterly attacked by the press.
000004415

29.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14292 SHYAMJI KRISHNAVARMA, SHYAMAJI

1

I enclose herewith stamps for 1/6 d. Which you were good enough to advance last evening.
000004416

29.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Sir Bhawnagree Mancherji, Sir Birdwood G., Sir Cotton H., Naoroji D., Ameer Ali, etc will introduce us. Please give appointment.
000004417

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14293 BROWN, F.H.

1

Please drop me a line if you can lunch with me to-morrow. I regret I hare no photos. throwing light on the question, nor of myself.
000004418

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13513 MUKERJI, J. C.

1

Everything else being subservient to my Transvaal work, I could not keep appointment. My apologies. Please see me to-morrow.
000004427

30.10.1906

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

3

This Ordinance will prevent British Indians from holding even leases of landed property, thus rendering British Indian position worse. Please disallow and appoint Inquiry Commission as suggested by sir Mancherji Bhavnagree.
000004419

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12297 ROYAPPEN, JOSEPH

1

I am exceedingly busy and in the evenings only I can dictate letters. I shall write to you if I have a free evening.
000004428

30.10.1906

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 14304 MORLEY, John (Sir)

1

As Trustee for Indian subject, I do hope you will plead their case and secure for them the protection they are entitled to.
000004422

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 POLAK J. H. L.

1

My discussion with the Pandit being important and unfinished, I shall have to cut short my day's stay and leave you at 4 P.M. on Sunday.
000004422

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 **********NIRAV ADDRESS STARTS

1

My discussion with the Pandit being important and unfinished, I shall have to cut short my day's stay and leave you at 4 P.M. on Sunday.
000004421

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12882 ALLY, Haji Ojer

1

I shall find out his address. I have just settled down to work i.e. 12 midnight. Lord Elgin will see us on the 8th....
000004420

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13519 DOCTOR M. N.

1

I must cancel my appointment being too busy. If you come on....., we can walk together and talk on my way to Polak where I have to go.
000004426

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14301 WATTON SPENCER (Mrs.)

1

It is irreparable loss to you but many others feel poorer. I am too busy to see you. Still I will try. When are you at home ?
000004425

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13523 MERCER, ARTHUR

1

Much obliged for giving me the address and the enclosure:
000004423

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13520 REAY (Lord)

1

Will you please join ? Will you let us place before you our position in Transvaal ? I called on you without appointment to pay my respects.
000004424

30.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13522 BYLES, W. P.

1

I shall send you my card at the House of Commons, probably to-day or sometime next week.
000004433

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13530 GODFREY, GEORGE

1

Here is your Representation. But you should bear the printing charges. So that you can say you have felt. Canvas M.Ps' and Editors' Views in favour.
000004434

31.10.1906

14309 SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN STUDENTS IN 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

4

The Ordinance debars us from practising in Transvaal, even entering Transvaal and even if we can, we have to carry passes like criminals.
000004440

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12882 ALLY, Haji Ojer

1

I am very busy. Went to bed last night at 3-30 A.M. I have forwarded a Representation to be sent in by the Chinese Minister. To establish a Permanent Committee. I have cabled for sanction.
000004439

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13534 PYWELL, Ada (Mrs.)

1

Can I see you any day I am snatched, to run down to Leicester ? It is just possible I may be able to spare a day.
000004441

31.10.1906

13535 CHINA GOVERNMENT 14315 GREY, L. (FOREIGN SECRETARY)

2

In view of our cordial relations and the most-favoured-nation treatment to British Subject in China. I trust you will secure proper treatment to Chinese subject, who have a very real grievance.
000004435

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13532 MACKENZIE, H. Rose

1

Thanks for the very good interview published in South Africa. May I ask you to lunch with me ? A deal can be done by quiet chat.
000004432

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14293 BROWN, F.H.

1

I shall await you at 3 P.M., have a chat and then avail myself of your kind offer to take me to the reception [of N.I. A.]
000004438

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

1

Thanks for the appointment to receive us. I shall see to it that our number is not more than 12. I shall forward you the names.
000004429

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14305 DILKE, Charles (Sir) (M.P.) & NAOROJI D.

1

He will receive the Deputation (of Transvaal Indians), at 3 P.M. on 8th November. Please come at 2-30 P.M., so that there may be a preliminary conference of the introducing Deputation. Sir Griffin L. has now agreed to lead it.
000004430

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13509 PARMANAND (Prof.)

1

It is very sad. It seems he cannot find even food. Please go in to his case and find him lodgings at India House if necessary.
000004431

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13529 STANLEY (Lord)

1

Obliged for the appointment given by you. I shall avail myself of it at 10 A.M. to-morrow (Thursday).
000004437

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14312 YUK-LIN-LEW

1

I got a copy of the Chinese Representative, which is not according to my draft. Though Objectionable in places, I do not wish to disturb it. Here is the draft.
000004436

31.10.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14311 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

I must encroach upon my dinner hour on Thursday to see you. If I cannot I shall try to be at Bromley on Friday. Glad of Ali's Progress.
000004445

01.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13497 AMEER ALI

1

Mr. Ally and I are anxious to pay our respects and to place the position before you before the Deputation waits on Lord Elgin. Please gives us appointment.
000004510

01.11.1906

14350 WHOLESALE SHIPPING FIRM 14524 COLONIAL SECRETARY, P.S. to

1

We think the presence of (the) British Indian merchants tends to the district benefit of Transvaal; as it reduces the cost of living expenses. The Ordinance imposes indignity and hardship. There should be no class legislation regarding immigration but it may be on cape Lines.
00004441A

01.11.1906

14316 GANDHI, M.K. & ALLY, H.O. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

10

It give the history of Anti-Indian Legislation in Transvaal and shows effectively how the Transvaal Ordinance, instead of being a relieving measure, imposes fresh hardships and humiliations on Indians going beyond Law III of 1885.
000004442

01.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13537 SCHWANN, Charles M. P.

1

The Transvaal Indian Deputation will see colonial Secretary on the 8th... Sir Griffin L. will head the Deputation to introduce us. Will you join-or let us see you ?
000004443

01.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14318 COX, Harold (M.P.)

1

Thanks for consenting to join the Introducing Deputation. Will you give me an appointment ? Sir Griffin L. will head the Deputation.
000004444

01.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14318 COX, Harold (M.P.)

1

(Gandhiji) Mr. Gandhi asks me to forward you the enclosed letter from Sir Wedderburn William, which was inadvertently omitted.
000004669

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

He stood 1st and thus maintained the reputation of his country in England. We hope he will reach the top.
000004667

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

It is not a fact that the Dutch regime allowed Indians to build and trade there ? Should not an Inquiry Committee be appointed etc ? Is the Asiatic Ordinance unprecedented ? - that now here also there is pass system ?
000004668

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

A memorable article advising defiance to constituted authority and ringing with the same heroic challenging note which Gandhiji repeated in "Shaking the Manest" and such other articles.
000004636

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

A list of six objections. If sanctioned, the Imperial Government will grant municipality the right to curtail residential rights of British Indians etc.
000004576

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Constitution and names of office-bearers of [probably] what was afterwards called "S. A.British Indians Vigilance Committee". Griffin L. Vice-President.
000004446

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Ordinance is the natural outcome of the Imperial Governments degrading Indians and treating them as worse than Kaffirs by its Asiatic Ordinance An Inquiry Commission already promised should be appointed.
000004670

01.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

If Vijay raghav charior [Editor-"Hindoo"] died young he has died for the sake of his country and done much.
000004458

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13544 GIBSON J. C.

1

Thanks for your sympathetic Note. There is no chance of my being able to go to Scotland. I am working practically day and night.
000004462

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14329 THORNTON, T. H.

1

Since you have consented to join the Introducing Deputation, I beg to conform you that the interview takes place on the 8th. Will you come 1/2 an hour earlier ?
000004455

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13538 COX, Harold

1

I shall be pleased to wait on you on Monday at 4-30.
000004451

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13539 WEST, Albert Henry

1

The enclosed tells you everything. Am too busy. I shall try to run up to Leicester to see Miss Pywell if I can.
000004468

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14312 YUK-LIN-LEW

1

I hope you have received the draft of the letter for the Chinese to send to the Foreign Secretary.
000004454

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13542 ADAM, G. A.

1

The Transvaal Indian Delegates will be assisted by the gentleman as per list enclosed. Sir L. Griffin heads the Deputation.
000004457

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13543 LAWSON, Edith (Miss)

1

Did you not turn up as you were suited ? If so my congratulations. I will value a call from you to-morrow.
000004469

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13553 SCOTT, A. H.

1

Have you done anything more in the matter ? If the meeting is held before the Date of Deputation, and a sympathetic resolution passed it would strengthen our hands as also of Elgin's Shall I wait on you?
000004456

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14324 WALTON, Spencer (Mrs.)

1

Being engaged in preparing for the interview with L. Elgin on Thursday next. I shall try to see you on Friday next.
000004471

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14333 HAMILTON, George (Lord)

1

If you kindly give us an appointment before the 8th instant, we shall feel greatly obliged. Much obliged. to you for your letter of 31st October.
000004463

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 **********NIRAV ADDRESS STARTS

1

If you can arrange the meeting before the Deputation meets it would be better. Please bestir yourself. I too shall see Mr, Scott etc.
000004460

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13546 BISSICKS, H.

1

Please see me on Wednesday. I fully sympathise with you and do not want repayment of my advance to the Late Miss Bissicks. It was my contribution.
000004466

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13550 COTTON, Henry

1

If you approve of the idea, please move in the matter. It would help us and Lord Elgin, if it held before he receives the Deputation.
000004463

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 POLAK J. H. L.

1

If you can arrange the meeting before the Deputation meets it would be better. Please bestir yourself. I too shall see Mr, Scott etc.
000004465

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13550 COTTON, Henry

1

Thanks for your letter. I have now placed myself in communication with Harold Cox. I went to the House of commons twice but failed to catch him.
000004467

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13551 WALLACE, W. A.

1

Your letter regarding Room no 28 Ground Floor, for which thanks. I hope to be able to let you know shortly.
000004459

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13545 HOLLICK S.

1

I shall be pleased to see you at the Hotel on Monday or Tuesday at 9-30 A.M.
000004464

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14330 BORNER, A. (Messrs.)

1

I enclose herewith cheque for pound 6-17-0 in settlement of Accounts. Please receipt the Bill and return.
000004452

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14321 MACINTYRE, W. J.

1

Your nice chatty humorous letter. It is funny you did not so well know my toleration. Your sanguine letter make me hope for your success.
000004450

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann

1

At times I have set up till 3-30 A.M. and always at 1 A.M. except once. I shall look forward to your letters every week. Thanks for this.
000004453

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00393 MUKERJI

1

I had intended to send the list through Prof. Paramanand ; but I forgot I send it now direct to Polak,
000004449

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

Sending 25 copies of the Representation (4441 SN), as the basis for discussion at the interview. Have they agreed to vote 3 pound00 for the Committee ?
000004461

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I have received a cable from Natal regarding a new Bill which if passed would efface Indian Traders altogether. Please grant a short interview.
000004470

02.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I enclose herewith a statement of facts which will form the basis for further submission to Lord Elgin.
000004448

02.11.1906

13530 GODFREY, GEORGE 00000 "BLANK"

1

Will you please attend at the Hotel at 12 noon to-morrow regarding the representation to be sent to Lord Elgin by South Africa Indian Students ?
000004447

02.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Not traders only but every Asiatic including infants to be registered with 10 digit impression which he has always to carry and show to the Police etc.
000023926

03.11.1906

10403 GODFREY, George V. & 4 OTHERS 10402 BRITISH GOVT. SECY. OF ST FOR COLONIES

2

Representation to British Government by students studying in England, who are Asiatics, but born and residing in South Africa; about the Adverse effect on them and others in similar position of racial legislation being enacted in south Africa.
000004472

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14334 ARATHOON, A.M.

1

Thanks. I hope you have re-directed to Mr. Thornten, the paper which I sent yesterday under c/o the Association I am confirming my letter to him.
000004478

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14329 THORNTON, T. H.

1

Thanks for consenting to join the Deputation Will you give us an appointment to pay our respects and place the position fully before you?
000004474

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12996 NATAL BANK

1

Will you give the bearer Mr. Ritch a draft on Johannesburg for pound 100/- filled in? I shall sign it and return it to be placed to my credit.
000004473

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13517 BROWN, F. H.

1

I venture to enclose herewith two copies of the Representation (SN 4441A), which will form the basis for discussion at the interview.
000004475

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

A Mrs. Reade called on me. Seemed to be very ill and nervous. She gave me your name. Will you give me information regarding her?
000004476

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14649 DILKE, Charles (Sir) (M.P.)

1

Much obliged to you for your letter If you cannot come, will you send a letter of sympathy to be read to Lord Elgin?.
000004477

03.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13498 GRIFFIN, Lepel (Sir)

1

Transvaal Indian Deputation I sent you paper I enclose herewith a list of persons who will join the Deputation Lord Elgin asks me to restrict the number to 12.
000004480

03.11.1906

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1

Mr. A. A. Sohrawarthy the retiring Secretary was honoured He said that the object of the society was peaceful propaganda to achieve world brother hood.
000004481

03.11.1906

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1

Dadabhai Naoroji presided The paper was very well read. He was congratulated on his ability. Some thought he was too (practical) partial to England.
000004479

03.11.1906

13496 BIRDWOOD, George (Sir) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"The refusal for your demands will be an irretrievable blow to the British Empire" A letter (giving) ringing with noble indignation and sense of justice.
000004490

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13505 ADAM, G. J.

1

I enclose the circular letter addressed by (some) members of Parliament. Will you inform the press?
000004491

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

I enclose three papers* Your letter encourages me. Seel your personal acquaintance. Can we lunch together?
000004488

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13563 ST. EDMUND'S "BOARD STAIRS"

1

My friend Mr, Oldfield thinks Mr. Manga needs a change Please wire to him if you can accommodate him as also your charges per week
000004486

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13561 ADAM, G. G.

1

Regarding your inquiry, the deputation will be received by Lord Elgin at 3 p.m. Next Thursday
000004484

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13560 KITCHIN, JOSEPH

1

Your brother and my friend H. Kitchin is anxious - as I too am - that I should make your acquaintance. Please give me appointment
000004489

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14340 TIMES, THE

1

I beg to enclose herewith for your information and publication the signed letter addressed by some members of Parliament.
000004487

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13562 WALPOLE GEORGE

1

Thanks for your letter I shall not need your services as I have permanently engaged an expert short hand typist.
000004485

05.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14648 AMEER ALI (C.I.E.)

1

Mr. Ally H.O. and I will be pleased to wait on you at the Reform club to-morrow at 4 p.m.
000004483

05.11.1906

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Herewith "Indian Opinion" of 13th October reporting the case which brings into prominent relief our hardships- even of infants in Transvaal Please also see "The Thin End" in the issue
000004482

05.11.1906

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1

A meeting of Liberal, Labour and National parties' members to hear Indian view will be held on .... They think the Ordinance is a breach of promise. Please attend
000004492

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14293 BROWN, F.H.

1

I enclose last 2 issues of "Indian Opinion" to give you an idea. The last number contain our photographs. Thanks for introducing me to Sir Curzon Wyllie.
000004499

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14342 ROSENBURG, E. (Miss)

1

Do you mind calling here to-morrow at 3-15-pm.? Sharp to enable you to begin at 3-30. Mr. Ally an important appointment at 5-30 p.m.
000004501

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13569 ROYEPPAN, Joseph

1

Please do attend Member of Parliaments' meeting to distribute Representation. "If you can come, do not fail."
000004500

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13568 PATHAR RUTHNAM

1

Pather Ruthnam go over to Mr. Polak and fix up about your school and boarding House. An exceeding nice lady with a daughter capable of teaching has consented to take you at a boarder.
000004503

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13545 HOLLICK S.

1

Herewith a copy of the memorial. You will find it (?) on page 8. Please return the memorial after perusal.
000004493

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14649 DILKE, Charles (Sir) (M.P.)

1

Extremely obliged for yours of the 5th instant. As suggested therein I will not make use of the letter before Lord Elgin.
000004494

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14330 BORNER, A. (Messrs.)

1

I now enclose further cheque for pound 1/- and your amended Bill, which please return duly discharged
000004498

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

Will you take the bearer, A TAnzi, a waiter, in this hotel as your patient on the poor fee and let me know the charges?
000004497

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13566 REES, J. D.

1

Greatly obliged for your letter. We are including your name. Will you attend M.P.'s meeting? If possible we shall see you at the house earlier .
000004502

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

So glad to have you for breakfast. I agree fully with you that we have everything to gain by having the meeting public, so just is our cause. Will you enquire at the colonial Office if it is to be public ?
000004495

06.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I enclose the List. The number comes to 14, which Lord Elgin be graciously pleased to excuse as Sir Dilke may not be able to attend.
000004496

06.11.1906

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4

Two copies of the list actually submitted L. Alderly, Dilke, Griffin, Cotton, Birdwood, Ameer Ali, Thornton Rees etc. (Two other lists are rough & copies of the names of possible members ?)
000004504

06.11.1906

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1

I beg to enclose herewith complete list of the members of the Deputation, that will wait on Lord Elgin, at 8 P.M., on Thursday 8th instant.
000004508

07.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 POLAK J. H. L.

1

You can make your appointment with him for taking him to the City of London. College as also for putting him into the Boarding House.
000004508

07.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12865 **********NIRAV ADDRESS STARTS

1

You can make your appointment with him for taking him to the City of London. College as also for putting him into the Boarding House.
000004505

07.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13571 SCHWANN, Charles

1

I apologise. You will readily excuse the mistake when I inform you that there was absolutely no time left for examining the proof.
000004506

07.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

1

I want to place the position so as to enlist your sympathy for active intervention - of course diplomatic. The new Bill makes it more necessary.
000004509

07.11.1906

12882 ALLY, Haji Ojer 13573 KIDWAI, S.M.H.

1

I shall be pleased to see you at the Hotel Cecil. Mr. Gandhi will be present. The Pan Islamic Society can do much to further our cause.
000004507

07.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14111 WEDDERBURN, William (Sir)

1

To keep my promise, I inform you hereby that Sir L. Griffin desires strongly that you should join. I forgot to tell him then of your Objection.
000004520

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09337 BARNES

1

If you are still in Victoria station, Please let me know, and I shall look you up. My regards to all, if you get this letter.
000004518

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09337 BARNES

1

If you are staying in westbourne Park Road, kindly drop me a line that I may see you before I leave England. I now live at Johannesburg.
000004525

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14359 DIGBY, SAM (NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB)

1

Sir Mancherji gave me your name as a friend of Transvaal Indians. I enclose herewith several Representations to Lord Elgin whom we meet to-day.
000004515

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

1

Will His Lordship acquaint us with the nature of the 'gram':, and the names of the senders ? So that we may explain this some-what startling upshot. We request the favour of a brief interview also.
000004526

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13545 HOLLICK S.

1

I enclose the Memorial. If you think any change is necessary, please make it, and I will get it re-typed and then circulated.
000004527

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13545 HOLLICK S.

1

I have incorporated the correction made by you. The interview was very satisfactory. If a sufficient effort is now made, probably we shall succeed.
000004524

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13622 STEAD W. T.

1

Mr. Ally and I shall appreciate an interview with you. If you give us an appointment, we will try to place our position before you.
000004517

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13614 FREETH (Mrs.)

1

I drop this letter on the off-chance of its reaching you as I do not know your proper address. I should be sorry to leave without seeing you.
000004522

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14356 WOOLGRAM AND ROBERTS (Messrs)

1

Yes, we will give one guinea for 200 copies if they begin from 20th Ultimo, and are about British Indians in South Africa - not necessarily about me or Mr. Ally or Deputation.
000004523

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14357 CAMERON, KIN & CO. (Messrs)

1

It was agreed that a Commissioner should take it during my stay here: Can it be taken next week as I may leave London afterwards.
000004521

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13582 SOLOMON, Richard (Sir)

1

You are a friend of the "coloured"s You thought that an Inquiry commission was due to us. A ward of approval from you will do the thing.
000004516

08.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13577 BLAIR, G. (Mrs.)

1

As we cannot possibly stay here upto January, the idea of a meeting must be dropped. Greatly obliged for your sympathy.
000004513

08.11.1906

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3

Gandhiji's full statement, a summery of which is included in the above (4512 SN) Full of reasoned moderation with just a mention of possible Satyagraha.
000004528

08.11.1906

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4

Law III of 1885 is itself a serious hardship, but this new Ordinance is an insult, a delegation. viz. Mr Nomura's case who got entry permit though Mr. Gandhi. Save your Nation's honour. [By James L.M, the Chinese Delegate ?]
000004514

08.11.1906

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2

Evidently the speech of Sir M. Bhawnagree, at the Deputation urging the appointment of a Commission which Lord Elgin's predecessor almost promised.
000004512

08.11.1906

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11

"Confidential" report. After earnest pleas by several Englishmen and Indians : some with tense emotion : Lord Elgin gives a cold reply, takes upon himself the responsibility for the Ordinance, defends it and does not promise even an Inquiry as suggested to by Deputation.
000004511

08.11.1906

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3

The Introducing Deputation has Members from all parties. The recent meeting of M.Ps. (Members of Parliament) also shows British sympathy. That the Transvaal Indians are unhappy even without the Ordinance is proved by the recent case of a child's conviction set aside with scathing criticism by Transvaal chief Justice.
000004519

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14354 ALDERLEY & DILKE C.

1

Thanks for your presence at the Deputation to Lord Elgin despite inclement weather. We hope you will continue your interest.
000004529

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13511 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir)

1

If we succeed in our mission, you will probably be responsible. Your suggestion of a Deputation to Morley is fully approved of by L. Griffin. Lord G. Hamilton in his interview had a "non-possumus" attitude.
000004534

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

I cannot undergo the operation on Saturday - or there about; things have taken a turn for the better as also for worse I may be ready Saturday week.
000004531

09.11.1906

14316 GANDHI, M.K. & ALLY, H.O. 14361 MORLEY, John (Sec. of State for India)

1

We have waited upon Lord Elgin. The same distinguished Deputation under Sir L. Griffin desires to wait upon you. Please give appointment.
000004533

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14111 WEDDERBURN, William (Sir)

1

We are obliged for the tickets for the complimentary breakfast to Mr. Dadabhai Naoroji. We consider it an honour to attend it.
000004532

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13560 KITCHIN, JOSEPH

1

I shall have much pleasure in dining with you on Wednesday next. Will you meet me at the station ?
000004535

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

1

Lord Elgin told us, official notes would be taken. Please let me have a copy.
00004535A

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

Deputation to Lord Elgin.
000004530

09.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

The Deputation was stronger than ever before: The Members of Parliament's meeting was unprecedented. Lord Elgin most probably will grant Inquiry Commission, what joy !
000004537

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 11907 WEST, Albert Henry

1

I hope she is getting on nicely, and is comfortable and that Mrs. Gandhi received her well. I am too busy, cannot leave before 24 th.
000004543

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14340 TIMES, THE

2

For the following reason [ 8 reasons given ] the Ordinance should be vetoed no matter that Transvaal is to be a self Government Colony. An Inquiry commission also should be appointed.
000004542

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13596 KADIR, Abdool

1

Though not assured of success, I am satisfied with it because of the work done. He has not given, a blank note. There is hope.
000004541

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13595 WEST, W. J.

1

Send it to a Qudir, a Punjab University Graduate and proprietor of "Urdu" monthly. He may become our honorary contributor.
000004540

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13594 MANGA S. M.

1

Mr. Ally and I will dine with you. How are you getting on ? Do you like the place and the people ? what are the charges ? Do not give me scrapy information.
000004538

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13592 MACINTYRE W. J.

1

You did not give me Mrs. Freeth's address, as promised, but fortunately I have got. I have got the papers regarding Mr. Macintyre J. W. and written to the London Solicitors.
000004536

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13550 COTTON, Henry

1

Lord Elgin wanted to keep the interview strictly private. Some one in the Colonial office must have given away the report. Mr. Adams of Reuters and I think a Member of Parliament should ask why "The Times" was so favoured.
000004539

10.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13593 OMER H. A. JOHARI

1

I have done all I could, given a statements to Lord Elgin, and repeated my request for interview. I am trying to form a permanent committee for South African Affairs.
000004546

12.11.1906

14369 GEORGE ETC. 14340 TIMES, THE

1

We entirely agree with Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Ally; and dissociate ourselves from our brother Dr. Godfrey who disclaims Gandhi's Deputation.
000004544

12.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13498 GRIFFIN, Lepel (Sir)

2

Will you join the committee ? The "Times" Leader is important and rather sympath etic. Will you emphasise the Imperial importance ?
00004522A

12.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14356 WOOLGRAM AND ROBERTS (Messrs)

1

 
000004547

12.11.1906

14370 ALLY, Haji Ojer & GANDHI, M. K. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

1

We have received the cable. Godfrey got signs on blank paper on false pretence using 'bias' [code for British Indian Association] Signs with drawn. This shows how the signs were obtained.
000004551

12.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13550 COTTON, Henry

1

He is a little insane There are other things also regarding him ; but I need not relate His brothers have disowned him , and are angry with him.
000004548

12.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14371 COX, H. & BIRDWOOD & AMEER ALI

4

enclosing the leader. Will you use your powerful pen. If the various Deputation Members contribute, it may hold public attention and influence Lord Elgin. Letters in similar strain to Birdwood, Ameer Ali, Rees.
000004549

12.11.1906

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

1

I have now received authorisation for forming it. I have written to Sir Griffin L. inviting his help. Will you also write to "The Times" ?
000004550

12.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Sir Lepel Griffin and I were surprised to find the report in "The Times" and it is in accurate; will you let me publish these minutes?
000004555

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13550 COTTON, Henry

1

In view of Morley (Secretary of state for India) promise to receive a Deputation; would it not be premature to ask a question regarding Elgin's discussion regarding (inquiry) commission.
000004567

13.11.1906

08295 RITCH, L. W. 14378 BENCHERS OF LINCOLN'S INN

2

" For reason above stated (including one of Cohen's insanity), I pray that remission be granted for the remaining terms."
000004561

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13496 BIRDWOOD, George (Sir)

1

I return herewith your previous letter which please amend as per your suggestion and redirect. Yes, Sir Bhawanagree has made this question his own. I entirely agree.
000004552

13.11.1906

00312 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir) 14340 TIMES, THE

1

Your remarks show why a committee is necessary I re-echo your view regarding the spread of discontent in Indians (India), Is India to remain a part of the Empire? That is the issue at stake.
000004556

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13501 JAMES, L. M.

1

We are to see Mr. Morley on the 22nd. There is some hope of a commission being appointed. You also should send a reminder to Foreign Office.
000004566

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

Ritch has applied for remission of his terms. Will you certify that Cohen is insane and it is necessary for him to return to South Africa he loves.
000004562

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13609 COOPER, Chas F.

1

It is being formed. Ritch will be Secretary. He will seek your co-operation, so kindly promised by you.
000004559

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13607 ARATHOON, W. H.

1

Please give me as many as possible. I will distribute them amongst the Members of Parliament. I will send you a copy of the report of a interview with Lord Elgin. Thanks for all the troubles you are taking.
000004558

13.11.1906

13605 GANDHI & ALLY 13606 COLONIAL OFFICE

1

Mr. Ally and I will do will do ourselves the honour of waiting on to-morrow at 4-30, as suggested by you.
000004563

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13631 MORLEY, John, P.S. to

1

I hope to submit the names in due course, and shall try to restrict the number as much as possible.
000004565

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14635 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss)

1

So delighted to have had a chat regarding south Africa Indians. Thanks for offering to speak to the lady (?) regarding the loan of the furniture:
000004557

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13529 STANLEY (Lord)

1

Will you join it ? Sir L. Griffin will head it. If you attend please be at the India office at 12 noon on Thursday week.
000004553

13.11.1906

14373 PAN ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF LONDON 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

Protest against religious distinction in the Ordinance Remission : That the Ordinance applies to Muslims.(Muslim Subject) of Turkey and excludes Christian subjects of the same is objectionable.
000004554

13.11.1906

13603 PAN ISLAMIC SOCIETY 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I beg to enclose herewith the Petition adopted at the meeting of the Society convened for ...1906 and copy of minutes.
000004564

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 04034 BLAIR, G. (Mrs.)

1

Mr. Ally and I will be pleased to pay our respects to her, and make your acquaintance on Thursday next at 4 p.m.
000004560

13.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05050 EAST INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

We shall be obliged if you will kindly give us an appointment, to wait on you in connection with our mission.
000004568

14.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13614 FREETH (Mrs.)

1

I send it herewith. "To Mrs. Gandhi's right is the only son of my widowed sister", Too busy on Sunday evening so I shall be with you on some other evening provisionally.
000004570

14.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13545 HOLLICK S.

1

It is a pity you are finding it difficult to get signatures [on SN 4510 ?], I am ready to help you if necessary.
000004569

14.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13513 MUKERJI, J. C.

1

On returning from a visit to Mrs. Bonnerji, Mr. Ally and I and you will dine together and continue our chat.
000004575

15.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14382 TIMES OF INDIA

1

Sir Wedderburn Wm., Griffin, Cotton Rees, Naoroji, Bhawnagree etc. have consented to join. Will you also join ? The committee is to be called S. A.B.I.V.Com.
000004574

15.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13551 WALLACE, W. A.

1

I enclose pound 25/- for the furniture, also an agreement of lease signed by Mr. Ritch as Secretary and Treasurer. Please have it signed by the landlord.
000004572

15.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14379 CHURCHILL, Winston & OTHERS

1

We, (Ally and Gandhiji), the Transvaal Deputation, venture to request an appointment with you to enable us to place the British Indian's position before you. We shall be extremely obliged if you let us wait on you.
000004571

15.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13582 SOLOMON, Richard (Sir)

1

As you promised to give me a few minutes during your stay in London, may I ask you to give me an appointment ?
000004573

15.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14380 SOUTH AFRICA (Newspaper)

1

May I have a call from you to-morrow in the morning ?
000023896

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Informs about it and inquires if he will join it.
000004582

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13620 BENNET, T. J.

1

Being consistent advocate of your cause, will you kindly join the Deputation. Please give us previous appointment to explain every thing.
000004581

16.11.1906

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

1

A room is engaged at Pound 40/- per year for the Committee. Sir L. Griffin will head the Deputation to John Morley. Sending you Dr. Oldfield's 'splendid' article.
000004584

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13622 STEAD W. T.

1

We will feel deeply grateful if you exert your great influence with the Boers so that they may distinguish us from Kaffirs and treat us better.
000004580

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14301 WATTON SPENCER (Mrs.)

1

My friend is of Arya Samaj, which is to Hinduism what Protestantism to Catholisism. Can you point out some home where he can mess and absorb the culture and beauty of English life ?
000004579

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13619 BONNER, A.

1

Enclosed Cheque for Pound 2-8-0, to-gether with your Bill which please return duly receipted.
000004583

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13663 HOLLAND, BERNARD

1

As Lord Elgin has no objection, I send the minutes of the Deputation for publication in "Indian Opinion" in full.
000004585

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13623 STANLEY (Lord) & OTHERS

1

Will you join it ? We want your moral support and influence. No active work expected except from the Executive body. Please let us know if you will join.
000004578

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13608 MORRISON, Theodore

1

Enclosed herewith the papers promised. Please return the minutes after you have done with them.
000004577

16.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14340 TIMES, THE

1

I have a document to prove over mandate. He himself supported the resolutions of the meeting, which appointed us. The 437 signatures were obtained fraudulently.
000023897

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

2

Original of 4588
000004589

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14393 EMPIRE TYPEWRITING CO.

1

enclosing the balance Pound 7-6-0 for the use of the type-writer for a month. Please give me a receipt.
000004591

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13627 COUNTY SCHOOL

1

He must pass London Matric if he is to get on in future: Will a certificate from me do for entry ? He is also studying for the Bar.
000004588

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

I have your notes could not see you as I am pressed with work. Now that Tatham's Bill is rejected. Nothing is to be done.
000004594

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13630 ADAM, G. I.

1

Sir H. Cotton, refuses to put the questions suggested by me. Can you get some other member to do so ?
000004590

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13626 COTTON, H. E. A.

1

Will you publish in "India", "South Africa" is interview with me ? Being over pressed with work, having never gone to bed before 1 A.M. - I could not contact you to my satisfaction.
000004586

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14392 WOOLGAR & ROBERTS (Messrs)

1

You have not sent me Sir Roberts. Lethbridge's letter in "The Times" - also cuttings from 20th October to 3rd November etc. Please be accurate.
000004593

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13602 COTTON, H.

1

Regarding your questions to Churchill W. I enclose a cutting from "South Africa". I have written to "The Times" and Dr. Godfrey's brothers also have written.
000004592

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13566 REES, J. D.

1

Will you put the enclosed question ? You may have seen the judgement in the matter. The facts in the questions are correct.
000004587

17.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Please pay Naoroji D. 3 pound-10-0 for a cable to Johannesburg. I wanted to speak to you but could not see you often being too busy.
000004607

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13520 REAY (Lord)

1

I venture to request an appointment for Mr. Ally and myself. If your Lordship could spare a few minutes, we shall be obliged.
000004610

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14410 ARCHIBALD & ANSTABLE & CO.

1

Please send me 2 copies of Mr. Ameer Ali's book "Islam", at the Hotel Cecil if before 28th, or at 6522, Johannesburg after.
000004606

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14407 MILNER (Lord) (Alfred)

1

Thanks for consenting to receive us, the delegates. We will do ourselves the honour of waiting on His Lordship at 4 P.M. ect.
000004600

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14402 CAMERON KEMMT CO.

1

I have your letter of the 19th.. here in for which I thank you.
000004599

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14401 LAWRENCE WALTER & OTHER

1

We are deputies from South Africa. Will you give us an appointment to enable us to place the position before you.
000004598

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14400 ARATHOON, W.

1

At Sir L. Griffin's desire, I have included your name. I hope you will attend. We tried to see you but failed.
000004597

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14399 WOOLGAR & ROBERTS (Messrs)

1

Herewith Pound 1-10-0. From 28th instant, please send them to Ritch, Secretary, S. A.British Indian Committee, 28, Q. Annes Chambers.
000004601

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14393 EMPIRE TYPEWRITING CO.

1

I am told that you gave me the new type-writer to advertise. If, however, you want it Changed for an old one, you can do so.
000004605

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14412 BALFOUR, A. J. ?

1

Obliged to Mr. A. J. Balfoar, for your letter. We would deem it an honour to pay our respects to him if he allows us to do so.
000004611

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13511 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir)

1

Mr. Ally, Mr. Ritch, and I will wait on you to-morrow at 11-30 A.M., Unless I hear to the contrary.
000004608

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13617 CHURCHILL, Winston

1

We do so to place the whole position before him and to pay our respects. As we have discussed with Elgin only the Ordinance, we will appreciate a great favour if Mr. Churchill Winston grants us a private interview.
000004615

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13526 ELGIN (Lord)

1

We submit herewith to His Lordship a written statement regarding the "petition" of Dr. Godfrey and the paper signed by 437 Indians.
000004604

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13638 MARKBY, William (Sir)

1

Will you join as a member the permanent Committee [S. A.British Indian Vigilance Committee] ? If you are in London within 15 days we shall deem it an honour to see you.
000004595

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14361 MORLEY, John (Sec. of State for India)

1

I enclose herewith the list. At Mr. Morley's instance, I have restricted the number to the minimum.
000004616

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14411 DILKE, Charles (Sir) (M.P.) & OTHER

1

May I remind you that Morley receives the Deputation on Thursday at 12-20 P.M. and that the members meet at 12 noon ?
000004603

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13637 H. M. COUNTY SCHOOL

1

My friend Mr. Ritch will present him and show his certificate. You can examine him them.
000004596

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13566 REES, J. D.

1

Thanks for offering to be a member of the Executive Committee also. Ally and I think that South African Questions should be kept aloof from party politics.
000004609

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13642 LYTTLETON, Alfred

1

We are greatly obliged to you for giving us an appointment. We shall do ourselves the honour of waiting on you on Friday next.
000004612

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14380 SOUTH AFRICA (Newspaper)

1

I send them herewith which please return unless you will publish them in full, for such are Lord Elgin's instructions.
000004614

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13496 BIRDWOOD, George (Sir)

1

We shall drop "Vigilance" from the name [S. A.British Indian Vigilance Committee] if Sir Bhawnagree M. approves. Thanks for consenting to join the committee and the suggestion.
000004602

20.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13636 CLEMENTS PRINTING WORKS

1

I enclose Pound 4-9-0. Cheque and the receipt herewith, which please discharge.
000004617

20.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The addresses in SN 4616 and Lorain Petre, Ritch and A.H. Scott. : 19 in all.
000004545

20.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

5

Statement by Transvaal Delegates (Gandhiji and Ally) exposing the hollowness of the two Petitioners' claims and showing how they (G.& A.) did get a mandate from the South Africa Indians. Also a reply to Lord Elgin's observations.
000004613

20.11.1906

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

We will appreciate it as a great favour if you will be good enough to attend the Deputation as suggested by you.
000004620

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14414 NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB

1

I shall thank you to redirect to the above address ( Hotel Cecil ? ) the letter lying for me at the Club.
000004621

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14415 GRIGG, G. W. M., "THE OUTLOOK"

1

We trust that you will continue your interest in a question that in my opinion, is of Imperial Interest.
000004623

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14417 REMINGTON TYPE-WRITER CO.

1

Will you kindly have your machine now removed and let me have your bill ?
000004624

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14418 CARLLICK CLUB

1

We thank you for your very sympathetic letter to "The Times" Herewith our representation to Lord Elgin. Can we wait on you ?
000004625

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13545 HOLLICK S.

1

I wonder if you are having any more success with your canvasSingh signatures for the petition which should be presented now.
000004627

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13626 COTTON, H. E. A.

1

Please reproduce Godfreys' brothers' letter, my interview in "South Africa" of the 17th Extract from "Natal Times" in "Indian Opinion". etc.
000004618

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14412 BALFOUR, A. J. ?

1

Thanks to Mr. Balfour for consenting to be present at the interview Mr. Littleton is granting us.
000004619

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14413 CHURCHILL, Winston

1

Please convey to Churchill Winston our thanks for consenting to receive us at the Colonial Office. We shall wait on Churchill W. at 12 noon on 27th...
000004622

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13650 BROWN ("TIMES OF INDIA")

1

As Mr. Morley wants the Deputation to meet privately, I cannot say if you should attend. But come at the Indian Office and follow Griffin's advise.
000004626

21.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Please deduct 3 pound-10-0 paid by Mr. Naoroji from the draft to Wedderburn wm. Please send "India." I will pay the subscription when I am over there:
000004632

22.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14422 SOUTH AFRICA

1

It restricts civil liberties of those already domiciled. It treats Indians as worse than Natives.
000004630

22.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13519 DOCTOR M. N.

1

Will you please give me a call at 10 O'clock on Saturday ?
000004629

22.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13653 SMITH, A. H. (Miss)

1

I cannot report the Deputation, as Morley wants it to be private. He was strong in parts but his reply was on the whole not encouraging.
000004631

22.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13654 DECK, E. J.

1

I shall thank you to let me have the book as per advertisement in the magazine.
000004628

22.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05050 EAST INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

We are satisfied with laws on Cape Lines, but the Ordinance introduces a colour line. It should be vetoed like Native Land Bill.
000004634

23.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

I fear I shall not be able to undergo the operation for my teeth or nose. Please enquire if Mr. Ally's parcel has been sent.
000004633

23.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14361 MORLEY, John (Sec. of State for India)

1

Will Mr. Morley inquire as to how 'The Times' published the report of the meeting which he wanted to treat as private. ?
000004640

24.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14361 MORLEY, John (Sec. of State for India)

1

Even the "Petition" of Dr. Godfrey does not approve of the Ordinance we request appointment of a Commission, say of a Judge or judges, pending whose report suspension of sanction of Ordinance. We urge full protection for Indians.
000004637

24.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13657 HAY CALUDE ?

1

We have received support from all parties. Will you join and sympathise with our mission ? Similar letters have been written to Sir Edward Sassoon, Major Sir Evans Gordon, Sir William Bill.
000004638

24.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14425 REAY (Lord)

1

Extremely obliged for the very sympathetic interview granted by you. Will you kindly preside ? The Complimentary break fast will take place at Hotel Cecil to inaugurate it.
000004639

24.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13508 OLDFIELD, Josiah (Dr.)

1

I can, at the most, keep Tuesday evening free for the operation. But I must be freed the next morning for my work. Enclosed Cheque for Pound 1-1-0 for Mr. Simmonds.
000004635

24.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14423 ELGIN

2

Churchill is misinformed. The Ordinance does not perpetuate the Legal position as existed. Indians did not illegally acquire rights etc.
000004643

26.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14426 EVANS W. GORDON (Major)

1

Obliged for your of the 26th instant, hope you will be able to attend the breakfast. Sending also a draft constitution. [Similar letter to Sir Edward Sassoon]
000004642

26.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13608 MORRISON, Theodore

1

It is based on wrong premises and inaccurate knowledge of facts. I may send a reply. Hope you will be able to attend breakfast.
000004641

26.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13638 MARKBY, William (Sir)

1

Along with, the draft Constitution, for which your suggestions will be valued and breakfast invitation card. Kindly attend if possible.
000004654

26.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14433 SOUTH AFRICA BR.INDIAN COMMIT

1

Sir Mancherji Bhawnagree the closest student of South Africa Question is President of the Committee. Lord Reay will Probably preside over the committee. Please attend.
000004644

26.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13660 LETHBRIDGE, Roper (Sir)

1

Glad to know of your connection with "English-man" News of Calcutta. Mr. Saunders evoked from Lord Curzon, a spirited letter of sympathy for South Africa Indians. He introduces me to Sir Turner c. also etc.
000004646

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13496 BIRDWOOD, George (Sir)

1

I now know that the hour selected is very bad as I cannot pay my respects to G.O.M. [........] at the station on his departure:
000004648

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13511 BHOWNAGREE, Mancherji M. (Sir)

1

Mr. Ritch "believes in dying for a cause he holds dear." He knows me best. The interview with "Daily News" Editor was satisfactory.
000004651

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13665 SMITH, A. A. (Miss)

1

Being too busy, I cannot come up to you. I have not invited you to breakfast as you would have been the only lady there: Herewith Pound 1-1-0 for your contribution.
000004653

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14432 CHURCHILL, Winston

1

Per Mr. Churchill's desire, we enclose three statements on (1) Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance, (2) Vrededorp stand Ordinance and (3) the general question.
000004650

27.11.1906

14370 ALLY, Haji Ojer & GANDHI, M. K. 14430 LAWSON, Edith (Miss)

1

As our typist we found her a highly-intelligent, punctual, obliging, energetic, young lady. She deserves a good post.
000004647

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14429 HARRIS (Lord)

1

In order to continue our work and keep up the "exceptionally warm" support a Committee has been formed. Will you be its Vice-President ?
000004645

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14428 BECK, E. J. (Mrs.)

1

Do you know of one such ? He is 18 and requires parental supervision. He cannot spend more than 8 Pounds per month.
000004649

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13663 HOLLAND, BERNARD

1

Will you return Gandhiji's letter to Mr. Ali, as also a copy of his "Petition" ?
000004652

27.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Will you transfer the hand-book fund to the General Fund of the Committee as a donation from British Indian Association ?
000004658

28.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13668 STANLEY (Lord) & GRI

2

The delegates venture to hope that you will honour them by your presence, though they have not yet got your reply.
000004655

28.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13620 BENNET, T. J.

1

I venture to trust that you will be good enough to honour the delegates by your presence. [Similar letter marked "urgent" to J.M. Robertson, M.P., Natal Liberty Club, white Hall.]
000004656

28.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13517 BROWN, F. H.

1

The enclosed draft constitution will show that Mr. Ameer Ali is with us. He has also accepted our breakfast invitation.
000004657

28.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13500 GOOL, Abdul Hamid (Dr.)

1

Be sure and come at 10-30 to-morrow and find your way to the Banqueting Hall.
000004663

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13672 WEST, Raymond (Sir)

1

Support in our struggle for existence. Though the could seems blackest, people like you buoy us up.
000004660

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13670 PANSE D. G.

1

I kept your card with me till now in the hope of paying you a call. But I cannot do so. I, therefore, apologise.
000004666

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14441 MEANEY S. J. COLONIAL OFFICE

1

Regarding your letter, I enclose two copies of the printed letter to the Secretary for Colonies. We leave for South Africa on Saturday next.
000004659

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14437 WANG C. H.

1

Mind please do not fail to keep your promise to give me an article. Your synopsis of Chinese Grievances, though, well-drawn has some debeals as you do not know the position thoroughly. I leave on Saturday.
000004662

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14428 BECK, E. J. (Mrs.)

1

I am asking Mr. Pather to pay you a call. Sorry I cannot visit you. We are leaving on Saturday.
000004661

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13671 LAWRENCE EDITH

1

You must read "Indian Opinion", every week, to keep up your promise of being in touch with the question. Glad of your work.
000004665

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13520 REAY (Lord)

1

We are grateful for your speech and for the assurance that you and others would not be satisfied till we get justice.
000004664

29.11.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

Ruthnam Pather should be under Miss Weenen, who should be open with him and treat as of her family and point out defects of Pather etc.
000004677

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

We do not merely to please. We must do our duty. The more I work, the more fearless I become of outside Opinion. Polak has done splendidly in Delgoa Bay.
000004679

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Who is overworked even though there is no job work ? If you think, I should write to Hemchand. Let me know.
000004673

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

4

I am aghast at this year's amount of expense. Whoever be at fault I cannot meet this expense. The Clock is too costly.
000004674

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

The book must be printed in South Africa, the country of our adoption. We fall a prey to weakness when we think of 'Cheap' produce Outside.
000004672

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

During my voyage on Steamer, I shall draw up a draft. If unanimously you are prepared to admit others in the Scheme, I have no objection.
000004671

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

"I have a minute's leisure during which I write out the list. Separate the subscription from adverareuents in it.
000004678

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

You should gently persuade Mr. West not to waste time. He can never be dismissed. You can dismiss H. if you like.
000004676

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

6

A. should go as many of you dissatisfied with him, though I am able to grasp why. Harilal's mind is disorderly 4 rules for press work (1) Be punctual etc.
000004680

01.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

I left off writing at 12 P.M., when I was too exhausted. Look after Parbhoo carefully, teach him to use spoon and fork also. If any one in Phoenix falls ill, there is something wrong.
00004670A

01.12.1906

13675 AMEER SHEIKH 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please sign and return the power of Attorney form to transfer a piece of Dannhauser property. Purchasers are hurrying transfer.
000023865

03.12.1906

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08270 GOKHALE (Prof.)

4

Suggests creation of a S. A. British Indian Committee in India like the one in London .Hopes all parties will join it though Phirozshah does not like the idea, but he may be mistaken.
000023938

07.12.1906

08295 RITCH, L. W. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

2

Sends copy of a letter thanking him for the trouble taken which resulted in Government decision not to proceed with the Transvaal Ordinance.

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