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Correspondence  > 1911

Correspondence: 1911
 

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000005205

01.01.1911

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3

Two specimen copies of Gandhi's Bill of Charges to Messrs East India Trading Company, and Dada Osman.
000005206

01.01.1911

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1

Balance sheet of 1910 showing a loss of Pound 223 and odd.
00005241B

01.01.1911

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3

Text of the Act of 1906 of the Cape.
000005210

01.01.1911

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4

(1)Education Test makes passing impossible (2)Wives and Children of domiciled Asiatics become "Prohibited" etc. [Harsher than the Natal and Cape Laws : Handwriting seems to be that of Mr. Ritch]
00005241C

01.01.1911

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11

Act of 1903 also Amended Act of 1906. Act.
00005241A

01.01.1911

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3

Text of your Act of 1906. Any person who can satisfy Immigration officer by writing and signing an application in English can enter.
000005203

05.01.1911

06718 ANANDLAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

My father will not permit so I have decided to go to South Africa without his permission. I try to keep up Phoenix ideals here:
000009528

08.01.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01806 GANDHI, Chanchalben

6

I and Ba are glad to receive your long and interesting letter. Havilal will be released tomorrow. He will also be yoceased. I wish that you should not put on ornament ever to pamloev public opinion. Real ornaments are character and chastity both of which you do possess.
000005204

19.01.1911

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

4

Will you continue passive resistance for that case only - if all other points are gained ?
00005206A

23.01.1911

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4

What are the chances of an appeal in Hoosaing's case ? When out of 6 members 4 were persent and I voted in his favour ? Opinion : Though no reasonable certainty of success worth wile to take the risk.
000005211

01.02.1911

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3

Three specimens of Bills of the International Printing Press [Gandhi's Press] which publishes "Indian Opinion"
000005207

11.02.1911

12957 POLAK, Maud (Miss) 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

We shall get Pound 65/- the expected subscription for the fund. Ritch is leaving England for South Africa. Glad you going to India.
000005208

20.02.1911

06718 ANANDLAL 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

6

He says that Indians are happier in jail than outside. Phoenix seems to have forgotten me. Gandhi's ideal is thus not realised.
00005213B

20.02.1911

06718 ANANDLAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

It is not certain when I shall come there:
00005213A

20.02.1911

06718 ANANDLAL 03512 PURUSHOTTAMALAL

1

Conveys personal news.
000005213

20.02.1911

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1

Of International Printing Press - Loss Pound 223-18-6. They have to be made with in one year of the enforcement of Act 36 of 1908 i.e. before 21st September 1909.
000005209

25.02.1911

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6

"To amend and all the various provincial laws, to provide for an Immigration Department and Regulate Immigration into the Union.
000005212

28.02.1911

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1

Lepin and Lepin's Bill for legal work. Reference to British Indian Association vs. Smuts J. C. and to appeal of Mahomad Chhotabhai.
000005395

01.03.1911

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1

Trial Balance for March 1911. Loss pound 223-18-6.
000005214

01.03.1911

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1

(1)Racial bar by refusing residential right to educated Indians in Free State. (2)Rights of domicile not fully recognised etc.
000005322

01.03.1911

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1

Names of 10 Chinese Satyagrahis - evidently a very incomplete list with a remark by Gandhi as to their prisons.
000005396

01.03.1911

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1

Total collection 3 pound21-7-10. Balance pound 68-14-10 and Polak's collection at the Cape pound 28-17-2.
000005219

02.03.1911

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

3

With amendments guaranteeing existing rights of India in Natal and Cape, the Immigration will be admirable.
000005220

02.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14584 GOOL, Adam

1

Receive Ritch with due honour. Bill bad for Cape Natal Strenuous opposition necessary. Await letter.
000005223

02.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13471 GREGOROWSKI, R.

2

The Bill baffles me. I am suspicious of Smuts' intentions. I want your interpretation on the following points. Some of 9 points given.
000005221

02.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13838 GOOL, Abdul Hamid (Dr.)

1

It is likely to satisfy satyagrahis of Transvaal, but it deprives the Cape and Natal of good many rights. Status quo should be maintained.
000005215

02.03.1911

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 13836 BURNE & BURNE (Messrs)

1

They have to be made within one year of the enforcement of the Act 36 of 1908 i.e. before 21st September 1909.
000005222

02.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13812 UNDER SECRETARY FOR COLONIES

2

If those who pass the education test can remain, the Transvaal Struggle can end. But clarity on the point is essential. What about wives of Registered Asiatics ?
000005218

02.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

I feel that the Transvaal Struggle will end, but what a terrible thing for Cape and Natal. Herewith draft of wire for Natal to inquire rights of Natal domiciles and their minors etc.
000005217

02.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 00730 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee

1

Polak left for Durban Inform him my long letter regarding Bill will reach Saturday etc.
000005216

02.03.1911

08619 GOKHALE 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Wire views new proposals arranging here frustrate Natal move Private Gokhale.
000029662

03.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08759 DOKE, Olive C. (Miss)

1

Inquiries re: her father's (Rev. Doke's)illness
000029659

03.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08759 DOKE, Olive C. (Miss)

1

re: sending Ramdas & Devdas to learn music from her.
000005225

03.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13191 WEST

1

Everything depends upon its progress. If the Bill is altered for the worse we shall need press-notices on it, so keep them.
000005224

03.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Does the Section 1 contemplate entry of educated Asiatics passing the Educational test enter Transvaal without registration under 36 of 1908 ?
000005231

04.03.1911

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

2

It shows that your work and Polak's have told. Schreiner's Opinion should be taken if the cape Indians pay for it. Passive Resistance Fund cannot be used for it.
000005228

04.03.1911

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

1

Gragorowski R.'s view is dead against the Bill. So no ambiguity should be allowed to remain. Passive Resistance Fund cannot be used for this work.
000005233

04.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Inform all extremely satisfactory wire from Smuts coming evening two Sorabjees.
000005234

04.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

Thanks for Smuts' assurance, but special mention should be made to exempt Educated Asiatics who pass the test from Transvaal and Free State Laws, also for minors outside Transvaal and wives of residents, passive resistance will stop then. [Date fixed with reference to "Indian Opinion" 18-3-1911. P. 101]
000005227

04.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

Thanks for it to Smuts. But Section 7 militates against that interpretation and wives and minors have no protection of common Law. When these 2 points are made clear passive resistance will stop. Please no victimisation.
000005232

04.03.1911

01342 NATESAN 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Cable immediately views New Act. Also advise nature future agitation here:
000005230

04.03.1911

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

1

Strongly urge wire Ritch take Schreiner's Opinion same points. Gregorowski shall be here Monday Tuesday.
000005226

04.03.1911

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Asia admitted under educational test will not fall under Registration Law or be restricted to provincial limits. Please end passive resistance and its sufferings which have equally distressed Smuts.
000005229

04.03.1911

12972 GREGOROWSKI, R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Draft Act does not aid the Asiatic. He cease to be a prohibited immigrant but in the end he is not better off.
000005239

06.03.1911

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

1

If Smuts does not yield as to the clarification of the points do you think my presence necessary there ?
000005236

06.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12957 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

2

Passive Resistance will cease if our two points [Act 1907 and free legal entry of educated Indians] are gained even if the Bill be bad in other respects. Ritch and Polak doing splendid work. The Bill very bad for cape and Natal.
000005235

06.03.1911

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

2

Registered Transvaal Indians anxious to retain their Natal or Cape domicile should be in Natal or Cape at the time of the enforcement of the Act.
000005238

06.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14589 INDIAN OPINION

1

Translate Bill there, no time.
000005237

06.03.1911

13840 SULEIMAN HAJEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Government tries to usurp [also Municipalities] right of ignorant poor Indians to take away their licences. No god leader here:
000005248

07.03.1911

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

2

Though Smuts is at present reasonable and asserts that the Bill does not affect Natal & Cape Indians rights you should see friends.
000005244

07.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13843 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

2

Our first demand (1907 Act) is granted but the Bill should be amended to allow free legal entry of educated Indians.
000005246

07.03.1911

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

1

The Petition herewith. After being duly signed it should be sent to Ritch for presentation if he thinks it necessary.
000005242

07.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 14592 RITCH, L. W. C/O. GOOL A.

1

Association requests authorises you act regarding the Bill as representing Transvaal. This wire your authority to do so.
000005241

07.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13842 CAADIR, ABDUL

1

Have already advised Natal and Cape offer stubborn opposition. Transvaal passive resistance may cease and bill turned-to your good advantage if you do your duty.
000005240

07.03.1911

14590 CAADIR, (Abdul) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Surprise you accept to-day's "Mercury". You ruin Cape Natal be warned in time don't blunder again.
000005243

07.03.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Community meets discuss Bill agree remain here pending Bill if funds found locally Harold self well Love.
000005245

07.03.1911

02945 MINISTER OF INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

The legal questions raised by your counsel are being gone into by Minister with legal advisers.
000005247

07.03.1911

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

1

Does section 7 take right (of) Natal born Indians going to Cape ?
000005254

08.03.1911

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

1

They will be found from the funds here but Cape and Natal should provide for legal opinion expenses etc. Personal expenses we will bear.
000005249

08.03.1911

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

2

See Schreiner if Cape Indians pay for Legal Advice. Seek interview, Smuts regarding Transvaal and Natal.
000005255

08.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 13844 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

1

The following telegram reflects it - "The Legal Questions raised by your counsel are being gone into by legal advisers"
000005257

08.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 14524 COLONIAL SECRETARY, P.S. to

1

[Transvaal British Indian] - Association has appointed Mr. Ritch to represent Transvaal Indians regarding Immigration Bill.
000005256

08.03.1911

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

1

I do not think that they are protected under section 7. Colonial - born Indian will find it entry into Cape debarred except under Educational Test.
000005252

08.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

Do not publish correspondence with Smuts.
000005253

08.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

Think rights not cancelled, but such persons entering Cape by sea subject to educational Test. Ask Ritch to ascertain from Smuts their legal position.
000005251

08.03.1911

01588 POLAK, H.S.L. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

May we publish Transvaal Correspondence with Smuts.
000005250

08.03.1911

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

1

Meeting to decide attitude. I have informed Natal Cape that I will not move unless fund first placed my hands.
000005264

09.03.1911

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

1

It is a pleasant surprise. Those who till now were using butter will now be using harder substances. I am not all enamoured of the idea of Indian emigration to Argentine.
000005263

09.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

1

Your wire fills me with hope. Herewith copies of wire just despatched. Evidently Oom Jami fears Bogeyman Ritch.
000005260

09.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

1

General Smuts telegraphs declining recognise you saying he has always freely received Indian. Sending you copy wire to Smuts.
000005261

09.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 13043 MINISTER OF INTERIOR DEPT.

3

He is at Cape Town, Indian Transvaal Leaders for away. He is S. A. domicile and old representative. Appointed to help progress of the Bill.
000005262

09.03.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Cape Community United at last.
000005259

09.03.1911

02945 MINISTER OF INTERIOR 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

As Smuts always freely received Indian Leaders and their views he declines to recognise Ritch as representative of S. A.Indians.
000005258

09.03.1911

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1

I consider it a distinct effort to approach a solution. A Solution of the problem in a fair spirit. Needs some clarification. [M.P.="Morning Post"]
000005272

10.03.1911

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

5

Enclosed the Petition which you may present through Transvaal members if you think proper. I do think proper. Do attend second reading.
000005274

10.03.1911

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

1

You entire stranger, Indian Representation carefully considered. Smuts adds that no use anybody coming, so I don't come.
000005267

10.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 12867 SMUTS, J. C.

2

My Association is grateful (to you) for your assurances. Mr. Ritch was deputed for helping you. The Association trusts minors will be protected and Educated Asiatics granted free legal entry by amendments.
000005271

10.03.1911

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

1

Your letter "magnificent". I agree with you that the Transvaal right cannot be taken away but Natal right of domicile is annulled.
000005266

10.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14224 BUDREE

1

You will get all information from Polak. For the present you aught not to think of coming here: The struggle is not over yet.
000005273

10.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00261 LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

4

(1)Right of Educated Asiatics to reside be clearly recognised. (2)Protection of wives and Minors hitherto enjoyed should be provided now use also etc.
000005268

10.03.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Impression prevails here Transvaal Indians satisfied. Wire statement your view.
000005270

10.03.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

If Minister persists perhaps advisable you come. No danger measure passing present form. Pushing ahead.
000005265

10.03.1911

09531 SECRETARY FOR INTERIOR 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

2

Ritch is an entire stranger, and there is no need to bring him in. Indians may rely that their views will be fully considered.
000005269

10.03.1911

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5

Deductions :- (1) Educated Asiatics passing the test need not register under 36 of 1908. (2) No appeal against Government Officers' Decision etc. Laughton's Opinion. (1)Yes, regarding future immigrants. (2)Appeal does lie etc.
000005278

11.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 08710 NAIDOO

1

Protest regarding severity educational test. Uncertainty rights of domicile and of wives and minors, as discretion is given to issue certificates.
000005280

11.03.1911

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

1

Smuts has placed on the Table the correspondence. Get a copy and send it. As per your wire, I have wired to several Members of Legislative Assembly.
000005275

11.03.1911

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

1

Have sent wires following Quinn, Windham, T.Schreiner, Jagger, W.Shreiner, Chaplin, Duncan, Fitzpatric Farror etc.
000005279

11.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14598 NATESAN, GOKHALE, DEPUTATION

1

Principle satisfactory but should be amended to exempt educated Asiatics from Registration and to protect wives and minors. Adversely affects cape Natal rights. Deprives them right calling wives clerks etc.
000005276

11.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 13849 QUINN, WYNDHAM, SHREINER ETC

2

Does not exempt educated Asiatics who pass test from Registration Act and does not protect wives and minors registered Asiatics. Please amend to end struggle involving 3000 imprison and ruin Asiatics' Homes etc.
000005277

11.03.1911

08710 NAIDOO 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Ritch informs mass meeting. Will be glad of your views on the subject.
000005282

13.03.1911

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

1

I expect much from the Cape Press. From "Cape Argus's" Leader, I feel that the Bill will be modified to curtail Government's discretion.
000005283

13.03.1911

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

1

It is due to their indifference and laziness. They have not studied the Law. After the Bill we will have to present our Bill of Rights throughout the Union and work away for it, leaving me out of account.
000005281

13.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12957 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

3

If the Bill is properly amended to secure legal equality for educated Indians and protection of wives of registered Asiatics [Not a new point but in defence of existing right]. Satyagraha will stop even if Natal Cape rights remain affected.
000005284

13.03.1911

13121 AMPTHILL (Lord) & IMMORTAL (Bombay) 12957 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

1

"Daily Chronicle" leader shows that we were rightly cautious. The suggestion that the Bill is intended to serve the purposes of Imperial Conference alarms me. Please send me news.
000005287

13.03.1911

14600 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, P. S. to 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

I have the honour to inform you that the subject mentioned in your letter is receiving consideration.
000005285

14.03.1911

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

1

Let us hope for the best. I propose to publish the correspondence regarding yourself and a leader. If you object wire direct to Phoenix.
000005286

14.03.1911

13121 AMPTHILL (Lord) & IMMORTAL (Bombay) 13834 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

1

Thanks for copy of the Cable. I shall ask Government for information immediately. We must first know if Indian leaders are consulted.
000005288

14.03.1911

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

2

Though I do all I can, I am almost indifferent if they "a crowd of naughty squabbling children" suffer for their sins.
000005289

14.03.1911

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

2

They all go to-morrow. I have carefully seen it the demands do not conflict. Alexander deserves thanks for his speech.
000005290

15.03.1911

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

1

We cannot tolerate any uncertainty regarding the wives and minor children. Send me correspondence between Home Government and Indian Government.
000005292

15.03.1911

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

1

Wire your impression Debate when committee stage.
000005293

15.03.1911

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

1

It is the first thing necessary. I hope you have collected a large amount. I have sent the "Rand Daily Mail" article to West.
000005291

15.03.1911

13834 POLAK, Maud (Miss) 13121 AMPTHILL (Lord) & IMMORTAL (Bombay)

1

I note your intention to know if Indians' objections were considered. I shall do nothing more till I hear from you.
000005303

15.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14602 RAND DAILY MAIL

2

There is no question of quietly accepting the existing position of British Indians in South Africa We will continue to aGitate till we succeed.
000005299

16.03.1911

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

2

Educated Indians should not be subject to the Registration Law of any Province, not of Transvaal alone. Minors within or without the Union have also to be protected. Please sean all amendments because Smuts may act surreptitiously.
00005300A

16.03.1911

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

1

Smuts says :- [SN 5300] suggest your informing [our] supporters complete exemption from all Registration Laws Union necessary to stop resistance Regarding wives also letter evasive.
000005297

16.03.1911

05603 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) AND KALLENBACH 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Amendment should be that Educated not subject registration laws any province, otherwise Orangia barred and equality violated. Smuts amendment suits a Transvaal Law but not a Union Law.
000005301

16.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14601 PRETORIA NEWS

1

The Bill meets Transvaal Satyagraha view point and so it will cease if minors fully protected and educated Asiatics allowed free legal entry throughout South Africa. But that does not mean that it is satisfactory from all points of view.
000005296

16.03.1911

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

1

Ritch wires Duncan Hunter Jagger ...present petitions. All consider prayer just Outlook most encouraging Not known when reaching committee.
000005302

16.03.1911

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

2

Naidoo sends me for correction the petition drafted by him or Aiyaer. But Aiyer, I distrust very much. He is unscrupulous.
000005298

16.03.1911

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

1

Smuts moving amendment Registration 1908 Law shall not apply immigrants Transvaal.
000005294

16.03.1911

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

5

I think it right to have the exemptions specifically set out in the Bill. I think we shall get what we want. But we most carefully mind the Regulation which I suspect. Ritch agrees with Laughton.
000005295

16.03.1911

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

1

Duncan presents Transvaal Hunter Natal Jagger Cape Petition all agree prayer. Outlook most encouraging Reuter has cabled.
000005300

16.03.1911

12867 SMUTS, J. C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Orangia's Immigration Law is not to be repealed Educated Indians will not be able to reside in Orange without complying with the local Law.
000005312

17.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

2

I am much shaken by your news. Cartwright said "That is Smuts. He will placate one White man at the cost of an Empire: " Morley and Crewe's "creditable" despatches show the good work of South Africa British Indian Committee.
000005308

17.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

1

Just seen Cart wright clearly approves. There can be no question hair splitting where principle at stake clearly.
000005306

17.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

1

Constitution Act chapter 33.
000005311

17.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

2

If Educated Asiatic not exempted Free-State also, colour bar in this most insulting (stage) shape will widen area-passive resistance.
000005316

17.03.1911

13834 POLAK, Maud (Miss) 14471 SOUTH AFRICA BRITISH IND.COMMITTEE

1

I enclose for confidential information copy of cable from Gandhi who points out that leaders were not consulted. We should make conciliatory [inquiries] inquires.
000005315

17.03.1911

13121 AMPTHILL (Lord) & IMMORTAL (Bombay) 13834 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

2

In fact it merely asked us to wait and see We shall be able to criticise the correspondence in the Light of Gandhi's cablegram. Enclosed draft.
000005304

17.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14603 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

1

I fear passive resistance shall have to continue. If it is wrong to accept colour Bar in Transvaal Immigration Law, it is wrong to do so in Union Immigration Law.
000005313

17.03.1911

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

1

I hope you have succeeded in rousing our friends there: We are making every preparation. Cartwright disgusted with Smuts.
000005309

17.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00532 SMUTS

3

It will create colour bar Union Immigration Law. Hope Smuts will implement intention wired to me and exempt from all Registration Laws. Much better drop the Bill and amend only Transvaal Legislation.
000005305

17.03.1911

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

1

You mean educated immigrants not to be barred Free State despite unrepealed exclusion Law wire reference Law. in question.
000005310

17.03.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Committee stage remote. Budget first. Advise me Smuts reply your wire I anticipate trouble all around.
000005307

17.03.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Supporters deprecate what be regarded hair. Splitting evidence unwillingness settle Think in advisable press point.
000005314

17.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

In reply to Ampthill's question if Indian leaders were consulted and satisfied regarding the Bill, Government promised to lay the correspondence on the table.
000005317

18.03.1911

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

2

He betrays one of these qualities in refusing to see you. Ours is the cleanest fight and one interview would settle everything.
000005319

18.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13858 GOOL, Abdul Hamid (Dr.)

2

Ritch writes most despending. Do bestir yourself. Smuts introduces colour bar by not repealing Orangia Law. Remember your apathy prolongs the sufferings of Transvaal passive resisters.
000005320

18.03.1911

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

1

I am sending you Natesan's letters to you and me. Ritch's solution should be reproduced in "Indian Opinion".
000005321

18.03.1911

14605 CHINESE ASSOCIATION, Acting Secretary 02945 MINISTER OF INTERIOR

2

Chinese Committee joins British Indian Association in the prayer regarding amendments in the Bill to remove colour and racial bar, to protect minors and wives of Chinese Residents to provide for educated Chinese entry in the Cape even.
000005318

18.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

Important correspondence in which Lord Crewe very ably sets forth the Indian Case and Morley J. objects to restriction of Indian rights hither to enjoyed in Cape and Natal "Follow Australia"
000005323

18.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Received of Silberbauer Pound 2-15-11 balance regarding Cape Appeal [Chhotabhai Case ?]
000005329

20.03.1911

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

1

Herewith Smuts letter [SN5300] He wants to conceal his meaning which is to put in our way all sorts of difficulties. It is Smuts.
000005328

20.03.1911

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

1

Even this Bill, it seems, will not settle things Imperial Government will now clearly see what Smuts is and can be. He backs out of a promise.
000005327

20.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14606 SMUTS, J. C., P.S. to

2

"Asiatic immigration under the New Law will not be restricted to provincial limits" said Smuts and also Lord Crewe. Amplification of the above telegram with an earnest appeal.
000005326

20.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14606 SMUTS, J. C., P.S. to

3

If smuts will concede nothing more, passive resistance will continue. No exception taken to educated Asiatics being liable to other disabilities of Asiatics in Orangia. Wives, minors should be specifically protected.
000005325

20.03.1911

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

1

I hope Lord Ampthill's speech at the Ritch reception will be published in "Indian Opinion". Cohan's death is equally a matter of congratulation as it frees him from a living death.
000005324

20.03.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Suggest wiring Smuts again request see me. Bill delayed at least to-day to-morrow.
000005335

21.03.1911

14609 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13857 GANDHI C/O KALLENBACH

1

He feels very strongly. He considers Gandhi's attitude a distinct breach of promise in view of his dispatch to Crewe regarding Educated Asiatics. He thinks a meeting of Europeans should be called to protest.
000005334

21.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 14608 RITCH, L. W. & POLAK

1

Smuts Wires [SN5331].
000005330

21.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14607 GANDHI (SCHLESIN)

1

Missed train [for Johannesburg ?]. Attending Sorabjee. Much better Send copy Chapter 33 Orangia Polak West Wire news.
000005337

21.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

As I telegraphed, Mr. Gandhi missed his train. I have wired you the text of Miss Schlesin's wire and send you copy herewith of chapter 33.
000005336

21.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

A typical lovely letter of Miss Schlesin. You want Indians to write in their languages, so I should in mine. Why then don't you rate me for my Gujarati ?
000005333

21.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Ritch yesterday telegraphed [SN5324] following.
000005332

21.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

2

Smuts wires [SN5331] Wiring Polak Ritch.
000005331

21.03.1911

14606 SMUTS, J. C., P.S. to 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Favourably considering questions. Women children residents but your attitude Free State quite unfair. Indians never claimed entry there: This new claim alone blocks settlement.
000005341

22.03.1911

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

1

Think inconsistent... Responsibility for the insult is his but if you still think wire should be sent it will be.
000005339

22.03.1911

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

2

Smuts wires [SN5331] Am repeating my reply (5340). Your Criticism good for cautions people. Your duty to warn. Unacceptable to passive resistors. suggest your advising cape Indians to take up Free State matter.
000005340

22.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14606 SMUTS, J. C., P.S. to

5

Thanks relief minors. Botha's dispatch 20th December assures Crewe free legal entry, through out and residence. Again whole fight for principle against colour bar. The Bill will ratify it in Orangia.
000005342

22.03.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 12905 EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF SYMPATHISERS

1

A meeting will be held on... Your presence requested. Business : Immigration Bill correspondence between Gandhi and Smuts.
000005344

22.03.1911

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

1

He is calling a European Meeting at Hosken's house, he thinks Orangia disability constitutes a racial bar and amounts to "the banning of a nation" Ritch thinks we are raising a new issue.
000005343

22.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 01403 KALLENBACH, Hermann

1

Notices issued. Your name for meeting. European Community regarding smuts' wire: Better if you can attend.
000005338

22.03.1911

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

1

All round opposition. Bill long off. your presence here might influence funds and stiffen local community.
00005396C

23.03.1911

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

1

Hosken, Cartwright (etc) present. European Com. entirely approved our contention regarding Free State and urging acceptance my Solution.
000005346

23.03.1911

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

1

Smuts is raising a new point-not-we as he is committed to the principle of no legal racial bar. All Europeans, Doke and even Crewe see the point. Crewe's anxiety brought out Botha's Despatch.
000005348

23.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13863 POLAK, H.S.L. C/O RUSTOMJEE

1

Ritch telegraphs [as SN 5347].
000005347

23.03.1911

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

2

Smuts moving amendment exempting Union-born, domiciled, persons' wives children from section 7. Governor General will have power prescribe nature proof officer may demand. Please advise Natal.
000005345

23.03.1911

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

1

Great Jewish Opposition Bill. Government supporters opposing it. Minister introducing further amendments.
000005352

23.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

 
00005396B

23.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

A comprehensive resolution fully supporting Gandhi's stand and urges Government to accept Gandhi's solution. Free State point a new one. [Date fixed with reference to 5342 and 5353 and '"Indian Opinion"' of 8-4-1911, E. 145.]
000005354

24.03.1911

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

1

It is temporising and threatening. Sent you copy my reply [5351] Am leaving Diamond Express to-morrow.
000005353

24.03.1911

14606 SMUTS, J. C., P.S. to 12901 HOSKEN, William

4

A golden chance of final settlement is to be thrown away by the absolutely new contention that Educated Indians should be admitted in s. Orangia.
000005351

24.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14606 SMUTS, J. C., P.S. to

7

Any Union Law to replace Transvaal, Laws must be devoid of racial bar so Orangia Immigration Law should be repealed partly.
00005396A

24.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14617 GOKHALE & OTHERS

1

Principel new Bill satisfactory. It may end passive resistance if suitably amended regarding Registration of Minors etc. Its effect on Natal Cape adverse etc.
000005375

24.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

3

Despite Botha's dispatch and Smuts promises racial bar to remain in Free State. We fighting national honour and British Constitution. European Community entirely with us. Trust Indian Government take timely action. [Draft in Gandhi's hand]
000005357

24.03.1911

12901 HOSKEN, William 00532 SMUTS

1

See Gandhi's letter in Lord Crewe's dispatch [5318] Indians have asked not so much for permanent residential rights Educated Asiatic as for removed colour. Regarding Orangia we ask fulfilment positive commitment by Premier dispatch 28th December and your promise at second reading.
000005355

24.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

I shall therefore need at Cape Town all Blue Books regarding question. Please forward them Cape Town. Smuts' wire "dangerous."
000005356

24.03.1911

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

2

But to send him to a lazaretto is to ask him to commit suicide. He may be sent to Phoenix if Phoenixmites agree.
000005350

24.03.1911

02945 MINISTER OF INTERIOR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

Smuts goes even beyond your demands. Your contention regarding Orangia absolutely new. It will exasperate Europeans and complicate things.
000005349

24.03.1911

13858 GOOL, Abdul Hamid (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

7

They are fed up with paying without seeing any tangible result. Ritch's work is splendid - a giant's work.
000005358

25.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08453 DOKE

1

Smuts wire to me and Hosken portend evil. His threat about exasperating European reminds me of Durban Demonstration of 1896-97.
000005359

25.03.1911

04108 SCHALEK, Alice (Miss) 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Gandhi left. Private Secretary wires will do best arrange interview Gandhi and Smuts Leader here wired encouragement Cape Leaders.
000005361

25.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13863 POLAK, H.S.L. C/O RUSTOMJEE

1

Herewith copies [of 5360 and 5362]. I trust you will have posted the Blue Book, Mr. Gandhi wants.
000005363

25.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13077 RITCH, L. W.

1

I trust you will have received my wire [5359] and seen another [5360]. Gandhi will be with you on Monday and give all the news.
000005365

25.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13860 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

1

I enclose herewith [5358], though I under - stand you were at the station to see him off. I send you copy of 5362.
000005364

25.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

It arrived just at 11-45 A.M. It sounds - does not it a trifle encouraging ? Now be good and send a letter daily.
000005362

25.03.1911

13043 MINISTER OF INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

If you come to our office will do my best to arrange interview Monday.
000005366

25.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

No Law leases after 1-1-1909 can be taken out. Existing leases are safe till the leaser has to convert his property into a free hold or till the lease expires. The Indians cannot get a fresh lease.
000005360

25.03.1911

06989 INDIAN LEADERS 06989 INDIAN LEADERS

1

Transvaal Indians will never accept colour-bar Union Bill. Our fight was for principle and will continue. Urge cape Leader strongly oppose racial insult join hands Transvaal Satyagrahis.
000005376

27.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann

11

The combined effect of the new Law and the Free State Law will be to shut out the Nizam and we will resist that. If you cannot persuade Free States, drop the Bill and pass only Transvaal Law, etc.
000005370

27.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14615 GANDHI (MISS SCHLESIN)

1

Send Polak Alexanders' Minister's Amendments, Am moving regarding Minister's Amendment which are not satisfactory.
000005367

27.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14615 GANDHI (MISS SCHLESIN)

1

"Saw Minister short while. Interview 4 O'clock"
000005371

27.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13834 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

1

Mr. Gandhi ran away to Cape Town. Herewith copies of telegrams exchanged between Gandhi and Ritch, Gandhi and General Smuts, and Hosken and Smuts etc.
000005369

27.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

Two wires were sent from Lawley [Tolstoy Farm] in Support. I enclose copy of amendments sent by Ritch.
000005368

27.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Immediately on release he was rearrested. Visram Muljis pay his bail Pound 50/- cachalia desires that nothing should be left to "understanding" now. Everything in writing.
000005373

27.03.1911

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

As no time you authorised behalf Natal represent on lines resolutions telegraphed you Minister separately.
000005374

27.03.1911

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

(1)Protest against Immigration Law depriving residents present right to get assistance from India (2)No appeal to Union Courts against officer prohibiting entry. (3)Wives etc. Unprotected etc.
000005372

27.03.1911

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

1

Faire interview. Hopeful. Further interview probable.
000005377

28.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

I do not recollect having told Mr. Knox anything regarding the objection. However I shall be very careful in future:
000005378

28.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Doke and Kallenbach think that a short reply by Kachalia [Cachalia] will not be amiss. So they will draft one.
000005382

29.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14615 GANDHI (MISS SCHLESIN)

1

Wire Polak publish Correspondence Hosken's permission : No news to-day.
000005381

29.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

Gandhi wires : Wire Polak Hosken's permission publish correspondence. Kallenbach spoke to Hosken who will reply to-morrow.
000005385

29.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00532 SMUTS

1

(1) Martial and parental relationship could only be decided by court of law, not Administrative Office (2) 'Domicile should be defined with illustration as in Natal Law (3) Permanent rights to 'residents'
000005386

29.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your description are graphic. Please do not fall back into your old slipshod habits. What arrangement should be made for Ritch ?
000005380

29.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Kallenbach has spoken to Hosken, and Hosken will give his decision regarding publication to-morrow. Reply to 'Mail' not sent after all.
000005383

29.03.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00237 CAPE TIMES

1

I challenge him to prove that "the wily Asiatic is streaming in by the back-door-as sailors" Statistics show a decline.
000005384

29.03.1911

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

3

(1)Educated Asiatics cannot take out trading licences (2)My wife - a Cape Malayan can go to Cape Town but not I or sons. [Marked "Strictly Private"]
000005379

29.03.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Indians object to it in the Bill but that is a corollary of Indian Governments' stoppage of indenture system. But resident Indians' rights will be protected.
000005390

30.03.1911

01403 KALLENBACH, Hermann 10323 INDIAN OPINION

1

Do not publish correspondence between Hosken and Smuts.
000005391

30.03.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14607 GANDHI (SCHLESIN)

1

Ask Kallenbach if Ritch may live 'Mountain View' Bill will be through end April. Seeing Minister to-morrow.
000005387

30.03.1911

01588 POLAK, H.S.L. 14615 GANDHI (MISS SCHLESIN)

1

Wire if Hosken no objection publication correspondence Smuts.
000005388

30.03.1911

14607 GANDHI (SCHLESIN) 01588 POLAK, H.S.L.

1

Hosken does not wish Correspondence Smuts published.
000005392

30.03.1911

14644 GANDHI (KALLENBACH) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Ritch may live "Mountain View" while unsold.
000005389

30.03.1911

14607 GANDHI (SCHLESIN) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Hosken considers publication impossible without Smuts Consent. Have wired Phoenix no to Publish.
000005393

31.03.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13860 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

1

"Gandhi wired Yesterday" Bill not on for some days. Seeing Minister to-morrow [Bill] will be through before end April and to-day. 'Good Indian Meetings Mass Meeting Sunday'
000005394

31.03.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14607 GANDHI (SCHLESIN)

1

Rambhabai Application leave appeal granted hearing 24th Bloemfontein. Good Indian Meetings yesterday. Mass Meeting Sunday.
000005397

01.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14607 GANDHI (SCHLESIN)

1

Free Staters now considering [the Bill and amendments] final decision probably Tuesday.
000005415

01.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 13868 OLIVER M. P.

1

Enclosed copy of resolutions passed at a meeting of Kimberley Indians, who include 200 voters. We trust you will voice our strong feeling regarding the Bill.
000005401

01.04.1911

01403 KALLENBACH, Hermann 13867 GOOL, Adam

1

May you follow Transvaal Indians and fight for human rights until you win the day.
000005416

01.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 13043 MINISTER OF INTERIOR DEPT.

1

I am directed by my Committee to forward copy of certain resolutions passed at a meeting held on...... Please amend Bill.
000005400

01.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 13867 GOOL, Adam

1

Trust you will stand firmly preservation existing rights and join us in opposing colour bar.
000005398

01.04.1911

13866 TOLSTOY FARM 13867 GOOL, Adam

1

We rejoice with you in your activity. Wish Meeting [On Sunday] all success.
000005399

01.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Strongly advise you remain in Cape Town until matter settled.
000005406

03.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14615 GANDHI (MISS SCHLESIN)

1

Good Meeting. 7 resolutions passed foreshadowing passive resistance failure removal racial bar. Supporting Transvaal honouring Ritch.
000005402

03.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

(1)'Domicile' be defined (2)Law-Court to decide Validity permit and Wives, minors. (3)In educational test existing Cape rights to be maintained. etc. failing these, drop the Bill. Support to Transvaal Indians' brave Stand.
000005403

03.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

A large meeting at Pmburg backed their Colonial born Durban Indian brethren regarding protest and attempt to better their status.
000005405

03.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gives Dr. Gool's very eloguent Speech. "We shall be 'Patriots' if legal equality not given".
000005404

03.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

 
000005408

04.04.1911

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

1

Saw Lane. He thinks it will be well but the Bill may not come 2 weeks. Seeing all possible Members of Legislative Assembly. Waiting instructions.
000005410

04.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 14602 RAND DAILY MAIL

4

It is not we who spring up fresh demands but it is Smuts who goes back upon his word and takes by the left hand what he gives by the right.
000005407

04.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14615 GANDHI (MISS SCHLESIN)

1

Minister thinks it will be well but suggest my stay unnecessary. I think I should leave. Bill far off.
000005409

04.04.1911

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

1

I differ from you regarding Minors and rights of educated admitted Indians. Be firm and try to get the utmost. Whole S. A. Muslims with you.
000005417

05.04.1911

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

2

Saw Lane who asked me to reduce to writing my two proposals and added that Smuts did not want me to go away empty handed.
000005419

05.04.1911

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

2

Saw.... Who promised support. Smuts seems to have dropped the charge of "raising a new issue" Probably he will yield. If we win I may go to England for Gold Law which is a Damnable business.
000005411

05.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14620 GANDHI [SCHLESIN (RITCH)]

1

Secretary [Smuts] asked for alternative proposals writing submitting same. Alternative is amendment Transvaal Law.
000005412

05.04.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Strong feeling here that you should remain unless no likelihood Bill this session.
000005413

05.04.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

2

The Konknis, the majority, hold aloof. Please see nooroodin to bring them up to the scratch. Have suggested a meeting as in Cape-Town.
000005414

05.04.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Enclosed two drafts. Have informed Gandhi of your suggested meeting. Let the strong yield to the weak to untie and no lure of Office.
000005418

05.04.1911

13043 MINISTER OF INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your note. If you can conveniently call on me as soon as you get this note, I shall feel very much obliged.
000005420

05.04.1911

14609 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Dr. Mehta Pranjivan sent another 3 pound6/- Herewith copy of my letter to Polak which gives all news. Everything arranged for Ritch at Mehta's view.
000005423

06.04.1911

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

1

Had half an hour with Lane. He looked at my draft and suggested some alterations. I hope to type it to-night.
000005424

06.04.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 14572 TRANSVAAL LEADER

2

Transvaal Indians have always fought racial bar which the virtual re-enactment of the Free State Law in the Bill still retains. Natal and Cape are fighting because their existing substantial are very curtailed.
000005421

06.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

Settled Draft Proposal nothing need be taken as certain.
000005425

06.04.1911

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 13860 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

1

The following wire [5411] was received last night, and this telegram [5421] just now.
000005422

06.04.1911

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

2

We think Smuts has agreed to repeal the Transvaal Laws and drop the Bill. Settlement or no Settlement you should go to England.
000005428

07.04.1911

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

5

I submitted them to Lane. But I plainly told him that I would advise Satyagraha [Passive Resistance] if Gold Law prosecution continued.
000005434

07.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13043 MINISTER OF INTERIOR DEPT.

2

(1)Exempt Educated Indians from Clauses. 1 to 6 of Chapter 33, Orangia Constitution and protect minors unequivocally (2)Drop present Bill and amend Transvaal Act 15 of 1907 to repeal Act 2 of 1907, and exempt educated Asiatics from 36 of 1908.
000005431

07.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

I accept amendment Transvaal Law repealing Asiatic Act, 1907, protecting minors, exempting educated Indians Act 36 of 1908. see Cachalia etc. Wire Approval, staying next week at least.
000005435

07.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

Botha tabled amendment saying nothing in Bill shall repeal any section Chapter 33 Orangia. This signifies 2nd proposal to be accepted.
000005430

07.04.1911

14622 GANDHI (RITCH) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Ampthill Committee's good work regarding Bill. Question put Lords. Letters following. Wire when returning.
000005433

07.04.1911

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

1

Doke and I infer from 5431 that Smuts concedes all your points and amends Transvaal Law and drops the Bill. Do not leave our "brave General" unattended.
000005432

07.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

If provision made also for right educated Asiatics enter, fully acquiesce in settlement. Stay till all settled.
000005436

07.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Imperial Government accepted the Bill subject to suggested amendments. Union Governments new additions secure rights of domiciled Indians.
000005429

07.04.1911

14622 GANDHI (RITCH) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

If you feel uncomfortable regarding the outcome of the whole affair, stay there till Bill finished. Thanks for inquiry. Pleasant journey.
000005437

08.04.1911

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

4

Please consider all these difficulties [enumerated] Fancy Botha tabling such an amendment after all his assurances ! But it is good, bincls Smuts to my 2nd proposal if he is sincere:
000005439

08.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 13077 RITCH, L. W.

1

Only slight prospect matter coming next week.
000005438

08.04.1911

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

2

I hope the General does not put a mock concession into your hands. Colonial and Indian Offices are not likely to be happier for this new worry.
000005440

08.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 02945 MINISTER OF INTERIOR

1

Durban Wire :- Thanks if Bill withdrawn and Transvaal Law altered. Natal Indians satisfied. Johannesburg Wire : [5432] I have naturally assumed that the least 6 educated Indians will be admitted Transvaal.
000005441

09.04.1911

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

3

After this talk [narrated here] I feel pretty certain that the Bill is doomed and much more hopeful that my 2nd proposal will be accepted.
000005524

09.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

We believe in the assurance of Indians, that they accept the policy of prohibition of Asiatic Immigration; and so recommend that six highly educated Indians should be permitted to settle as free men and deputation to Smuts.
000005442

10.04.1911

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

2

Of course smuts will give a mock concession. It will be for us to turn it in to reality. Call Klerksdorp friends [regarding Gold Law] if they do not come.
000005444

10.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Resolutions suggested by you were passed and copies of forwarded to Smuts, Harris and Oliver. We view with dismay the news that the Imperial Government had accepted the Immigration Bill.
000005443

10.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

Take present Bill as dead. Uncertain when Transvaal Bill Coming.
000005447

10.04.1911

02945 MINISTER OF INTERIOR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for giving me the information sent you from Durban, and Johannesburg regarding the Immigration Law.
000005446

10.04.1911

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

2

I am very glad you plainly stated that the settlement even was not to be the end of all things. Do not be too intimate with Lane. I do not trust warm friendships in such quarters.
000005445

10.04.1911

01342 NATESAN 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Cable your views regarding amended Bill.
000005450

11.04.1911

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

1

"Nothing to be known before next week" is Smuts' answer to my inquiry regarding Cable from Madras.
000005448

11.04.1911

14386 POLAK, H. S. L. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Gandhi's interview with Smuts [5376] was screaming by funny Gandhi has developed a sense of humour. It seems the session will soon close which means another year of satyagraha.
000005453

11.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

Secretary [Lane] writes "Nothing...." Cable Madras "Matter occupying Government cabling further later. Staying on till end.
000005452

11.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 14572 TRANSVAAL LEADER

1

I am quite sure, it was inadvertently left out, and it is not your desire to debar us from explaining ourselves as till now.
000005454

11.04.1911

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

2

I am not surprised at Botha's defection. Kimberley people are vary anxious to see you. I have got some legal business. Note by Miss Schlesin "Don't mind Sorabjee and don't go to London."
000005449

11.04.1911

14622 GANDHI (RITCH) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Madras Cables asking you cable your views regarding amended Bill [5445].
000005451

11.04.1911

13043 MINISTER OF INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I can only suggest your cabling India that you are in touch with the Department, and that you will cable again on getting definite news from us.
000005455

12.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 08710 NAIDOO

1

This Bill will certainly (almost) be dropped. Transvaal Law Amendment and existing Cape Natal Laws will stand. Glad success meeting.
000005458

12.04.1911

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

4

Smuts would certainly prolong the agony if he could. I am anxious to know if you have got some legal work. Send Dr. Mehta's manuscript.
000005459

12.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

Will not wire till Tuesday [18th ?] unless required when Phillips leaving ?
000005457

12.04.1911

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

1

The more I hear of it, the more I realise the inspiration that prompted your going. I could not possibly have done so much.
000005456

12.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Resolutions similar to the Cape Town Meeting were passed.
000005461

13.04.1911

14386 POLAK, H. S. L. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Notify Chamney that if Ah Koon's was registered voluntarily it was validated by Act 1908, and so he cannot be deported.
000005426

13.04.1911

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

1

A public meeting should not be convened except to pass definite resolutions electing a delegation. [The date should be 13th... see 5446]
000005427

13.04.1911

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

5

Questions of Deputation should not be publicly discussed. A Muslim Merchant must be included. No 'weak' man but Cachalia should be that one Muslim Merchant. Money should be found first.
000005460

13.04.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Cable sent Madras P. C. sailed from Delgoa yesterday "Carisbrook".
000005464

15.04.1911

14386 POLAK, H. S. L. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Gandhi wires :- "General Bill may pass" It completely discounts all previous reports. It is annoying to have to worry about it.
000005466

15.04.1911

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

3

My latest bulletin : Close race between my 2 proposals. My instinct decides against any such Deputation.
000005462

15.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 14386 POLAK, H. S. L.

2

If so, I am sorry for you, I wish you could to go England. I can see that Natal situation is ugly as personal ambitious bulk large.
000005465

15.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

Talk passing General Bill revived. Free Stanters may consent. Nothing known before Wednesday.
000005463

15.04.1911

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

1

I do not like this delay. Smuts may go back. Your use of the type writer shows that you disregard your own injunction in Hind Swaraj.
000005467

16.04.1911

14623 ANANDLAL AMRITLAL (GANDHI) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

You blame me for being over hasty. But "The Gujarati" publish such a report. Please send me Rs. 300/- to enable me to go to South Africa.
000005468

17.04.1911

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

2

I have written a Gujarati lideratte in "Indian Opinion", showing how the people can appreciate your work. We shall know finally regarding the Bill shortly.
000005470

17.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 14386 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

I suspect we have not seen the last of Smuts' devilry. Miss Schlesin will type out section cited by Gregorowski [regarding Gold Law ?]
000005469

17.04.1911

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

1

It indicates likely disappointment. Yes, the community should choose better leaders. It suffers for its weakness.
000005472

18.04.1911

14386 POLAK, H. S. L. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Anglia is a snake. For the sake of his damnable self-esteem. I foresee a fend that may split Indians for years [T.L = Transvaal Leader]
000005471

18.04.1911

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

2

I fear Smuts will rush his bill at the last moment and give us the letter and we will have to force him to fulfil the spirit.
000005473

18.04.1911

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

2

I am sure of K.S. Libel Case. Gregowski is taking the appeal. Patel thinks Indian lessees occupying stands after 1908, will not be safe until the stands become freehold. I defer. What is your view ?
000005479

19.04.1911

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Smuts won't give way to passive resistance. Gandhi should be advised not to give any assurance to stop passive resistance. He had promised British Government to remove racial bar. Gandhi should give Smuts an Ultimatum.
000005475

19.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14622 GANDHI (RITCH)

1

He will also remove Free State ban, but not possible in this session. Will not imprison Mr. Sodha. Am staying. If Bill not passed consider English visit essential.
000005477

19.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12867 SMUTS, J. C.

6

Regarding our interview, I think I cannot advise suspension of Satyagraha for a year. Many of us are pecuniarily ruined. They must go to goal or be allowed freedom to trade etc.
000005474

19.04.1911

14622 GANDHI (RITCH) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Successful Operation to-day Sorabjee quite all right.
000005480

19.04.1911

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

1

It appears that the Bill will not pass in this Session. Lapin will wire judgement to you. I am not calling any meeting but have suggested Cachalia to collect funds for your likely visit to England
000005476

19.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

6

A very graphic, journalistic narration by Gandhi himself, "I want to pass my Bill and not harass you. But it will take some time"- Very cordial and personal questions also.
000005481

19.04.1911

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Natal Indian Congress disapprove stopping agitation. Matter should be settled, this session by prolongation even, according to Government promise.
000005478

19.04.1911

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

It is advisable send protest draft Ordinance if no direct racial bar but possibly ultravires?
000005488

20.04.1911

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

2

I replied yesterday in anticipation (SN 5482). I am still hoping. Shall not take drastic action before Smut's reply. Shall see Alexander to see if a question can be put in the House.
000005487

20.04.1911

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

1

The extracts are worth reproducing in ""Indian Opinion"." I hope you were successful in your case. When you want money, take it from (Miss) Schlesin.
000005489

20.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS

2

The following wires were received (SN 5481 & 5485) Cape Indians also affirm impossibility of suspension. Ask Smuts to give me a definite reply. I still think my 2nd proposal just.
000005482

20.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia)

1

Returning on getting definite information. Suggest Cachalia etc; going outside places explain and collect. No time should be lost.
000005483

20.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

It is of the man who will not see, though the editor is personally sympathetic. I quite appreciate " the ripping time" you have in Natal.
000005484

20.04.1911

12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Shall invitations to country delegates be official? Feeling here that you should return account deputation on getting definite information
000005485

20.04.1911

12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia) 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Committee resolved continue agitation unless law altered this session and to cable England and India immediately.
000005486

20.04.1911

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

1

Thanks for your leaderette. One wire is for Lane's eye and the other for your own country delegates should be called to swell the fund.
000005490

20.04.1911

14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith a special letter to you (SN5491?) I should like to see you before you go up (Johannesburg) if only for a moment.
000005492

21.04.1911

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

2

Lane showed me confidential correspondence with Governor-General, showing the impossibility. I said subject to three assurances we will stop passive resistance. Smuts agreed to 2. It is likely he will agree to all
000005493

21.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

Your view of the General Smuts is nearly my own; but it is always difficult to prove mala-fides. Our wires to M.K. Gandhi are almost an ultimatum to Smuts.
000005494

21.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

Gandhi shall stop passive resistance on an undertaking in writing that the people be treated, till the Law passed, exactly as if it was passed now.
000005495

21.04.1911

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

1

I fully agree with you that no cable of complaint should be sent until we can inform them that the pledge has been broken by delay.
000005491

21.04.1911

14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Smuts regrets. He is keenly desirous of a solution. In the recess Government will tackle the question. Smuts feels (that) suffering should close now Sodha's case will be favourably considered.
000005496

22.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS

2

(1) Racial bar to be removed next session either in a Transvaal Bill or a General Bill. (2) Satyagrahis (registrable) should be now entitled to registration. (3) Educated Satyagrahis though not registered should remain in Transvaal.
000005502

22.04.1911

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

2

I doubt Smuts' assurances which are only "soft soap" Imperial Government pressure is heavy it seems. The appeal has gone down.
000005497

22.04.1911

12877 CASSIM MOOSA, 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Regarding Deputation informed all Indians under Committee's consideration.
000005498

22.04.1911

12879 BRITISH INDIAN COMMITTEE 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

(But) We heartily endorse all resolutions (to be) passed (at) to-morrow's meeting. Wishing success.
000005500

22.04.1911

14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

(1) He will repeal 1907 Act and pass law giving equality (2) Registrable Satyagrahis will be registered. (3) Unregistered and educated satyagrahis to remain in Transvaal. (4) Release of Passive Resisters on assurance of suspension of passive resistance.
000005499

22.04.1911

12880 PATEL, YUSUF 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We will attend the meeting convened to consider it we think it absolutely necessary to send one. Many things can be submitted.
000005501

22.04.1911

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

2

Your presence in England will once for ever establish a status for British Indians, throughout Empire: Alone, you can do many delegated'. But be careful; on your guard as to what you accept from Smuts
000005504

23.04.1911

12879 BRITISH INDIAN COMMITTEE 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Late wishing every success to meeting and hearty support Deputation to England. Collecting funds.
000005503

23.04.1911

12883 MOOSA ISMAEL DAYA 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

2

I have an important business. But I approve of all your resolutions. All omer is coming on my behalf.
000005505

24.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 12957 POLAK, Maud (Miss)

2

On a written guarantee of action in anticipation of the Bill being passed next session on our terms, passive resistance is suspended. There was a feeling against our doing even this. But we could not help doing it.
000005506

24.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

2

I know that but Gandhi could not have refused to suspend passive resistance in face of such a guarantee from Smuts, without placing himself in the wrong box etc. (The General=General Smuts. J. C.)
000005508

25.04.1911

12929 CACHALIA 12889 HAZURASINGH

1

Telegraph when you can arrange meeting. Will send representative for collections.
000005507

25.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

"Your name will stand alone as an example of unselfishness and heroism in S. A.Indians History" Gandhiji said "passive resistance was one of the greatest movements of to-day"- like that of Prophet Daniel.
000005513

26.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13863 POLAK, H.S.L. C/O RUSTOMJEE

1

Return to-day to-morrow. Publish full correspondence except personal letter Smuts 20th (SN5477)
000005509

26.04.1911

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann

1

Meeting to-morrow. Presence of) Naidoo, Sodha, Medh, Desai, absolutely necessary.
000005510

26.04.1911

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Congress entirely satisfied proposed temporary settlement. Congratulate Transvaal brethren. Success. God be praised.
000005512

26.04.1911

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

1

Send to-night leader full instructions (regarding) correspondence for publication. Propose coming Johannesburg to-morrow.
000005511

26.04.1911

14199 RUSTOMJEE & DOWD MAHMAD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Most cordial thanks God. we associate in Transvaal Indians rejoicing successful issue of struggle which we participated.
000005514

26.04.1911

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

1

Leaving to-morrow mail.
000005517

27.04.1911

08295 RITCH, L. W. 12897 NAIKER, APPASAMY

1

Some remarks of Mr. Solomon offend you and others. Mr. Naidoo and I are very sorry. This letter, we hope, will soothe your feelings. "I too am sorry" (-Solomon).
000005516

27.04.1911

12896 BRITISH INDIANS 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Our heartiest sympathy with the resolutions of meeting.
000005515

27.04.1911

09295 INDIAN COMMITTEE 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

We are glad for settlement you make and agree all proposals passed to-days Mass Meetings.
000005518

28.04.1911

12898 NARJI (?) 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

"Three lawyers fooled again, outmanoeuvred out generalled, finally routed."
000005519

28.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Hamidia Hall Indian Meeting supported Gandhi. The resolution of acceptance was passed by all except six. Gandhi stated that passive resistance would be suspended. Chinese also agreed. (1) Resolution to support Gandhi (2) and to appreciate Gandhi's work.
000005520

28.04.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

(1) To support Gandhi and- (2) to appreciate Gandhi's work.
000005521

29.04.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS

4

The following questions were answered by me as I interpreted the settlement. Please confirm my interpretation. Also consider favourably cases of (1) Sodha or Joseph (2) the Chinese.
000005523

29.04.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 12901 HOSKEN, William

1

Hereby we place on record our gratitude to you and committee. Your effort hastened the settlement. You espoused an unpopular cause.
000005522

29.04.1911

02768 REHMAN, Abdul 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I respect them (Passive Resisters) greatly, they have suffered and compelled General Smuts to yield. But Reyappen J's attitude in preventing me from proposing the resolution was highly objectionable. It was good you were there:
000005552

01.05.1911

12921 TAYOB NOOR MAHMAD 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Herewith my registration Certificate. I am 5 years pre-war resident.
000005583

01.05.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

Your words have pierced my soul and pained me more than Mir Alam's assault. Your letter makes me out as a thief, a villain etc. I order you to come back to Phoenix. [Note:- Handed over to Gandhi Chhaganlal K. on 15-10-50]
000005525

01.05.1911

14094 LANE, F. C., P. S. TO SMUTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thank you for your letter regarding Settlement. The various points raised by you are under consideration of the Minister.
000005549

01.05.1911

12919 UKA GOVIND 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I am a genuine Transvaal Resident. Note by V.China. "Yes, I know him."
000005528

03.05.1911

12905 EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF SYMPATHISERS 12867 SMUTS, J. C.

2

It respects Asia Sentiment and conserves Europeans interest. We agree with Europeans regarding total prohibition of Asiatic Immigration; but differ as to the means. We rejoice in your declaration to treat Asiatics fairly.[The date should be 9-6-11, see 5571]
000005526

03.05.1911

01342 NATESAN 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Provincial conference Monday. Cable your wishes for purpose of passing resolution.
00005526A

03.05.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gandhiji fixed classification of applications received in virtue of the truce.
00005529A

04.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

7

Those who left South Africa owing to Satyagraha or those deported and so were unable to apply should be permitted to apply etc.
000005529

05.05.1911

12907 LANE, E.F.C. (P.S. to Smuts) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The various points raised by you are noted and a copy of your letter is forwarded to Smuts for his early consideration. In the meanwhile I am afraid, nothing can by done.
000005530

06.05.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

You were appointed the sole-Deputy at a meeting on..... This letter shall be your authority for acting as such in England and India.
000033919

08.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09031 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

I saw today the letter to which you referred. That Narandas asked me to send letter through you. I did not see any timidity in it. I had just asked him to cultivate three thigs: (1) fearlessness (2) truth and (3) purity. Idea of service to society, not caring for name, money, caste, position, family and death. Let Narandas read this letter.
000005531

08.05.1911

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

3

We want an amendment of the Gold Law and suspension of the operation of its section No.130. Smuts was eager to meet me on every point. I have more closely defined "Passive Resisters outside South Africa."
000005532

18.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12909 SMUTS, J. C., P. S. to

2

Pending Smuts reply to mine of the 4th. Passive Resisters are Vegetating P.R. prisoners also are in jail. We are anxious to give definite information to England and India. Please reply soon
000025563

19.05.1911

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

3

The one good result of the struggle and support from there is stoppage of recial legislation atleast on paper. However we have to be on guard especially in local matters. In the various states there still exist numerous laws and rules which discriminate against Indians.
000005534

19.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

1

The 180 include also those who could not apply Thanks for concession regarding 3 Muslims. I construe you accept my interpretation (in SN5521)
000005535

19.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12910 KNOX

1

It could not be traced, so I tried to get you on the phone but failed. Perhaps the enclosed as suggested by Polak, might suit you.
000005533

19.05.1911

13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

(1) Registrable Asiatics who left South Africa or were deported can apply for registration. (2) 180 Asiatics refused Registration. Can also apply. (3) 7 Educated Asiatics in Transvaal can reside + 3 Muslims. (4) Passive Resisters to be released when you accept this.
000005538

20.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

4

The Association accept the provisional settlement, but adds that letters after 22nd do not ubate proposals set forth. . . . in 22nd.... I, venture to submit, herewith a form of authorisation for Educated Asiatics.
000005536

20.05.1911

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

3

(1) Though actual individual rights not to be taken, yet a general Law will certainly affect the position now. (2) No fixed standard for educational test.... (3) Educated or well-known Indians need not give finger prints.
000005537

22.05.1911

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Allowed to land at Durban. Now Natal Government demands this document which entitles entry at any time. What should we do ? [Gandhiji's remark "Not noted" (?)]
000005539

22.05.1911

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter that passive resistance is abandoned. Minister of Justice now being approached for immediate release of passive resisters. All will now register.
000005541

26.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

2

I assure you on that point Enclosed list of 38 Chinese for Registration The 3 Muslims are Ismal Essop etc. Please release passive resisters.
000005540

26.05.1911

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Got 250 will leave Krugersdorp for Johannesburg. When Sodha leaving. What about prisoners? Is Asvat Johannesburg?
000005542

26.05.1911

12933 VELLOO, 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Congratulation to passive resisters for firm determination and courage, also glad for success.
000009532

27.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

4

It is desirable that Rami's -breeding Should be on Swadeshi lines. But do not do It because I desire it. It must be of your own initiative. Recommend looks to be studied lay stress on Sanskrit.
000005544

27.05.1911

08619 GOKHALE 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Hearty Congratulations
000005543

27.05.1911

00000 "BLANK" 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Bengal Congratulates Settlement
000005620

27.05.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

A detailed (illustrated) explanation of legislation that would satisfy passive resisters grant of legal equality and repeal of 1907 Act without disturbing existing rights (legal).
000005546

29.05.1911

12916 VALODIA S.I. 12888 CACHALIA [BR.IND.ASSO.]

5

Herewith my jail-discharge certificate,(I was a passive resister); also my trading Licence as hawker, also receipt of fees regarding permit.
00005547A

29.05.1911

12917 FAKIR SULEMAN 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

 
000005548

29.05.1911

12918 RAGHAVJI DEVJI 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

I have Dutch Registration No.4795 of 2-8-1893 for 3 pound. I was a shop-keeper in Pretoria which. I can prove.
000005556

29.05.1911

12924 MAHNOON SULEMAN 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Please do the needful. Gandhiji's remark: "Pending"
000005557

29.05.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

It welcomes the settlement and thanks Smuts but urges that Confidential Clerks be allowed entry and even those resident in Transvaal for less than three years before war be registered.
000005555

29.05.1911

12904 BHAGU, BHIKHA 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I applied for Voluntary Resignation in 1908 but was refused as a minor. Then in 1909 I did not register myself because of Satyagraha.
000005545

29.05.1911

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

38 Chinese will be registered. On receiving your list an office will be opened at Johannesburg for facility. Moving for release of passive resisters.
000005547

30.05.1911

12917 FAKIR SULEMAN 12888 CACHALIA [BR.IND.ASSO.]

2

Herewith all my proofs to show three years pre-war residence.
000005553

30.05.1911

12922 BODA NOOR MAHMAD 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

2

I was a hawker in 1896. Registered in 1897. Left during war.
000005551

30.05.1911

12920 ABDOOLA AMOD 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Glad everything now settled regarding British Indians.
000023843

31.05.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

6

Informs that the settlement with government was beyond his expections but it remains to be seen how far it is put to practice and how far other proposed anti Indian measures are given up. Thanks for taking up the question of indenture labour which Gandhiji condemns. Strongly and desires to start agitation to it first outside India, and than in the country (the Assam tea gardens.
000005560

02.06.1911

14097 HABIB, Haji 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Registration application regarding Hasan Joosab and 5 others.
000005561

02.06.1911

12926 MAHMAD BALLIM (Ladysmith) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

20

A sad case of refused application to return to Transvaal, though he possessed Registration Certificate of 1886 (fee pound 25) The whole correspondence since 1905 with the receipt document and original letters.
000005562

03.06.1911

12927 UMORJEE ESSE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I was a passive resister in 1908
000005565

04.06.1911

12931 ESSOP FAKIR 12932 ESSOP AHMAD & VICE VERSA.

2

Essop Fakir Mayas:
000005564

05.06.1911

12930 AYOB SAYA 12929 CACHALIA

1

I am not a Satyagrahi but have 3 pound certificate.
000005563

05.06.1911

12928 AMOD CHOTA 12929 CACHALIA

3

Enclosed Registration Certificate of 1898 and Permit to Return, of 1899. Gandhiji's reply: you cannot prove three years residence. "Rejected."
000005527

05.06.1911

12904 BHAGU, BHIKHA 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith all papers. I am like your son. Government holds my father's entry into Transvaal illegal Gandhi's note... no defence rejected.
000005566

06.06.1911

12934 RAMJI KALIDAS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

 
000005568

07.06.1911

12936 ESSA MAHMAD 12929 CACHALIA

1

I was in Johannesburg in 1895.
000005567

07.06.1911

12935 UMARJEE ESSE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

[An angry letter:] C ? brother knows me. I am a Satyagrahi.
000005569

08.06.1911

12937 BULTER, SHAIKHOO P. 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

I was in Transvaal from 1887 to 1892. I am known to....
000005570

09.06.1911

12938 GABROO A. I. 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

1

I am holder of the peace Preservation Certificate and Registration Certificate
000005572

09.06.1911

12939 RAMACHAND G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

How and when can Hasaraim and Shirumal apply?
00005553A

09.06.1911

12922 BODA NOOR MAHMAD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I shall pay 20 pound if permit is attained.
00005553B

10.06.1911

13077 RITCH, L. W. 12922 BODA NOOR MAHMAD

1

You may succeed. Please forward three Guinea.
000005573

10.06.1911

12940 HAFIJEE, Amod 12941 BRITISH INDIAN ASSO. & VICE VERSA

2

My Registration Certificate No.4572 was burnt Gandhiji's reply: you can get a duplicate.
000005574

12.06.1911

12942 KARODIA, C. E. 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

5

Herewith Correspondence with Government to prove my right.
000005571

14.06.1911

12905 EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF SYMPATHISERS 12867 SMUTS, J. C.

2

Support to the truce. see 5528
000005575

15.06.1911

13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane) 12901 HOSKEN, William

2

Mr. Smuts asks if you will be so good as to convey his thanks to the members for their Congratulations and Sentiments.
000023866

27.06.1911

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

1

A letter of introduction.
000005577

27.06.1911

12946 DESAI, KALIDAS M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Herewith original Licence Certificate and Registration Certificate. (of 1899 and 1896) Can he enter Transvaal?
000005584

01.07.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

Gandhiji gives up all legal claims to Phoenix; creating a Trust. One of the aims: living on agriculture and purity of conduct. Gandhi reserves 2 Acres -like other settlers- for his family and pound 5/- per month (utmost)
000009531

03.07.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

4

Received your letter from Zanzibar. I am glad that among those who welcomed you have, there were Khoja brethren that means that they were not afraid on Satyagraha The first list for registration will be sent tomorrow I teach the school work I propose to spend five days in a week on the farm and two in Johannesburg.
000005580

03.07.1911

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Send immediately Gregorowski opinion Gold Law and Township Act.
000005581

03.07.1911

12949 ESSOP MAHMAD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Enclosed Original receipt for 3 pound dated 18-10-1896.
000005579

05.07.1911

12948 CHOONILAL, PANACHAND 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

The case of Choonilal Panachand, who claims he never gave finger-prints, though Chamney, (the Registrar of Asiatics) said so
000005578

09.07.1911

12947 RAJOO V. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Gandhiji's reply: How did you enter Transvaal after the war?
000005576

12.07.1911

12945 MOSSA EBRAHIM WELLINGTON 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I burnt my certificate no. 9756. I was a Satyagrahi. Herewith my discharge pass of Germiston Jail.
000009535

25.07.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

10

Ahmedabad is preferable. because our purpose will better he served there: Remedy for tuberculosis is only open air and hour ishment through simple diet. My sattless dietary still Couliuues. Ba's & ?? and progress are due to this. Kalentan and children follow lue.
000005582

29.07.1911

12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

I congratulate you on your success over your fight with your lower-self by returning to Phoenix. In our same moments we rejoice at the brilliant fire burning in Gandhi and light our candle.
000005585

05.08.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

10,00,000 whites dominate 60,00,,000 blacks. If white taking away high moral sense of social obligation, we give them only our wine-shop and brothel the future of South Africa for Whites also is dark.
000005586

12.08.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

I shall try to complete it before 21st... But I cannot do so regarding those now in India. I have given reasons to Chamney ( Registrar of Asiatics) for lateness.
000005587

21.08.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

2

 
000005558

21.08.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

8

Herewith a revised list. Care has been taken to accept those who can show prima facie right, but we cannot vouchsafe. The list is not claimed as absolutely trustworthy.
000009537

10.09.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

3

You silence is annoying and doubly cri?? because you do not observe your duties to words your gather and do not fulfil your promise to write regularly. Both of you can coure and take part in ensuing fift. ?? Chanchi can come only if the is herself ?? ?? I right the in jail anyline.
000005589

11.10.1911

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I may return to South Africa directly owing to this probability. Glad you are back in Phoenix. Credit goes to passive resisters for success.
000005590

18.10.1911

12954 INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Trinidad Indians sympathise with you in your trials. Being your fellow.-countryman, we would like to get in touch with you.
000005591

20.10.1911

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

3

Glad it is settled at last. I was having a most anxious time. Bank balance was minimus. I spent a busy week lecturing.
000025564

24.10.1911

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

3

Manilal doctor coming there to ,attend the congress session wishes to propose a resolution on indentured labour, Please help him.
000025565

30.10.1911

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

4

It seems a mere inquiry from India I could spared was taken to mean an invitation to preside. The latter events have cleared the position. I know, today I am a misfit in Indian politics.
000005592

12.11.1911

12955 CORDES, John H. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

I have not met your equal regarding outward virtues. You are a mystic. But in neatness J. Krishnamurti surpasses you. Herewith the Trust Deed (of Gandhiji) duly signed by me and witness.
000005593

01.12.1911

13802 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

While pointing out some flaws, Winterbottom (Miss) praises Gandhiji's generosity and democracy and asks for his sympathy in her stand point that Jesus Christ preached only love and many texts notwithstanding.
000005594

06.12.1911

12957 POLAK, Maud (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

15

Your wholesale condemnation of education, railways, doctors etc. I do not agree with, (you) though I am with you in being against this mad craze for speed and luxury. Western civilisation has good points also.
000005595

07.12.1911

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12958 LANE, INTERIOR DEPT.

1

I do not think ( as Smuts thinks) that Imperial Conference Resolution affects the question. It covers only Alien Immigration. Any how Transvaal Immigration Act should be amended along my suggestions.
000025566

08.12.1911

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

4

I am sorry Reuter's message created such a complicated situation. I press again to visit South Africa.
000005596

13.12.1911

00000 "BLANK" 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

 
000005597

13.12.1911

12959 SAMME, Jeanette 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send your photograph.
000005598

21.12.1911

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Private Am asked show draft copy for your personal information. Can you call at... during morning ? Gandhiji's reply : ( manuscript copy on the same form) will call. Thanks.

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