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Correspondence: 1912
 

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000005603

01.01.1912

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1

No coloured person can own fixed property or carry on business or farming etc.
000005602

01.01.1912

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9

Text of the Bill (only some sections). Pencil remarks by Ritch showing its many flaws.
000033996

01.01.1912

09832 KALLENBACH, Hermann 00000 "BLANK"

102

Mr. H. Kellenbach has maintained a diary containing details of Gandhiji daily activities in South Africa during the years 1912 and 1913. It also contains the accounts of Gandhiji's expenditure:
000005599

11.01.1912

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

1

Dr. Mehta thinks:- I partly agree that the more: I stay the less interest shall I be able to infuse here: Singh requests you to send an Original photo of the bazaar group to advertise our cause.
000025532

12.01.1912

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

3

We are all glad to know that you are coming. Why not come here first and then go to England ?
000005619

21.01.1912

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5

Typed duplicated of 5604,5605,5606,5608,5613,5614,5617 and 5618 (2 copies)
000005600

23.01.1912

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

4

If you cannot defray London expenses, I shall carry on the office work without money as long as I can carry on my own typing office. But for our 4 years' work, Polak in India would have failed to stop indenture:
000005604

29.01.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

2

I object to - (1) Officer's decision made final regarding domicile wives and children. (2) Stiffer educational test for inter-migration. (3) Section 28 contemplates declaration under SN5602. Wire Reply.
000005601

29.01.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

2

(1) The Immigration Officer should not decide the legality of a wife or child. (2) Inter-provincial migration for educated Asiatics should be made easy. (3) Domiciled Asiatics should automatically be given certificates etc.
000005606

31.01.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

(1) The Officer's decision may be revised by Board and then by Minister. (2) No existing rights disturbed regarding inter-provincial migration. (3) It is quite reasonable to make a declaration under 5602.
000005607

31.01.1912

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

3

From 1-11-11 to 24-2-1912. Total expenditure pound.127-11-0; including payment to Celia 3 pound0, Salary pound 50, Rent pound 10.
000005605

31.01.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Second reading is not until 8th February. Matters mentioned in your telegram are being considered.
000005609

01.02.1912

12964 SCHLESIN (?) (Miss) 13739 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.)

1

Herewith correspondence between Mr. Gandhi and Our General (Smuts J.C.). You will see it is just possible that the struggle may be revived.
000005608

01.02.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12911 INTERIOR

2

Indians will never be satisfied Board's control view past experience. Legal right disturbed by depriving subject right judicial appeal. Giving declaration under Chapter 33 against the whole spirit of Passive Resistance etc.
000005610

01.02.1912

14098 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 12901 HOSKEN, William

1

I am directed by Mr. Gandhi to hand you the enclosed copies (5601,5604,5605,5606,5608(?)) of the correspondence between him and Smuts.
000005615

02.02.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

2nd February. Hope to be able to reply to your wire of 1st February on Monday.
000005611

02.02.1912

12967 MAKADAM WOOD STOCK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Resolutions wanted by wire public meeting of Union(British Indian Union) Sunday. 2nd reading of the Bill Thursday.
000005612

03.02.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12968 BRITISH INDIAN UNION

1

Protest against- (1) discretion officer regarding domicile wife children. (2) new education test for provincial-migration and for over sea also etc.
000005616

06.02.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12911 INTERIOR

1

Still await wire as promised yours 2nd instant.
000005614

07.02.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12911 INTERIOR

1

Thanks. Possible avoid struggle if Bill amended secure existing legal rights inter-provincial migration (of) educated Asiatics.
000005613

07.02.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

5

(1) Section 5 does not preclude appeal to Law Courts; (2) Considering your objection regarding Orangia chapter 33 declaration not necessary. Use your undoubted influence for solution wexed problem etc.
000005622

08.02.1912

12970 KALIDAS, K. (Kimberley) 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

Please send us draft of resolutions for our mass meeting and give us necessary advice regarding the points we should object to.
000005618

08.02.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12911 INTERIOR

2

No assurance short of retention of existing legal position can satisfy passive resisters. My submission hither to purely regarding provisional settlement. Reserve right criticise Bill regarding other Objections.
000005621

08.02.1912

08295 RITCH, L. W. 12468 TRANSVAAL LEADER

3

I fully support the United Hebrew) Association's protest The Bill is thoroughly bad and full of traps. The innocent has to prove his innocence etc.
000005617

08.02.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

2

Smuts considering inter-provincial-migration and hopes to be able to give you satisfactory assurances regarding Natal and Cape.
000005623

09.02.1912

08295 RITCH, L. W. 12970 KALIDAS, K. (Kimberley)

1

(1) Rights of domiciled Asiatics will be virtually confiscated and no future certificate of domicile to be issued. (2) Wives cannot inter-migrate etc.
000005624

12.02.1912

12971 ALEXANDER, Morris (M. P.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I had already noted your points. Am trying to put up a big fight and hope to see the Immigration Bill Substantially amended.
000005626

15.02.1912

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

1

(Does section 5 oust Law Courts.) Your opinion proved most valuable last year. I enclose (1) Statement for your view now (2) Section 8 Orangia Law (3) The Bill etc.
000005625

15.02.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

2

I am taking legal opinion regarding your assurance of no ban against resort to Law Courts and no need for declaration under Orangia Law sec.33 etc.
000005627

15.02.1912

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3

(1) Does Section 5 oust Law Courts. (2) How do absentee educated Indians in Natal and cape stand. (3) What is the difference between domicile and entitled to reside? Compare this bill with the past generally etc.
000005628

19.02.1912

12973 "ASIATICS" 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Police asked pass Mahomed. Please obtain written undertaking from Bhagat he will repatriate boy 3 months at own expense.
000005629

19.02.1912

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

1

This is the same as the old one. Seems aimed at Asiatics and other British Subjects from the East. The whole object is to exclude courts.
000005630

20.02.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12974 GREGOROWSKI, R.

1

I quite agree that the Bill in an awful humbug. One way to fight it successfully is to get your valuable opinion.
000005632

20.02.1912

12911 INTERIOR 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Smuts regrets that pressure of work has made it impossible for Smuts to consider till now the questions raised by you. Also inform Hamidia Society.
000005631

20.02.1912

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4

I do not think that in any respect the new draft is less restrictive that the old. The test is more strict as the Immigration Officer selects the language and the Court can hardly interfere etc.
000009534

23.02.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

7

You letter is a surprise. There is ?? to he ashamed of your want of education. Whatever good ?? etc. You see among our children is not due to the ?? education system that is inherent in our lation.
000005633

23.02.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Some important debates being now over, I think the Bill might come in the 1st week. Your letter will be replied to as soon as the Minister can go into the matter you raise.
000005634

24.02.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

(1) The Bill does oust Law Courts except by way of Mandamus. (2) Even Registered Transvaal Indians may be required to furnish proof of domicile before they can bring their family, and- (3) Educated Indians to make declarations.
000005635

26.02.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12971 ALEXANDER, Morris (M. P.)

1

Do you know why it is delayed so long ? (or) Is it again going to be hung up like last ? Herewith Legal Opinion by Gregorowski r.
000005636

29.02.1912

12971 ALEXANDER, Morris (M. P.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please send me reliable affidavits to strengthen my hands in dealing with the autocratic powers proposed to be given to them.
000005637

01.03.1912

12978 MACDONALD (Mrs.) (?) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

We carried on the experiment for a few months but found ourselves unequal to the strain of our principles. But made many Indian contacts and hence the production of the play "Buddha"
000022878

11.03.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08062 MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.)

2

Introduces two persons who have taken vows of Celibacy and who wish to work under the correspondent.
000005638

16.03.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Am instructing Registrar to issue permit 3 months to enable Chumat arrange to send the boy back to India.
000005641

19.03.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12911 INTERIOR

1

Could you now inform me regarding the Bill ? Have cabled from India inquiring about it.
000005639

19.03.1912

00000 "BLANK" 02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss)

4

As requested by you and promised over the 'phone by me, I beg to enclose a pencil copy of the regulations.
000005642

20.03.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Impossible to forecast date of debate as there is a very congested order paper. Will inform when possible.
000005643

04.04.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

Is it at all likely to be reached this session or will be abandoned ? If the latter, some new arrangement will be needed.
000026447

06.04.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

5

Try to see only the good in others. If you cannot do it do report to me misdeeds of others. Do your duty without caring for the result.
000005644

09.04.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

No intention of abandoning Bill Letter follows.
000005645

09.04.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

To provide work for the senate Government are taking their Bills viz. Irrigation etc. first. Immigration Bill is not to be given up.
000005646

11.04.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

I hope it does not mean that those who pass the Immigration Educational test will be asked to resubmit to the test (and will be- plucked- ploughed) before entering Orangia.
000005647

17.04.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your interpretation of the letter (regarding the Bill) to the Chamber of Commerce is quite the correct one.
000005648

25.04.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You are asking a lot. In my opinion (entirely personal) I say about 12th June. Officially I cannot give you any date.
000005649

03.05.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Pending legislation permitting 6 educated Indians, Mr. Manilal Doctor should apply for a temporary permit if he wants to visit Transvaal
000005651

14.05.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Any person such as described in Chapter 33, Orangia who has been permitted to enter the Union or Orange Free State cannot hold fixed property or carry on trade or farming in Orange Free State.
000005650

14.05.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

This amendment, Government's legal advisers believe, will do away with the necessity of a declaration (under chapter 33 Orangia) by educated Indians regarding domicile a new clause will meet with your support.
000005653

21.05.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

4

The original draft, which makes interesting reading on account of the portion scratched out.
000005652

21.05.1912

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

1

It is satisfactory if it means that the declaration is unnecessary. May I suggest that the clause provides definitely that the declaration will not be required. I hope the other difficulties will also be met.
000005654

31.05.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

Smuts wants to meet our objection by lax administration. But that will not satisfy passive resisters. We want a legal recognition of old rights
000005659

01.06.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12973 "ASIATICS"

2

They represent H.H. The Aga Khan and are visiting centres of Khoja Muslims. Venture trust you will issue permits.
000005655

17.06.1912

12980 DAWOOD H. KATHOR 00166 TIMES OF INDIA

1

Let alone polygamous, but even monogamous Indian Muslims marriage is invalidated on the ground of its being contract under a law that permits polygamy. All this to drive us out of South Africa.
000005656

25.06.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12911 INTERIOR

1

View prorogation Parliament may I know Government's intention regarding Immigration Bill and future working Settlement.
000005658

27.06.1912

12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

It may mean nothing. We all know Gandhiji dislikes and refuses body-guards, but you do watch him without attracting his attention.
000005657

27.06.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have to acknowledge your wire of to-day regarding the Immigration Bill and to inform you that the matter is under consideration.
000005676

01.07.1912

12993 CORRESPONDENT, A 12995 ONS LAND (Newspaper)

1

The Native will after 25 years, be superior to the poor whites and the white farmer- and all this by efforts of the Whites themselves ?
00005681A

01.07.1912

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

2

Now after two years, I am able to take up that matter. Does Phoenix suit Albert? I hope he lessens your burden.
000005677

01.07.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

M. Abdoola, after getting large credit, disappeared. His 'trustee' Essaok then did the same and S. Ahmed a second "Trustee."
000005660

06.07.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

Whilst I am anxious not to worry General Smuts, I am bound to satisfy my many inquirers. Can you now reply(to 5656) ?
000005661

08.07.1912

14099 ABDUL KARIM HAJI ADAM 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

20

Herewith all documents etc. regarding agreement. Please give us detailed instruction. See that the case does not go to court and advise Haji Dada accordingly.
000005662

16.07.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Government regret very much the impossibility of carrying the measure: The administration of the existing laws will continue as in the past.
000005663

17.07.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

I understand that it will, pending final satisfactory solution I take it the certain educated Asiatics will be admitted this year also.
000005665

18.07.1912

12984 COMMERCIAL AGENT FOR AUSTRALIA 12985 DOCTOR, Manilal M.

5

I enclose 3 letters for your information. You will do well to interview in Melbourne department of External Affairs to arrange matters. Enclosures show how Mr. Manilal was allowed to land in Australia on his way to Fiji after cables were exchanged.
000005664

18.07.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Replying to Lord Ampthill, Lord Emneot said that the Government were satisfied with the proposed Bill which could not be brought this session. There was no change regarding marriages as South Africa recognised only monogamy.
000005666

19.07.1912

12911 INTERIOR 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

It will continue pending passage legislation. 6 educated Indians will be admitted this year also not subject registration.
000005667

19.07.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have to confirm the wire (5666). Please furnish me with the names of 6 educated Asiatics; whom you wish admitted this year.
000005669

22.07.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

He is given a temporary permit pending Legislation will Government authorise the issue of licence without production of registration certificate?
000005668

22.07.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14096 INTERIOR DEPT.

1

I shall submit the names of 6 educated Indians for entry, for this year, in due course.
000005670

22.07.1912

12986 SHAPURJI S. DOORBIN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please accept me as one. I am a 2nd Mechanical Engineer 9 years resident in Natal, doing business and writing account books.
000005671

23.07.1912

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2

To make one who was, the chief Opponent of Smuts regarding Smuts' Immigration Bill, Minister of Interior is practically the reversal of Smuts' policy and gives offence to Indians.
000024172

27.07.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08314 MANSUKHA

2

States that as his telegram to send Dr. Manilal remained unreplied. Gandhiji thought that he was not willing to relieve the doctor. For the reasons however he is going to fiji and Gandhiji hopes people there will make him comfortable and awail of his presence.
000005672

27.07.1912

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

4

Sir O.Phillips tells me that things would be put right. I am sorry to drop the matter as the question of principle remains unsolved.
000005673

27.07.1912

12989 ROYAPPEN ? JOSEPH 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

The cunning of the secretaries killed the enthusiasm of young boys. Muslims business unite to oust (Christians) young men.
000005681

27.07.1912

00120 INDIANS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

32

Some of the applications received by Gandhiji. Gandhiji was asked to select the six educated Indians who could enter Transvaal.
000025533

28.07.1912

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

2

Give me information about the date of your arrival and of your entourage. You will have a royal programme.
000005675

29.07.1912

12992 NAIDOO, S. R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We shall be glad of your advice in the matter. My friend is refused permission to land having exceeded his time and the case has gone up.
000005674

29.07.1912

01620 CHRISTOPHER, A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The subscription system will not ensure representation of all communities. Regret that your replies were unsatisfactory.
000005678

30.07.1912

12996 NATAL BANK 13472 MADANJIT V.

1

Kindly inform us if powers of attorney granted by you on 19-10-1904 and 25-3-1904 in favour of Gandhiji are still in force.
000005680

30.07.1912

12999 KHAN, R. K. (Rahim K.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The parties will have to sign a declaration of Transference and appoint an agent at Pmburg to accept the trust etc.
000005679

31.07.1912

13008 PATHER S. R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Natal Indian Congress will be strengthened if a little more attention was paid to Non-Muslim interests. Hindus also should be officials.
000005682

01.08.1912

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I think it was for the good and benefit of their illiterate Compatriots - not for their own individual benefit. What is your views.
000005683

01.08.1912

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Everything will be done for his convenience in landing or proceeding to whatever places he desires to visit with his secretary.
000005684

01.08.1912

13000 GODBOLE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Our programme is that Gokhale should put at Hindoos. We want to give a separate address even if a United Address be given
000005685

02.08.1912

13001 RAMJEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Though the superintendent visits location for the last three years, only since last February cases are being failed. For the last three months zoolum.
000005697

03.08.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

1

Educated Indians would certainly serve their community while serving themselves. I was never intended to allow entry of those only who did nothing for their own benefit. Sodha's case was distinctly mentioned.
000005686

03.08.1912

12999 KHAN, R. K. (Rahim K.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I thought it wanted merely the signatures. The description of the property is as follows.
000025534

04.08.1912

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

6

Chalks out a tentative programme, opines that if Government backs out Indian like him will fight to the finish and thanks for obtaining another donation from the Tata.
000005687

04.08.1912

00296 OLD INDIAN COLONIST, An 13003 TRANSVAAL LEADER

1

They migrate or vegetate. They should have been taught farming. Better still they should open small shops. They will succeed like Indians.
000005688

06.08.1912

13004 ROYAPPEN J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

They do not take any interest either in the ("Indian Opinion") paper or in the movement. Prizes , say of pound 5 each, should be offered for best essays on burning topics of the day relating Indians.
000005690

11.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Judge: President quashed the conviction on the ground that there is discrimination between Europeans and coloured in the bye-law.
000005689

11.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

"Coloureds" cannot be got to see the vital importance of avoiding infection. They conceal cases for fear of isolation etc.
000005692

13.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

He proposed that permit be required for establishment of a location and that no White be allowed to reside in such location.
000005693

13.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The court held that though his was not a "Kaffir eating house"; the Municipality could control all such places. No cost to any party.
000005705

15.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Though very little cause for complaint was found regarding sanitation in one house a Dhobi was found sleeping on clothing given for Washing, to him.
000005710

16.08.1912

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

7

Ba (Mrs. Gandhi: Kasturba) Ani and Kishan are ill. The Gokhale Souvenir must be excellent. Hindu Conference is an "awful humbug"; not even advertisement should be published.
00005710A

16.08.1912

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

6

He is bitter against you 2 brothers. If you return it by heart-felt love, the bitterness will mellow down if it will not disappear wholly.
00005710B

16.08.1912

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

4

I am engrossed in teaching. Boys are making very rapid progress. I sometime fear too rapid.
000005696

16.08.1912

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Until legislation validating residence of specially exempted Indians. I regret I cannot issue licence to Sodha.
000005695

16.08.1912

13008 PATHER S. R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

What do you intend doing about Congress. Please let me know something regarding Mr. Gokhale's visit.
000005694

16.08.1912

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have got a long list, some putting forward reasonable claims. Please send me the names you want immigration for.
000005708

17.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Against- (1) giving Johannesburg Municipality the power to grant licences to trade (2) Pass Laws, (3) neglecting to regulate relations between Whitemen and Black-women etc.
000005707

17.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Very difficult constitutional problems have arisen regarding the provincial councils to legislate on Asiatics etc. and hence the delay.
000005706

17.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

"An Indian was found sleeping on clothing" This should forewarn Whites regarding their Laundry work. Patronise "The Place."
000005709

17.08.1912

13015 TAX PAYER 06000 EDITOR

1

The objection that this policy causes an excess of pound 6000 a year is unpatriotic. It will mean reversion to barbarism eventually.
000005699

19.08.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS

1

Consultations are being held as to the names to submit the list of the fillest from among the many received.
000005698

19.08.1912

12992 NAIDOO, S. R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We are making collections. We have decided to invite Gokhale to visit Kimberley. Will you also accompany him?
000005700

20.08.1912

13009 WARERSON R. B. 13010 RAND DAILY MAIL

1

I intend to be a Passive Resister to the Defence Act by refusing to lift a rifle etc; as a protest against this class legislation intended to protest the propertied classes.
000005588

23.08.1912

00582 MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

His body is like a paper-bag. Albumen is now added to (his) diabetes, all due to mental exertion. He requires one year's rest but he will not take it. He comes as a 'public man' but must be spared.
000005701

23.08.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Both the Indians failed. Acting Chief Judge held that not the Court but the Immigration Officer should be satisfied regarding the claim. If in good faith, the Officer is not satisfied he can prohibit immigration.
000005702

24.08.1912

01620 CHRISTOPHER, A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

At the last meeting of the Durban United Indian Sports Association you were unanimously elected. Please accept.
000005703

27.08.1912

13012 OFFICER UNDER SECTION 6 OF 17 13014 SOOAHAJI (NO. 77167)

1

To show cause why you should not summarily be adjudged to pay pound 24-5-0 for the licence to remain in this colony.
000005704

27.08.1912

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1

Some coloureds were refused 1st class tickets which they wanted when they wanted when they were not allowed to sit with Europeans in 2nd class. The policy of Segregation must be definitely maintained and clearly laid down.
000009536

28.08.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

4

Why do you not ?? I fail to understand. Why debt was incurred to celerrald goaldas' ??
000005711

03.09.1912

00157 GANDHI, M.K. 12911 INTERIOR

1

Venture think decision will arouse religious bitterness, no matter what their past conduct. Trust Government will reconsider.
000032387

05.09.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

1

Gandhiji advises Harilal to study Sanskrit instead of French. Harilal had opted for French. Gandhiji wants him to reconsider and opt for the studies in Sanskrit if he thought fit.
000009542

05.09.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

10

I write regularly. I am surprised that you do not get them. Ba is very ill your resistance to learn French and(not Sanskrit) is nothing but waste of time and money. Treat this as friendly advice rather than intrusion.
000005712

07.09.1912

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3

A Deputation of Natives explained to "Express". Editor the injustice done to Natives in being refused trade-licences in locations even, though these were given to Asiatics. The Editorial Note supports Natives.
000005713

08.09.1912

12136 DUNGARSHI MORARJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Can we give an address if we collect about pound 5 ? The amount is small as I fear local Muslims may not contribute. Reply: Separate address not possible.
000005714

10.09.1912

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1

The Traders etc. of Krugersdorp are given up in arms regarding coloured competition. A meeting will be held, the mayor to preside.
000005715

10.09.1912

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1

The Supreme Court held that the lease of the property to Amod was illegal and granted damages to the claimant (the super landlord).
000005716

13.09.1912

12683 REGISTRAR OF ASIATICS 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

1

Police asked pass two boys and girls
000005718

23.09.1912

13020 MUSLIM M. R. SOCIETY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Muslims Mastic Reading Society has unanimously decided to present a fitting address. Please draft me. We will decorate it etc.
000005719

24.09.1912

13021 NAIK, N. B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Smythe Administrator agrees to preside if the Address (to Mr. Gokhale) is non-political. Is it so ? Reply: It is non-political.
000005720

25.09.1912

13022 BHAGVATIDIN B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

Complaint that Shankaranand's (Swami) party is unscrupulous; and creates a schism among Hindus. We better drop Hindu Address etc.
000005721

01.10.1912

14096 INTERIOR DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

It can be easily arranged. When Gokhale's interview with the Premier and Interior Minister is fixed let me know. I shall see that Smuts is free then. I hope Tolstoy Farm (Phoenix Settlement) prospers through the draft is trying for farmers.
000005722

02.10.1912

13023 INDIANS OF DELGOA BAY 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Please include ours as one item in the programme. If he comes here by Railway, some of us will go to receive him, up to Portuguese Territory.
000005723

03.10.1912

13024 PANDAY Lachman 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Many are poor and so ill-clad and dirty. They are afraid to go to the Town Hall where the general Address is to be given. So please arrange.
000005724

03.10.1912

13024 PANDAY Lachman 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

If division is shown among Indians it does not matter as Hindus can never unite such is causing a split among Hindus.
000005725

04.10.1912

14200 RUTHNAM H.SECY.RECEPTION COM. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

All sections of South Coast Line are united for this purpose. We are arranging to run a special train etc.
000005726

07.10.1912

14101 SIRDAR (Glencoe Collieries) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We are poor but we want to do our little best. Please let us know the minimum expenses and if he will design to visit us.
000005727

08.10.1912

13027 GOPAUL (Jt. Secretary, Maritzburg) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Smythe, Natal Administrator has consented to preside. Please let me know the approximate date and assure us that Gokhales reception is "non-party."
000005728

09.10.1912

13028 BHAGAWATIDIN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

He (Shankaranand's Party) refuses to call a public meeting to settle the dispute between u.s. We call a meeting therefore: Wire Advice.
000005729

09.10.1912

14103 BENJAMIN (Sec. Mad. Indian Ass.Huguemot) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for the draft which being nice and sweet we are placing the order in the hands of the engraver.
000005730

09.10.1912

12970 KALIDAS, K. (Kimberley) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

You are to reach Cape Town 4 or 5 days before Gokhale's arrival. So please drop here to advice us regarding reception.
000005691

11.10.1912

14100 ONTONG, J. W. 12468 TRANSVAAL LEADER

1

This to thank publicly those who espoused our cause. The School Board treats us unfairly. Mr. Stallard's opposition to us was a surprise.
000015661

12.10.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05912 HOUGH, Eleanor M. (Miss)

1

Expresses inability to send for the required introduction.
000015915

16.10.1912

09172 RAJAGOPALACHARI, C. 00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

7

Rajaji's thoughts about his happy stay at Ashram, "Young India" issue, urgency to go to Madras, Consequences of Bapu's fast and decisions of the Unity conference, misuse of Bapu's draft resolution by Mohammad ali who believd his better nature and give a wrong turn to Mussalman thought.
000009544

16.10.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

2

You have mis understood my encouragement to Sorabjee Parsee. In my opinion his case is more justifiable you of course cannot be considered. I can under stand Get your conduct with chanchi has proved risky. Control over just is not easy.
000015914

16.10.1912

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3

Containing press communiques regarding the end of the fast, Gandhiji's appeal, Unity Conference etc.
000015913

16.10.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Cutting containing leaderetter with heading "Unity before Everything Else".
000015911

16.10.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05463 VICEROY

2

I intend to visit Kohat in Company of some Musalman and Hindu friends to find out causes of Hindu Muslim dissensions.
000015912

16.10.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05463 VICEROY

2

Fair copy of 15911.
000023810

04.11.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08257 SASTRIAR

2

Informs how to succed Gokhale's visit to South Africa has been; how he was received.
000005738

05.11.1912

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4

Bye-Laws, Governing the conduct of the public of the Municipality of Krugersdorp Section 8: No Native, Asiatic or Coloured Person shall be allowed the use of any seat in the park.
000005731

09.11.1912

14201 RAHIM, S. M. (Sec.Cape Br.Indian Union) 08404 GOKHALE, Gopal Krishna

1

The enclosed cutting shows how the Whites have always some insulting remarks to offer. Hoping success to you.
000005732

09.11.1912

08476 RAMJEE RAO, V. 13032 CAPE TIMES

1

The author relates instances of law cunning from as succession of his Indian tenants. Gokhale teaches Indians rights, some one would go round teaching their duties.
000005733

12.11.1912

04936 MUNICIPALITY 13034 DESAI, C. H. (Krugersdorp)

1

The Park Curator was acting under clause 8 of the Councils' Bye-Laws in asking Indians to vacate the bench.
000005734

21.11.1912

13034 DESAI, C. H. (Krugersdorp) 04936 MUNICIPALITY

1

Please let me know whether this distinction obtained in all towns. Send me a copy of your Bye-laws as I want to consult a lawyer.
000005735

28.11.1912

12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

Saltless diet has improved my health. I would be only partially repaying my debt to you people if my example makes you live simpler. If we all help towards the realisation of Gandhiji's ideals, his unselfish work for us would be repaid.
000005736

28.11.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

1

Thanks programme convenient Gokhales' health unsatisfactory. Spare him trouble.
000005737

05.12.1912

04936 MUNICIPALITY 13034 DESAI, C. H. (Krugersdorp)

1

Herewith a copy of the Bye-laws governing the conduct of the Public. The laws relate to Krugarsdorp only. Please send one Shilling.
000026451

15.12.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

3

I do not keep late hours nor rise very early. Perhaps as my is cropped very short I appeared to be ill.
000009545

16.12.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09443 TYABJI, Abbas S.

1

Being uncertain who will be able to attend All India congress committee. I send this if you cannot attend send your criticism. the draft is not for publication.
00005741A

17.12.1912

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14104 CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER

2

In terms of the provisional settlement I understand that permits have been sanctioned to Mr. Rayappen etc. Please let me have them.
000005741

17.12.1912

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

2

See Paul, Subraniam, Dada, Sheth etc. All this is possible if there is harmony in Phoenix. It is your duty and work to bring it.
000005739

17.12.1912

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4

Hindu and Muslim priests can solemnise; if the marrying parties sign or have witnesses, or if minors, their parents do so etc.
000005740

17.12.1912

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

A rough pencil draft of receipts and expenditure: Receipt pound 502-3-0, Expense pound 768-0-0. Debit Balance pound 265-17-0.
000025567

28.12.1912

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

4

People there do not understand the fight clearly. I am sorry for the mismanagement that gave you cause for trouble. I have cabled for more funds. Can you name somebody whom I can send report regularly.

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