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Correspondence: 1914
 

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000005924

03.01.1914

13124 JEBB, Richard 13125 MORNING POST

1

That is practical solution to induce disgruntled Indians to emigrate. The Transvaal British Indian Association had suggested it in 1907. Britain (British) should pay for it.
000005935

06.01.1914

13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane) 13133 O'BRIEN, James V.

1

The matter is receiving attention
000032389

20.01.1914

09264 GANDHI, Lakshmidas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

9

Laxmidas Gandhi, elder brother of Gandhiji, writes about his fast deteriorating health. His liver is upset, getting fever frequently. He takes only milk, curds and tea. He has a keen desire to Gandhiji, wants to go to S. Africa to see Gandhiji before his death. He would entrust his sons to Gandhiji. Ref. to Harilal Gandhi, his marriage and education. Repeats his desire to see Gandhiji. Hence wants Gandhiji to send him a telegram on receipt of this letter.
000005925

21.01.1914

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

1

Being bound by a pledge not to give evidence before an All-white commission, we will not lead evidence, but to help Government we suspend passive resistance and will help Sir B.Robertson and not dissuade any one from giving evidence.
000005926

21.01.1914

14113 GORGES, E. M. (Interior Department) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Government will not offer negative evidence regarding charges of harsh treatment to Indians. The release of passive resistance prisoners had already been ordered.
000005929

22.01.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08619 GOKHALE

2

We as passive resisters refrain from reviving old sores. Government reciprocates We considered also Viceroy's and your feelings Agreement Joint work Andrews self (Andrews) presents last interview.
000005928

22.01.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13128 DEPUTATION

1

Provisional agreement We not assisting commission owing solemn declaration but helping Robertson. Passive resistance suspended. Prisoners being released.
000005927

27.01.1914

13127 GANDHI, Jamnadas K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

I am fully recovered but very weak The water here is very heavy and I cannot digest food properly. Reserve some mangoes for me.
000005936

28.01.1914

13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane) 13133 O'BRIEN, James V.

1

Being such he was detained by the Immigration Officer. He must apply to Immigration Officer for the permit to pass Orangia and also to enter Natal.
000005930

02.02.1914

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2

Muslim and Hindu monogamous marriages be legalised whether performed in South Africa or India. Only such marriages past or future to be recorded by Muslim of Hindu can have with him other 'wives' not legally recognised.
000005932

06.02.1914

13130 NATHOOBHAI, J. 13131 NATAL INDIAN ASSOCIATION

8

Enclosed please find detailed account of monies locally collected and expended in this District.(Dundee District)
000005933

06.02.1914

13132 O'BRIEN, James V. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith correspondence regarding brutal treatment to Karodia I admire your courage and persistence My fellow country men fighting for ages past.
000005931

06.02.1914

00250 JUSTICE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

His Excellency has signed minute for release of a number of Indian prisoners Being released immediately. Names can be had of Prison Dept.
000005937

06.02.1914

12189 GOVERNOR-GENERAL, Secretary to 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your telegram received Have asked Dept, of Justice to telegraph reply to you.
000005939

09.02.1914

14205 HAMIDIYA ISLAMIC SOCIETY 13141 ROBERTSON, Benjamin (Sir)

2

(A Detailed explanation of each of the grievances mentioned above) Sir B. Robertson asked to try to remedy them
000005938

09.02.1914

14205 HAMIDIYA ISLAMIC SOCIETY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

All 300 but 3 appeal to you regarding Travel Restriction, Holding Property Township Trading, Gold law, Permits to Children etc. for residence, Tram- Travelling and marriage according to Islamic Law.
000005940

11.02.1914

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1

The Magistrate (Dixon) ruled that the boys being no longer minors he had no jurisdiction under Act 2 of 1907. He advised a test case appeal.
000005941

23.02.1914

13137 WAGNER (Solicitor) 13138 VYAS, J. P.

2

As our clients are too poor to appeal to the Supreme Court, we propose doing nothing until Ismael is arrested When we shall appear to the Immigration Board.
000009543

25.02.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

7

No use your asking pardon and my pardoning you as you do not seem to improve. I would not dilate upon your duties as son and I myself would decide mine. Disregarding my wish you have spoiled your health. Chanchi cannot be with you if you want to study. I doubt your honesty and regard for us. and dis lisce your behaviour Ba is seriously ill and is reduced to a skeleton etc.
000005942

26.02.1914

13139 DEFENCE DEPT. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Smuts appreciates your motive and so will not enquire into the matter? Regarding interview he intends to await the commission's report before decision of legislation regarding Indians.
000005943

26.02.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

10

(A letter brimming over with love for Gandhiji) Andrews thinks India to be the mother source or fountain of the spiritual wisdom of the world. Jesus even getting it from India.
000025535

27.02.1914

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

8

Andrews and Pearson are good men Lis Benjamin is hopeless, insincere and creates complications by his behaviour, when I leave for India I shall have about 20 persons with me. I will come and see you. While in India I shall keep mum for one year as suggested by you.
000005944

27.02.1914

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

1

Steps are now being taken to submit their names for release to the Governor General for approval.
000032390

03.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00545 GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

2

Ref. to illness of Jamnadas. Gandhiji's suggestions regarding diet, etc. His suggestions regarding cultivating good habits. e.g. not to take a sleep in the afternoon. Suggestions regarding use of headwear, footwear. Ref. to Miss Schleshin, Miss Marie, who may go to India. Ref. to Mr. Pollock, Mr. Rich and Mr. Kellenbech. Ref. to Manilal and his training.
000032169

03.03.1914

       

1

 
000032168

03.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07059 JAMNADAS

2

 
000005945

04.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13136 ROBERTSON, Benjamin (Sir)

2

Gandhi's elucidation of the points; (1) Immigration (2) Dealers' Licences (3) Transvaal Gold Law (4) Law 3 of 1885 (5) Education etc.
000005946

06.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13136 ROBERTSON, Benjamin (Sir)

1

The highest court now declares illegitimate the children of de facto monogamous marriages. Such children and those of wives administratively admitted must be protected.
000005954

06.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13136 ROBERTSON, Benjamin (Sir)

3

Gandhiji's suggestions.
000026462

11.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

5

Regular respirations, olive oil etc. will cure you of your cough. Do you sums and Sanskrit regularly. English can be improved by corresponding in that language.
000025864

13.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00394 ANDREWS, C. F.

5

I am using your letter with modification for the '"Indian Opinion"'. Convey my condolences to your father. My wife was unwell. Benjamin says the report will be satisfactory. Reprint of your lecture is in great demand. My elder brother died in India.
000005953

16.03.1914

13228 NATARAJAN (India Committee) 13145 RESISTER

1

Reuter gives forecast; (1) repeal 3 pound tax(2)Satisfactory marriage amendment Do not commit yourself before Indian committee's reply. Gokhale agrees
000005952

19.03.1914

13228 NATARAJAN (India Committee) 13145 RESISTER

2

(Indian) Committee (Bombay) agree legislation; recommended essential but wish no revival passive resistance unless the recommendations not legalised etc.
000026456

22.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

2

I wish you be a model of character to others and that by your exemplary conduct. See Harilal's letter. He has fallen but the fault is mine and not his.
000005947

24.03.1914

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

1

You will be informed as to when the Government will publish a draft bill later on. It is being drafted now. You can go to Phoenix.
000005949

25.03.1914

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1

A Transvaal Muslim mass meeting condemned the recommendations regarding marriages, of the commission and informed the public that Gandhi and Polak have no right or authority to represent Muslim in (that) their concerns
000005948

27.03.1914

14134 MATHEW, M. (Magistrate) 13091 GOVINDOO (GOVINDAH), Rugoo (Raghu)

1

The necessary authority for the issue of the Gun Powder has not been received yet. You will have a permit then.
000023823

27.03.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00412 SHRADDHANAND (Swami)

3

Pays compliments for the help during the Civil Disobedience movement in South Africa Praises him and hopes to see the Gurukula etc.
000005951

27.03.1914

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1

Three Muslims visit the news paper office and refute the statement by Polak that Indians are satisfied with the commission's recommendations; especially regarding single marriage Gandhi and Polak do not represent us.
000005950

30.03.1914

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

8

Herewith Robertson Correspondence (5945 and 5946) Also cables from India and Natal Advertiser extract. How is Mrs. Gandhi's health? Write daily.
000005955

31.03.1914

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Every one is very anxious that he should return. Maganbhai also should come now Jamnadas also for his marriage.
000025536

01.04.1914

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

3

My wife is on deathbed. If you insist I shall go to India via England (to meet you) provided she improves or dies. While in India, rest assured I shall keep mum for one year except on South Africa question.
000026448

03.04.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

1

I approve of your new time tabe. Stick to it. Do not mind other' criticism Ba is getting a little better.
000005956

05.04.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

10

(A letter of deep reverence and love for Gokhale. Eulogy for his love, self-sacrifice etc. Giving anecdotes of his bearing on them)
000005958

08.04.1914

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

1

These have been asked for in the case of those educated Indians who were given temporary Certificate after 1911 and who settled. Why are they refused.
000005957

08.04.1914

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

1

Past such marriages should legalised and future such should be recognised as legal. Railway Department should be asked to stop the deduction from the wages of labours of instalments in part payment of the 3 pound tax.
000005959

08.04.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

"It is just as you feared, only worse" Extracts from 'Bengalee' 'Jam-e-Jamshed,'Times of India' etc. quoted to show that for the settlement the whole credit was given to Sir Robertson and Gandhi blamed for obstinacy
000005960

13.04.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

12

(Another letter of Andrews to Gandhiji in which he opens the recesses of his heart to Gandhiji) "The call has come to follow Christ in this summons to Bolpur and I cannot past any fear of man in the place of that call"
000005962

15.04.1914

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

1

The question of issue is under consideration I am communicating with Mr. Chamney to grant extension of temporary permits.
000005961

16.04.1914

13151 LANE E. F. C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter is being passed to the Interior Dept. who will answer the question you raise.
000026449

17.04.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

3

It is quite proper that we eat, sleep etc. sitting on ground. Majority does that. I do not know why Ekadashi is selected for fasting but fasting once a fasting is good for body and mind. Do maintain regularity in everything.
000026450

20.04.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

4

Do see friends and do for them what you can. I cannot approve of your upto date fashionable dress.
000005963

30.04.1914

05312 MATHEW (Magistrate) 13152 GOVINDAH, Rugoo

1

The necessary authority for the issue of the powder has not arrived yet.
000005964

30.04.1914

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1

Judgement was reserved in the case. The appellant contended that class Legislation could not be brought by the back-door of regulations.
000005965

01.05.1914

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2

A number of points jotted down by Gandhiji with regards to which settlement was to be made Definition of child other wives etc.
000005966

01.05.1914

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1

The argument of Chinese inferiority to the whites is sheer hypocrisy. It is his superiority that necessitates protection from him
000005967

02.05.1914

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4

Krugersdorp vs. Hassan The Plaintiff sues for removal of the defendant from a location which the Plaintiff closes and costs of suit etc. Also relevant sections of Law.
000025537

06.05.1914

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

5

My wife is better. I do wish to meet you. I can leave South Africa if and when the settlement is made effective by legislation. Otherwise the struggle may renewed.
000005968

06.05.1914

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

1

Matter being looked into at Pretoria. Individual cases of restricted immigrants should be reported at Pretoria, where I am sending your wire:
000005969

14.05.1914

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5

Mining Commissioner sues Ritch for permitting an Indian to occupy stands in Bocksburg unlawfully and for ejectment
000005970

19.05.1914

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

1

Could I know for satisfying inquirers when Indian legislation likely (to) be introduced
000005971

20.05.1914

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

1

Appointment could be made next week if desired by you Bill to be introduced week following
000005972

22.05.1914

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

1

Reaching Cape Wednesday morning Hope (to) report myself then
000005974

22.05.1914

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

1

Request favourable reply regarding photos. Indian getting aGitated If delay decision instruct issue temporary passes.
000005973

22.05.1914

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1

(1) South Africa Born Indian to enter Cape. (2) Indentured Indian after 1895 (3) Free state (4) Marriages & (5) New entrants etc
000005975

02.06.1914

13153 INDIANS OF FICKSBURG 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Most anxious regarding traders' access to Free state. Petition received by Minister Strongly press our views Wire results.
000026459

04.06.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

2

Be careful for all that you do. Imbibe what is good in others and self introspecion.
000005977

04.06.1914

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2

(1) Transvaal Gold Law has not been mentioned by commission. (2) 'Vested rights' should be protected (3) Plural wives of domiciled Indians should be admitted as such . (4) Indian marriage office should be allowed to 'illegal' plural unions.
000005976

04.06.1914

13153 INDIANS OF FICKSBURG 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The passes for it should be issued here: The present practice of issuing from Pretoria causes delay and so they are useless for business.
000023867

05.06.1914

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

2

Inquires of his informs about development and his programme. Feels everything come of well.
000005978

08.06.1914

13155 ANJUMAN ISLAM (Randeria) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please apply new Bill even to the incoming steamer and following steamers Present practice of inquiring rights even of domicile. Certificate holders very unfair and operates very harshly
000005982

09.06.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Act is 'based on equality and common sense' If future difficulties arise, the Government will therefore, be stronger
000005979

09.06.1914

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3

A full report and notes of the speeches of different members in support of or against the Bill Almost all Natal Members voted against. Passed 60 vs. 24 (C.T.="Cape Times")
000005985

09.06.1914

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1

Report of a notice of motion to exclude all Asiatic except Russians and Japanese It will test public opinion in total exclusion
000005980

09.06.1914

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1

A very vigorous attack on the opponents of Bill 3 pound Tax 'fiscally futile, ethically indefensible and politically unjust'
000005984

09.06.1914

13155 ANJUMAN ISLAM (Randeria) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Interior asks for specific cases which were refused entry in spite of indisputable evidence, Our reply; Thumb print pass indisputable evidence. 15 such cases still refused entry.
000005981

10.06.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Gokhale would accept titles as a constitutionalist The Poet (Rabindranath Tagore) accepted it out of love for Hardinge- on 'noblesse oblige' principle You have done right in quietly accepting it and thanking Hardinge
000005993

11.06.1914

13155 ANJUMAN ISLAM (Randeria) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Reindenture or repatriation is the choice for indentured Indians. That means 74000 indentured Indians coming after 1896 are 'prohibited' immigrants.
000005983

11.06.1914

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

2

I will cause inquiry. I have asked the Anjuman Islam to give me details of specific cases I return the enclosure
000005986

12.06.1914

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12

(An issue of 'India' with notes and Article or report) Regarding the difficulties of Indians in getting entry. Report of the debate of 'The Indians' Relief Bill' (in "South Africa") article on 'Komaghta Maru' incident.
000005988

15.06.1914

14206 POLAK? 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

He did not register owing to pressure as passive resister. Can you obtain registration or 6 months' permit? He has to pay his own expenses after extension.
000005987

15.06.1914

13156 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

What is their position after their indenture expire now? Indians have been allowed to land without showing certificate if educated and previously resident. What is their position on return after 2 or 3 years?
000024279

15.06.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 06733 KUNVERJI

1

Hopes meeting them when Gandhiji comes to India.
000005989

16.06.1914

14206 POLAK? 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Children de facto monogamous mar Not registrable under it. New Bill definition wife child different from old. Seems such children though not prohibited entry Transvaal, will be unregistrable.
000005991

20.06.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13057 CAMPBELL, Marshall (Senator)

2

No responsible Indian has objected to the Bill I do not believe that it makes the Indian affected by it "prohibited Immigrants"
000005990

20.06.1914

14135 RUSTOMJI, CHRISTOPHER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

'Natal Mercury' is interpretations of the new Act; (1) Indian indentured after 1895 must return to India or re-indenture; no third option. and (2)All Asiatics are undesirables.
000005992

22.06.1914

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

1

The repeal of 3 pound Tax does not prejudicially affect Indentured Indians in any way The bill does not bring the position which Natal Mercury thinks it does.
000005994

24.06.1914

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

1

You will see it oppose clause I of the Bill Please look in here to-morrow morning and discuss the points raised.
000005995

26.06.1914

13155 ANJUMAN ISLAM (Randeria) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

It means present 2nd independent inquiry of (thumb-impression) holders to continue That no relief Do the needful.
000005996

27.06.1914

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

2

Please add 'children' to 'wives' in your points regarding plural wives in your proposed letter. Protection of 'vested rights' of Indians in Gold areas is of vital importance I will depart on assurance regarding that.
000005997

27.06.1914

14136 REUTERS, General Manager 02299 REUTERS, Manager

2

Our relationship with him in South Africa has been of the most agreeable description. So courtesy to him will be appreciated He has rendered eminent service to the Empire by cooperation.
000005999

30.06.1914

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

3

Some Indians still dissatisfied regarding; (1) Trading right (2)Transvaal Gold Law and Township Acts and Act 3 of 1885 (3) Provincial migration (4) Marriage Full civic rights must be conceded for satisfaction
000005998

30.06.1914

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

4

(1) Indenture expired Indians will be given a certificate of freedom; (2) Plural wives and children will be admitted if not many; (3) Entry into cape of South Africa domiciled Indians allowed to some; (4) Educated Entrants free access to all provinces etc.
000006000

30.06.1914

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

1

(1) We will not object to postal authorities regarding employing cama (2) Mines Minister is being communicated with and Smuts hopes your solution will be accepted.
000025538

01.07.1914

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

2

(1) I shall most probably leave on 18th; (2) I am sorry to learn about your illness. Hope to meet you soon.
000006001

06.07.1914

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

1

I have referred the matter to the Mines Dept. They will make inquires and then submit the matter to the Minister.
000006003

07.07.1914

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

2

According to Harcourt's answer in House of Common (1911) and De Viller's note in a White Paper; South Africa Government is committed to maintain existing rights British Indians freely traded and moved in Gold areas, The law should not change that.
000006002

08.07.1914

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1

The value of a house was reduced by the Johannesburg Municipality as it was built with coloured labour and was of 'poor finish' Building contractors are Realising the superiority of white labour though more costly.
000006004

10.07.1914

13155 ANJUMAN ISLAM (Randeria) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The ex-indentured Indian is free Domicile rights granted etc. Johannesburg telegrams protesting against your reception were contemptible You fought and won etc.
000006009

13.07.1914

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1

Indians are enthusiastically grateful to him fair-minded Europeans acknowledge his (conspicuous) conspicuous services to south Africa and British Empire "A man of extra-ordinary intellectual power and singularly magnetic personality"
000006031

14.07.1914

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

2

Herewith the Balance-sheet as made out from the Account books of the Press. Full account I shall carry with me to India What should Sam do if he does not get a licence to change his gun?
000006007

14.07.1914

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1

He takes with him not only the gratitude and admiration of his own people but also the appreciation of all who watched his devotion etc.
000006008

14.07.1914

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1

It is hoped Mr. Gandhi will impress upon his people the fact that Government have gone much further than public opinion; and there will be no further concessions.
000006010

14.07.1914

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1

They have got nearly everything they 'stuck out' for and they are going to 'stick out' for more: The Native have a far greater. claim for protection etc.
000006006

14.07.1914

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

5

Our relationship has some element of husband and wife; or rather of Eastern elder and younger brothers, (A latter full of great love and regard for Gandhi)
000006016

14.07.1914

14137 MATHEW, E.M. & GREEN, Alice 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I fear I cannot see you as I am here and cannot leave from here early. Your remembrance "Will be life-long possession"
000006012

15.07.1914

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1

Mr. Wyndham (M.L. A.) praise Gandhi's loyalty to the British Empire: Gandhi was then presented with 4 boys Mr. and Mrs. Thambi Naidoo In reply Gandhi said British constitution kept him to the Empire Behind passive resistance lay the great spirit which asked for abstract principles. Kallenbach also was given a farewell.
000006013

15.07.1914

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1

The settlement was discussed It was decided to thank the Government for conciliation and give an address to Gandhi to congratulate him.
000006011

15.07.1914

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1

After a very glorious, tribute to Gandhi {' so frail a figure housing so vigorous character etc. and the other choice expressions); a report of the interview is given in which Gandhi gives us little Kindly acts of Europeans.
000006014

15.07.1914

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1

'Natal Indians emphatically protest against reception to Gandhi' (Natal (Indian) Congress ) we protest banquet address Relief Bill no settlement. Gandhi's action not satisfactory. Address not fully behalf British Indian Asso.
000006020

16.07.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14139 INDIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

7

Some Indians think themselves to be my enemies but I do not think so, and the reason also is my own faults. Let us cling to Truth, courage Unity, cleanliness etc. We could not have got more:
000006019

16.07.1914

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2

(1) The more the breach of Government's promises the greater the concession it had to give us. (2) The greater the hardship the greater the resulting joy The community will be able to preserve the rights till its strength lasts.
000006018

16.07.1914

14138 SOUTH AFRICA BORN HINDUS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

We express our deep satisfaction to the result and our sincere appreciation of the signal services too numerous for mention done by you.
000006015

16.07.1914

13160 NEWCASTLE INDIAN ASSOCIATION 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

It is impossible to describe your services for the honour of the Mother Land She calls you. Our hearts with you. We fully support the agreement.
000006017

16.07.1914

13167 MATHEW, E. M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

A big part of me sails away to India and I thank God that we three met in a flesh and the flesh was no barrier to our meeting in spirit.
000006005

17.07.1914

12905 EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF SYMPATHISERS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Our most sincere regards for your self-sacrifice moderation, duty, statesmanlike action resulting in your complete success.
000006023

20.07.1914

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7

I am attired in this unfamiliar dress to mourn the death of (Indian) indentured labourers. A Satyagrahi is a brave man. We have got the utmost possible.
000006026

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

When so-called leaders failed us, you stepped in and struck work. I dedicate my praise to God It is you who won the fight not I etc.
000006021

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

None can withhold admiration for his fortitude, for his tenacity and the absolute self-negation of his work etc.
000006029

20.07.1914

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21

[A long very vivid and truthful description of the fight. the historical march and Gandhi's arrest etc] Gandhi more than satisfied with it.
000006025

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

This is the greatest honour to me. Your love for me is beyond words. Do not rely upon leaders but upon Satyagraha. Never waste money in ornaments Fly from the drink devil. Gandhi himself a labourer indentured for whole life
000006027

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Your costly presents are against the spirit of my ideas of living I wish I could maintain such confidence in India My appeal to Europeans is that they should think imperially and keep British Empire on moral basis.
000006024

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

{Gujarati summary of the speech reported in s,n,6012}
000006022

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

In reply to Gujarati Hindoos' address; I and everyone else cannot find my salvation except on the Indian soil.
000006028

20.07.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

I thank the senders of hundreds of wires, I have received on deck (of the steamer) This will remind what South Africa means to us. I trust white friends will continue sympathy
000006032

30.07.1914

13156 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Herewith Sheikh Mehtab's [a passive resister's] letter for money to get medical aid for his wife and her mother. Please give me a definite reply. There will be tea-party which all the settlers should attend.
000006033

31.07.1914

14140 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) & RITCH 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Polak has taken them with him.(evidently those made be Gandhi in jail for Smuts) to Pretoria He will speak to Mr, Gorges (Secretary, Interior Dept.) regarding Sam's gun.
000006030

31.07.1914

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

1

Minister, Mines Dept. assured the maintenance of existing rights of Indians Harcourt in House of Common said the same thing.
000006034

02.08.1914

00474 MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Send me one receipt for all my contribution e total comes to about Rs. 32000/- I hope the new Bill has mitigated your hardships
000006048

03.08.1914

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

4

We have fixed up a time-table and it is strictly followed Ba[Mrs. Gandhi;Kasuraba] is doing wonders. she is quite happy with the simple meals It was a wrench this time to leave Phoenix Follow the five yamas [NIYAM= Regulations or principles] You have not failed me yet. Earn the love of all there etc.
000006035

03.08.1914

13172 JALBHAI C/O WELSON C. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Received your cheque But Sorabji has sent me a draft of a receipt to be signed by Parsee Rustomjee Please advise me.
000006040

07.08.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

'Not yet free from the effects of the long fast' 'I am laid up in bed with the old pain in my left leg.' Remember me to all
000006038

07.08.1914

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12

Evidently a list of jewellery which Gandhi Maganlal took with him to India. Also a list of costly presents to Gandhiji made of Gold etc.
000006036

07.08.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

51

Diary of Gandhi Maganlal relating the everyday work of Phoenix passengers for India Relates how by courage they got convenience and converted an officer. Also acts of atrocity by Germans.
000006039

07.08.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

9

A list of books which was in Gandhi's small pocket; also a list of cooking utensils taken to Santiniketan ()
000006041

13.08.1914

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Many thanks for your 'Kindly thoughts' in sending a gift to my sister- in-law Polak H.s. L. says he paid something to Gandhi, who has probably pocketed it and forgotten all about it.
000032391

13.08.1914

00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Maganlal mentions Ch. Krishna's illness and the treatment he gave him and how Ch. Krishna recovered. Ref. to a boat race between the boat of Kachabhai and that of 'Pandna'. But Kachabhai's boat was lost in the sea. Ref. to Fakirbhai and Chhanabhai.
000006037

13.08.1914

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

Herewith my diary (6036) Krishna caused some anxiety but fruit diet saved him Reference to Krishna's boat in a loving light vein ending in serious reflection.
000006042

14.08.1914

13173 SMITH 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

6

We are brothers in search (for God) I shall be grateful if allowed to join you. I am tired of this materialistic life etc.
000006043

17.08.1914

00730 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

A committee of it has been formed To what account does your press debit expenses of wires on behalf of the Asso.? I pay for some wires only.
000006044

23.08.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I am terribly anxious for your reply. wire but I turn to God and pray for you Should I come? The Viceroy will try to end indenture before full period expires The poet has given up writing for the sake of the school
000006046

28.08.1914

14141 WEST, Albert Henry &.GANDHI C.K. 13175 SMITH (Miss)

1

To lose dear ones is always a trial, but to lose ones mother; only those who have had the experience can know what it means. Phoenix settlers mourn your loss which is ours also.
000006047

28.08.1914

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

5

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts Charles (the general? have become very friendly and tended me in my illness Condole Miss Smith. We are not at fault for delay in publication of Fund [Satyagraha or passive resistance Fund] accounts The [Transvaal British Indian]Asso. has given me all its money etc.
000006045

28.08.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I am eagerly looking for the arrival of the boys. I wish I could go down and meet them but that is impossible Received pound 180/- for South Africa Fund
000032392

01.09.1914

00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

10

Maganlal Gandhi and others landed in Bombay on 27-8-1914. Maganlal refers to the checking done by the Customs officials at the Bombay port. Ref. to the difficulties they experienced in getting their luggage released. Ref. to sudden demise of father-in-law of Narandas. Ref. to letters received from Santiniketan, welcoming the new entrants. Maganlal and others' stay at Santa Cruz. Ref. to Harakhchandbhai, Hathibhai, and Madhavdas. Ref. to money sent from Phoenix farm before Maganlal and others left that place. Ref. to Revabhai and Harilal. Enquiring about Kasturba.
000024516

03.09.1914

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

4

I am very busy here: We are being trained in the First aid. But I am still feeling.
00006059A

04.09.1914

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

10

A very interesting account of the group landing and their daily life in Santa-cruz Writer's [Gandhi Maganlal K.] and Gandhi's love for simplicity in diet and observances manifest in such letters.
000006052

18.09.1914

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

4

I used to say in South Africa that to join Ambulance Corp is to help the war and so as a Satyagrahi [passive resister] We cannot do so But I saw that mere stay here is to take part in the war Navy-protected food is 'tainted' so I must either go to a cave or do something. His views on Indian Students in England etc.
000028482

18.09.1914

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

1

Copy of P. 6051
000006049

19.09.1914

02942 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

You would not agree when I hold forth on the inferiority of mere man. My thanks to Mrs. Gandhi C.K. [Gandhi kashiba]for the delicious sweets etc.
000006051

19.09.1914

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

2

All my heart is in India This country seems to be like deadly poison to me. But I stay from a sense of duty.
000006091

21.09.1914

13188 GANDHI, Ramdas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

As our stay is not settled our minds are very unsteady We may go to Hardwar We are strictly following rules laid down by you.
000006053

22.09.1914

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1

Information regarding the corps organised in response to a widely expressed desire, Terms and rates for service also given
000006050

27.09.1914

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

4

A very interesting letter giving us a glimpse of dietary and thought and living of Phoenix But our methods are subject to criticism Your name is so famous that Government officials are kind to us.
000006092

27.09.1914

13189 GANDHI, Manilal 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Andrew's wire asking us to go to Hardwar So we are to have a hurried visit of Rajkot and Porbandar.
00006069A

01.10.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

A list 22 names - apparently of those leaders who volunteered under Gandhi's leadership to serve as an Ambulance corp.
000006054

07.10.1914

13184 SORABJI 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

4

Leg-pain. increased and also piles But he is recovering Too busy with Ambulance Corps. work. Do not give Mr. Naidoo pound 120/- If time-expired Indian labourers are not given discharge certificate serious agitation is needed
000006094

11.10.1914

13190 GANDHI, Prabhudas C. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Report of the trip to Kathiawar 'We have resumed taking Ghee and Milk; as oil was found unsuitable to all of us.
00006069B

13.10.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 17915  

22

Correspondence in complete between Gandhi and colonel Baker ;and Gandhi and Roberts Charles regarding Gandhi's demand for consultation
000006056

14.10.1914

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 14142 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.(Mr. and Mrs.)

2

I have great Reverence for him To sot beside him is to realise the value of 'Satsang' [company of saints] He is always uneasy He is miles apart from Bapu and does not like simplicity
000006055

14.10.1914

13834 POLAK, Maud (Miss) 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I was married to Mr. Cheesman on 8th August, the day of Gandhiji's reception . Will you put in a notice of it and my address in '"Indian Opinion"' to delay of my letters?
000032393

16.10.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Names of several persons such as Chhaganlal, Manilal, Shivapujam, Devidas, Narandas, and others have been mentioned on the note and some number is shown against each name. The member is supposed to denote the weight in pounds (or stones).
000006057

20.10.1914

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 00000 "BLANK"

2

A very enthusiastic and appreciate account of experience of the Phonixites during their stay in the Ashram
000006089

20.10.1914

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 00000 "BLANK"

2

An eulogistic description of the Gurukula where physical hardihood and bravery are inculcated Description of the scenery here
000006095

23.10.1914

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

16

An enthusiastic description The letter bears testimony to Gandhi's love of simplicity in diet dress etc. and also of rigorous life.
000006058

24.10.1914

13176 RUSTOMJEE, Sorabjee 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

He is rapidly recovering but still too weak to write. We have difference with the command officer and so camping and drill are stopped by us. However attend both It is a long story
000006059

28.10.1914

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Our parents had no objection but your father-in-law and his family quarrelled with Maganbhai over the education and pitied the children. But I find them far brighter and happier than home educated boys of our family.
000006060

31.10.1914

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

2

The Ambulance corps Satyagraha has ended. We have got what we demanded I am still bedridden, but out of danger. There is no way but to allow Polak to withdraw as much amount as he likes
000032876

05.11.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

I shall stay in London for about three months, perhaps more: Idea of making South African unit join the war. My health is so so. I may not be able to go to France. Kellenbach is with me. Kasturba is keeping well. Maganlal's papers are enclosed herewith. Writing for "Indian Opinion" is sent.
000006061

05.11.1914

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

2

I may write to him if you insist but it is not proper I can move about. On reaching Bombay I shall publish accounts Kallenbach is with me and happy
000023868

06.11.1914

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

2

Informs that he is better and that Mr. Baker has conceded the two points in our favour.
000006062

11.11.1914

13180 DAISES (?) EDITH 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

What splendid work our Indians are doing at the front! I pray for the Rajas who are fighting -noble souls' herewith fine letters
000006063

12.11.1914

13181 PEARSON, William Winstanley 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Every one is healthy and plump and cheerful. They will influence the whole Ashram by their hard manual work and simple food. So noble of you to work hard for ambulance work
000006096

13.11.1914

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Gurudev[Rabindranath Tagore] feels highly obliged for being allowed the privilege of having them at Santiniketan 'Whatever happens to you they are now my very own and my first care'-so do not anxious about them.
000024278

15.11.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08322 PRAGJIBHAI

4

Explains that though a real satyagrahi cannot take part in war G. offered to do hospital work, because the work being humanitarian offorded chance to serve everybody including the enemy. The offer was unconditional living itself in English involved protection by the navy which was part of the war, and as G. is not yet a full Satyagrahi.
000029514

20.11.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08740 WEST, Albert Henry

4

(1) Informs authority preventing him (G) from working in Wounded soliders Hospitals lest he (G) mischieves (2) Finds London atmosphere artificial & immoral almost atrophying ones soul. (3) Express desire to resist the war passively had he the moral strength.
000006064

23.11.1914

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 13178 GANDHI, C. K. (Mr. and Mrs.)

12

Description of Bombay Gandharva Vidyalaya and of their visit to Rajkot and Porbandar A short description of their life in Santiniketan
000023869

26.11.1914

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

4

Informs that G. cannot give up vegetarianism (though doctors do not agree) to be free from his maledy and that if he does not improve he will leave for India inquires about his health.
000026454

01.12.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

4

Be careful about how you spend your time, your study etc. and inculcate habits of economy and courtesy.
000026457

01.12.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

1

Be moderate in your food. Do not over eat and do not waste anything.
000026452

01.12.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

1

Think and then act. Write to me when you want money but always keep the poor in mind.
000026453

01.12.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

4

Be moderate in eating chillies. Be tolerant and humble. Serve Andrews as much as you can. Keep account of money as well as of time.
000006066

02.12.1914

02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

3

Gandhi as a Secretary of our Asso. represented the vast majority of Indians of Transvaal Government has accepted till now that position We have a right to nominate 6 entrants.
000006065

02.12.1914

13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane) 02946 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

1

Gandhi represented a certain influential section of the Indian community in South Africa. So Government accepted 4 [out of 10] of his nominees. Government promised to allow 6 entrants but did not promise that they should be all of one section
000006067

07.12.1914

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

I had an agreement with Gandhi to draw pound 600/- for 6 months. This was then extended for another 1/2 year. So I have to draw cheques from Passive Resistance Fund
000006097

10.12.1914

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

4

You can take butter milk Only do nor forget self-restraint. Agriculture is real prayer and philanthropy. If we can earn our, bread thereby we have done everything God should be remembered constantly I feel Phoenix as the best I am glad you agree[Gandhi's emphasis on diet is seen in many letters to or from him]
000006068

20.12.1914

13183 LAZARUS, John M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

A long letter recounting the woes of 'Depressed classes' and opining that so long as that is the case Indians should not be given Self-Government
000029515

23.12.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08740 WEST, Albert Henry

2

Feels unreal his (G's) being on way to India after being so often prevented. X'mas love.
000006098

23.12.1914

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

God's 'Lila' is unique Unexpectedly I return 'home' My health is improving I am travelling 2nd class (lowest); and studying Bengali.
000006069

25.12.1914

13184 SORABJI 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

It was a very hearty send off. Sir Charles and Lady Roberts were specially kind and intimate. BHawnagree and Dube were against Dr. Jivraj Mehta treated and nursed Gandhi very well. Very good man.
000032394

26.12.1914

00000 "BLANK" 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Ref. to conditions on the steamer, weather conditions, the type of food consumed etc.
000006099

28.12.1914

13190 GANDHI, Prabhudas C. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

12

A very interest account of their daily routine Tone full of enthusiasm Manual and intellectual labour Hard studies in both
000006100

31.12.1914

13188 GANDHI, Ramdas 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Gandhi had had a very great reception Gurudev is wonderful in love and poetry But this land is dry. Students here want to learn not Gurudev's spirit but mere A.B.C. Gujarati is 'Lively'
00021645A

31.12.1914

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

1

I appreciate the gift to me of the casket presented to you But its real place is in India. May I send it to Bombay?

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