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Correspondence  > 1915

Correspondence: 1915
 

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000006101

08.01.1915

12950 KALLENBACH, Hermann 13191 WEST

2

I have repaid it to Gandhi who had taken it from your reserve Funds for me, but I do not know why.
000032904

08.01.1915

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

2

Today is Sunday. We will reach Aden in the morning. I felt uneasiness in my heart till Port Said. But after leaving that, I felt happy and am looking forward for having a glimpse of motherland. I have yet to see whether the present state of joy is temporary or lasting. I am wearing the Indian dress current in S. Africa. I am busy learning Bengali. Hence, will not write more letters at present. This letter may be shown to all the residents of the Phoenix Farm. Kasturba sends blessings to you all. Tell Imamsaheb that I shall meet his father.
000006103

10.01.1915

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

4

There was tremendous rush and disorder in his reception. The police had to use canes. Garlanded at places
000006104

11.01.1915

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1

Report of the very great reception to Gandhi. Gandhi interviewed said that every point for which passive resistance was launched was gained Of course some disabilities do exist . Reference to Lord Hardinge and Gokhale.
000006105

12.01.1915

00545 GANDHI, Jamnadas K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

5

Report of several receptions Present of a broken Golden chain to indicate the freedom that Gandhi brought Some called him an 'Avatara' A poem sung placed him above Krishna etc.
000006109

12.01.1915

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1

A poem in Gandhi's praise on his arrival in India [On back of the page no 4 of SN6147]'S'="sonjivani"
000006108

12.01.1915

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2

Gahtkopar address in full where Gandhi was presented as golden chain Gandhi's reply Appeal for funds for a public reception to Gandhi at Rajkot
000006107

12.01.1915

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2

A brief account [With glowing tributes] of Gandhi's career in South Africa A Hearty welcome to him by a Muslim paper.
000006102

14.01.1915

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3

Ours would be a pitiable plight if English takes the place of Hindi, as our national language Our Doctors cannot stamp out, plague as they have lost all zest due to the burden of learning English
000006111

14.01.1915

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1

Verbatim reproduction of SN6104; and a short report of the meeting which resolved to present an address to Mrs. Gandhi (Kasturba)
000006112

15.01.1915

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

4

Andrews and Pearson consider our food (at Phoenix) as ideal, divine. The poet also interested in Phoenix etc.
000006113

15.01.1915

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 01749 PATEL, Raojibhai Manibhai

4

Jovial life at Santiniketan Gandhi's caste men, who once thought of boycotting him join enthusiastically in his (Gandhi's) reception
000006110

15.01.1915

13193 LEADING LADIES 01277 GANDHI, Kasturba (Mrs.)

3

Quotes Sir Pherozshah Mehta's tribute to Kasturba 'As one of the foremost heroines in the whole of the world' [on art paper]
00006107A

16.01.1915

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1

M.K. Gandhi he would work for unity for Hindus and Muslim in India.
000032397

18.01.1915

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

10

Narandas Gandhi in his letter to Maganbhai Gandhi gives a very detailed, vivid and graphic account of the several receptions that were held in Bombay in honour of Gandhiji on his return from South Africa. Ref. to several such receptions, one presided over by Pherozshah Mehta, the other by Jinnah and so on. Gandhiji in replying to those receptions placed his ideas before the audiences. Narandas refers in particular to a reception held by 'Modh Samaj', the same 'Samaj' which wanted to excommunicate Gandhiji while he was going abroad for the first time. 'Modh Samaj' gave him a rousing reception. Ref. to change of heart in Hansraj Sheth, uncle of Mohchandbhai, a leading member of the 'Modh Samaj'. Narandas says that it was his good fortune to be with Gandhiji for about a week at the happy moments in the life of Gandhiji. Ref. to reception in honour of Kasturba also. Gandhiji went to Rajkot from where also reports have come of receptions held in honour of Gandhiji.
000006106

20.01.1915

00545 GANDHI, Jamnadas K. 02612 GANDHI, Narandas

6

Princes and paupers joined in the royal reception. Rulers of Vankaner and Rajkot excelled Gandhi could not sleep etc.
000006114

22.01.1915

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

[A short but comprehensive description of honours to Gandhiji. Gandhiji's speech in reply to his caste men's address is remarkable here
00006120A

22.01.1915

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1

You are enShrinsed in our hearts as an object of pure devotion and idol of true worship. You are one of the great spiritual architects who build up the future of humanity.(Pasted on back of SN 6272)
000006115

22.01.1915

13196 ROBERTS, CHARLES 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Naidoo who was imprisoned several times is now satisfied He will not be troubled again as his indenture expires in May.
000006116

25.01.1915

05147 BANERJEE, Suresh Chandra (Dr.) 10432 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

6

A painful complaint regarding disabilities of Indians in British Empire Specially in Canada Japanese and Chinese are allowed greater rights
000006117

25.01.1915

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1

Description of the same mad enthusiasm and hearty reception to Gandhi' which he got else. Where- here at Dhoraji
000033169

27.01.1915

09774 SHASTRI, Jivaram Kalidas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

22

The booklet describes the visit of Mahatma Gandhi on 25, 26, 27 Jan 1915 to Gondal, immediately after his return to India from South Africa. There is a description of different meetings that Gandhiji had with different people. The Rosashala Aushadhashram through its proprietor Jivaram Kalidas Shastri gave an address of Honour to Gandhiji and conferred on him the title of the 'Mahatma'.
000006119

29.01.1915

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1

Detailed account of the bravery of 2 Indians Who [Dark skinned Heroes] won the Victoria Cross; for their deeds.
000006118

29.01.1915

14210 PORBANDAR STATE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I look forward to the pleasure of meeting you I trust your health continues to improve Glad to hear of a fitting welcome home to you.
000006122

01.02.1915

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 14146 NATAL AUTHORITIES & GANDHI M.

9

Ha has domiciliary rights in Transvaal and Natal; the latter is not recognised by Government Being a jeweller he cannot play trade in Transvaal So he would be ruined if .... can you do anything for him?
000006121

01.02.1915

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2

Detailed description of Gandhi's Home-coming at Porbandar Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi also honoured by ladies Their journey to Gondal and Dhoraji.
000006156

03.02.1915

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2

Gokhale wanted to create a body of political Sanyasins In the present age, only such will adorn the role None who sincerely follows true religion can help taking part in politics
000006123

04.02.1915

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

5

Regarding domicile certificates we have blundered Government and court are breaking the letter and spirit of section 7 of the Bill. But Government will carefully consider this and other points [viz Boksburg Regulations]
000032905

05.02.1915

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

3

I met Maganlal and Jamnadas at Madras and Khushalbhai and others at Bombay before returning here: Maganlal would be returning after completing his studies in Tamil. Jamnadas is yet to recover completely. It seems Khushalbhai and Devbhabhi feel well at Bombay. We all wish that you should come here and stay with us. (Ref. to death of Imamsaheb's father)
000006124

05.02.1915

01835 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss) 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

4

'He is the only friend with whom I correspond in the sane way; others I treat badly I am sorry to say Views of a pacifist on war.
000006126

06.02.1915

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

1

He should be given the same advantage as is given to others regarding thumb prints in domicile certificates He is starving here as law disallows his trade here I appeal on humanitarian grounds
000006125

06.02.1915

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3

A voucher for Rs.6000/- in full payment of loan interest due by Gandhi's two brothers and sundry other accounts.
000032396

07.02.1915

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1

A reception was held at Gondal to welcome Gandhiji where Gandhiji promised to give one hundred rupees for the service of the nation of for religious work.
000023824

08.02.1915

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

2

Hopes to pay his respects in person.
000006127

08.02.1915

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1

Gandhi "a living embodiment of simple life and high thoughts" gave his own views [reproduced here] on south Africa Indians.
000006128

10.02.1915

13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane) 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

1

Regret impossibility of concession to him, as he fraudulently obtained thumb-print In future enquires will not always be made.
000006130

12.02.1915

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

11

Several letters dealing with financial and domestic affairs Also part of the purses presented to Gandhi etc.
000006129

13.02.1915

04572 TRANSVAAL BRITISH INDIAN ASSOC 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

6

But for war, your letter questioning our status as politically representative of British Indians in Transvaal would have been taken as a challenge The Government ought to accept all our 6 nominations.
000006131

15.02.1915

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

2

An appeal to Showe not to raise this question which Smuts never did. It would again embitter relations with Indians
000006132

15.02.1915

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1

A photograph of Gandhi-'After his struggles in 1914' [Photograph in "Bengali']
000006134

17.02.1915

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

4

My income always less than pound 120/- -the minimum you fixed as I do not take some 'bad' cases. The political situation is very bad regarding exempted persons. Indians are apathetic Essap Mia intriguing.
000006136

18.02.1915

14147 VARTAK, V. R. ? 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Though not knowing you personally, I feel drawn towards you as I am convinced of your loving nature ; I wish I had no defects.
000006135

18.02.1915

09946 MEHTA, Jagjibandas Naraindas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

I am not at your service for national work Attached a highly recommendatory note by Jethalal parekh.
000006152

20.02.1915

13208 ADVANI, Durgadas B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

14

Letters enclosing the law of vaccination and Advani's reasons for refusal to allow his child to be vaccinated and asking Gandhi's advice.
000006137

21.02.1915

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3

An obituary notice of Gokhale's death with a life-sketch and deservedly very high encomiums.
000006138

21.02.1915

13203 TRICHINOPOLY STUDENTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please halt at Trichinopoly for a day and give us 'a few words of advice and inspiration'
000006140

22.02.1915

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1

A report of the meeting of Natal Indian Asso. giving a brief but comprehensive account of Gokhale's life. Also several wires and meetings
000006141

22.02.1915

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1

An obituary notice with a short account of Gokhale's career
000032398

23.02.1915

00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 09053 GANDHI, KHUSHALDAS

2

On the learn the news of G, K. Gokhale's demise, Gandhiji came to accompanied by Maganlal Gandhi. Gandhiji said that Gokhale's death was an irreparable loss to the country. Gandhiji's responsibility would increase. He is yet to decide the future course of action. The youngsters (children) have gone to Bolpur (Santiniketan). Gandhiji also might go to Bolpur.
000006139

23.02.1915

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 14148 GANDHI, Harilal & OTHERS

2

Gandhi could convince Andrews of the need for discipline and celibacy (Brahmacharya) Rama become immortal on account of his 'Tapa' and other virtues which he could implant in Laxman,Bharat etc,
000006143

23.02.1915

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1

Report of meetings and an article on Gokhale..
000006144

23.02.1915

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2

A feeling tribute by the 'Leader' There have been 2 men (Dadabhai Naoroji and Gandhi) except him to sacrifice as much as he
000006142

23.02.1915

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1

4 Columns about Gokhale;containing a reprint of an article on Gokhale and a long detailed report of a Maritzburg meeting
000006153

25.02.1915

13209 RUSTOMJEE, Sorabjee 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

At the cost of my studies I had agreed to serve him on his return here God's will be done I cannot forget the last meeting
000006145

25.02.1915

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8

Viceroy's speech ;'Impossible to fill his place in public life' etc. Sir G. Chitnavis;'Sacrificed his life at the alter of the Mother Land' Reports of many meetings Tributes by Nevinson, Times of India, English and SNK/N........ relates how Gokhale tried to save Tilak at Surat
000006146

25.02.1915

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2

A very feeling and proper tribute to the many moral and intellectual qualities of departed soul
000006147

25.02.1915

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4

Report of meeting names of High- personages who sympathised also a letter of Dadabhai Naoroji (B.== Bangalee)
000006151

26.02.1915

14149 AGA KHAN. 08404 GOKHALE, Gopal Krishna

1

He was a true friend of the Muslim and other minorities ' He had ceased to be a Hindu or a Muslim' the final goal of social reformers.
000006150

26.02.1915

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1

Mrs. Besant narrates how Gokhale's amendment for it was first accepted by Tilak but subsequently on condition unacceptable to Gokhale.
000006149

26.02.1915

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1

Tilak; Gokhale alone will render the best account to Heaven Sastri's interview regarding the Last Hours of Gokhale.
000006148

26.02.1915

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1

For precocity he stands unparalleled His name will remain emblazoned for all time in this country He surpassed Ranade.
000006154

26.02.1915

13210 SHETH, Mangaldas Girdhardas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I shall call a meeting after 5th March and let you know the decision Much obliged for putting up at my place.
000029063

27.02.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08703 RATILAL MOTICHAND (Sheth)

4

It will be grand if hand weaving can be put on sound footing and hand spun yarn is used. Death is certain. So everybody should know his limitations and act accordingly.
000006157

01.03.1915

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 14211 GANDHI, Harilal & PATEL MAGANBHAI

3

I have come here to find out what substance there is in the hope given to Gandhiji to provide money for Ashram
000023945

02.03.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08299 SHUKLA, Dalpatram Bhagwanji

2

Acknowledges receipt of the amount informs about his health.
000006158

02.03.1915

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

5

Gandhiji ask for monetary help from Mill, Owners but plainly informs them of his bias for handicrafts. Ambalal's very intelligent cross questions Maganlal sees necessity of Gandhiji's presence to satisfy inquirers regarding his vows etc.
000006159

02.03.1915

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

3

Sheth Magandas does not mind wreckage (though he does not mind and think so it possible) of Mills if country gains, accepts your views on caste also but objects to Celibacy I tremble at the idea of keeping Keshu etc. celibates.
000023950

02.03.1915

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2

Postal address of D. B. Shukla.
00021645C

03.03.1915

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

3

DR. Gokhale's death is national calamity.The casket may be retained in your house as a bond of freindship and love.
00021645B

03.03.1915

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

3

Dr. Glkhale's death is a national calamity. The casket may be retained in, your house as a bond of friendship and love.
000006155

03.03.1915

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8

A speech by Gandhiji, narrating incidents pointing out the single minded devotion of his Guru Gokhale for India and Gokhale's desire to infuse religious fervour into the political service of India
000006161

06.03.1915

00545 GANDHI, Jamnadas K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

16

An account of Gandhiji's tour in towns of Kathiawar, and Ahmedabad, also Gandhiji's programme to reach Hardwar after visiting Rangoon.
000006160

06.03.1915

14212 NAIDU, Sarojini (Mrs.) ? 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

A long very loving letter that reveals unbounded admiration for Gokhale and Gandhiji She will write a pamphlet on Gokhale.
000006163

09.03.1915

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

3

We will provide for the expenses for a year during which by closer contact we can understand you and settle the differences in our views
000006162

09.03.1915

13212 BARBHAIYA, J. V. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Do come here for a week to organise the fund and to give public an outline of your scheme for future work.
000006164

11.03.1915

13214 CHUDGAR, POPATLAL L. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

10

An account of Chudgar Popatlal's life and career and promise to live according to Gandhi's ideals like a Roman Soldier. His views tally with Gandhiji's
000006165

13.03.1915

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

4

Gandhi would be as caste -free here as he was in South Africa All inmates the Ashram shall observe Brahmacharya etc.
000007509

13.03.1915

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1

Mrs. Kadambini Ganguli presided and in a eulogistic address compared. Mrs. Gandhi to Savitri, Sita and other immortals.
000006166

15.03.1915

13229 PATEL, Maganbhai Chaturbhai 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

All cooks from the whole Ashram have been dismissed at Gandhiji's suggestion and 'volunteers' employed for cooking Also Gandhiji's tour programme.
000006167

19.03.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14151 BRITISH I.S.N., Agents

4

A letter complaining against over-crowding and 'dangerous' insanitation of latrines etc.,for deck-passengers to Rangoon.
000006169

20.03.1915

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

2

After 10 years stay he left with one Year's permit but being sick returned after two years; that is, before expiry 3 years but is rejected Can he be protected under 1914 settlement?
000006168

20.03.1915

14151 BRITISH I.S.N., Agents 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We are taking up the matter regarding latrines to the commander of the Lunka and forwarding your letter to Managing Agents
000006170

22.03.1915

13217 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Description of the dull routine of Miss Schlesin's days in Johannesburg which she hates and she aches for a quiet spat and companionship Also a present to Gandhi Kashibahen i.e. Mrs. Chhaganlal Gandhi.
00006170A

22.03.1915

16989   01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I brought a few vases as souvenir Would you have one?
000006171

25.03.1915

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

The great trouble here is that the farmer has not the rights that he has in South Africa. I am still sanguine, though discouraged by all (shows Maganlal's love for farming Instructions regarding farming)
000006172

26.03.1915

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2

Tributes by the British Press Principal V.R. Naidoo speech on it.
000006173

30.03.1915

13218 DUTT, K. K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apart from this similarity, I realise in you true soul of India wanting to liberate herself for the benefit of mankind
000009814

31.03.1915

00725 GANDHI, Harilal M.? 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

32

Gandhiji Harilal charges Gandhiji with callousness towards his sons.
000006174

06.04.1915

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

2

Your letter touched me much As desired, the casket shall remain with me in remembrance of him and you as standing side by side for humanity by sacrifice India has to teach the world. India's teaching is good will
000006175

14.04.1915

13210 SHETH, Mangaldas Girdhardas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Arrangements have been completed for a building Please inform beforehand when you come to make your stay comfortable.
000032323

21.04.1915

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

2

Got news from Maganlal that you have reached Gurukul. If, for the sake of Satyagraha, we have to give up agriculture we have to do it. Ref. to Jamnadas. Ref. to Harilal's letters which are a reflection of his weakness. Preserve those letters and show them to Ramdas and Manilal. I shall leave Madras for Bombay on 7th May. From Bombay, I go to Ahmedabad, then to Rajkot. Ref. to Sheth Magaldas of Ahmedabad. Land is ready at Ahmedabad. I shall not separately to Maganlal as I presume that he too will read this letter.
000006176

21.04.1915

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1

In a conversazione Gandhi described it at Madras. (1) Brahmacharya (2) Ahimsa and truth (3) Manual Labour (4) Poverty etc. the features
000032324

22.04.1915

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

1

You seem to be worried. The vows ('Vrita') that I have suggested should be observed with full knowledge. I may return in a month's time. I shall go to Bombay on 7th, from where I shall go to Ahmedabad, then Rajkot to finish them family matters. Manilal may be asked to write to me. Ref. to Kaku, Ranchhod and Shanti.
000006177

24.04.1915

13221 JOSHI, B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

Please come here to see them for yourself; their forced labour and heavy taxes etc. I wish to join your Ashram also
000006179

26.04.1915

02404 VENKATAPPAYYA, Konda 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please grace it with your presence and know directly the Andhra movement for Linguistic provinces and vernacular as via media.
000006178

27.04.1915

14152 EAST INDIA RAILWAYS, Acting D. TM. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Gandhiji is allowed refund (as a special case) when he travelled by a lower class.
000006182

01.05.1915

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1

Gandhi seconded Tilak's resolution on it. He said God will certainly help us if we gave up self-interest or party-spirit and then none can beat us. (s. V.='Sanj Vartman')
000029516

04.05.1915

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

4

(1) Papers his (West's) doing Humanitarion work without obtaining a Law Degree. advises reading law at leisure: Like Gokhle (2) Finds much disheartening still much encouraging in India.
000006180

07.05.1915

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2

Resolutions at the last meeting which after hearing Gandhi decided to dissolve the League as its purpose was fulfilled; and to hand over to Gandhiji the balance of Passive Resisters
000006181

08.05.1915

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

7

Harilal (son of Gandhi) has written a pamphlet charging you and me etc. with hypocrisy' is against Gandhiji's austere living I wrote angrily to Bapu requesting him to do something permanent for the education of the boys.
000023847

10.05.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

3

Thanks for the treatment while at Madras. Informs about his programme. Requests for books in Tamil and other books.
000006196

11.05.1915

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8

A rough 'hasty' draft by Gandhiji showing the likely number of inmates (40) and guests 10;also extents of land for buildings and farming carpentry and shoe-makers' instruments' expenses food expenses Rs.10/- per month.
000006186

12.05.1915

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8

Suggests three names; Satyagrahashram, Deshsevashram,Seva-Mandir. With Gandhiji's eleven vows for inmates and rules for study a living etc.
000006187

12.05.1915

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7

Same as 6186; in Gujarati
000006188

12.05.1915

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4

Same as 6186; in English
000006189

12.05.1915

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8

Revised constitution of Gandhiji's Ashram Third edition Ashram founded on 20-5-1915
000006185

12.05.1915

13225 NAYAR, P. GOVINDAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am a journalist of an industrial magazine; and a social uplift worker. I am insured to austere living and am a bachelor etc.
000028192

14.05.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

7

Prescribes treatment and diet and their devotion for the trouble he (Shastri) is Suffering.
000006184

19.05.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

8

Satyanand Bose objects to many of the fundamental vows which Gandhiji wants his Ashramites to take and gives his reasons.
000006183

19.05.1915

14153 SHASTRI, C. S. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please grace us by your presence and give us the nectar of your speech
000028194

20.05.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

2

I think you should respond to sir Willams call. You can handle the subject. Date ascertained by reference to context.
000006191

21.05.1915

01342 NATESAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith Rs.500/- from S. Srinivasa Aiyengar and Rs. 500/- from K.S. Aiyengar I shall get the collection from Borahs also.
000006192

22.05.1915

13227 PILLAY, V. G. Chidambaram 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanks for your help to you and subscribers. For the past 2 years my family is supported by some S. A.Indians.
000006193

23.05.1915

06784 NATESAN, G. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

As per resolution of the League I send you a cheque for Rs. 3000/- which you may use for passive resisters and their families in India.
000006194

23.05.1915

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

12

Natal Indian Congress is suing me for rent; but I am challenging the very existence of it on account of mismanagement, illegal practices, no published account etc. Please answer some question (given here) {Enclosed constitution of Natal India Congress in 1894 and Deed of Transfer dated 20-4-1896 (power of Attorney)}
000024281

25.05.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08323 MEHTA, Kunverji Vitthalbhai

2

Regrets he cannot come.
000029373

25.05.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

10

Draft of Satyagraha Ashram observances wherein he lays down the object and defines the obsercances.
00006195A

26.05.1915

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6

As the present education is admittedly seriously defective; and it is a folly to wait for Government intiative it is decided to open a school Then follows an outline of the course to be taught;etc.
000006195

26.05.1915

13228 NATARAJAN (India Committee) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Your career and character is such a vast public asset, that I regret it is rendered less useful by your wholesale condemnation of Western Civilisation It does not become you to say that your speech was not meant to be reported
000023848

28.05.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

2

Thanks for the remittance. Complaints that Mrs. Besant's version of his talk with her was a misrepresentation. Requests for extreacts from the news papers.
000025367

01.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08397 KOTWAL

1

Herewith the constitution. Offer your remarks and write it sometime.
000030920

01.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

2

advises Shastriar to repond to sir willam's Call.
000025882

05.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07440 PATWARI RANCHHODBHAI

2

Sorry I could not come there: We have started the Ashram. Can you find out for us a good weaver and a good teacher ?
000024280

06.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10414 MEHTA, Kunverji Vitthalbhai

2

Gandhiji thinks Gokhale is a first class person. About others he cannot opine.
000006197

08.06.1915

13229 PATEL, Maganbhai Chaturbhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

A constructive and at places very appreciative criticism A plea to slacken the rigours of the vows etc.
000006198

09.06.1915

13230 JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I suggest a daily prayer meeting and Dhyana. Your draft is "holy book" for me to get inspired I fully approve of all your rules.
000025880

09.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07440 PATWARI RANCHHODBHAI

2

The advice is given quite sincerely. However I shall consider what you write. Do send a weaver soon.
000025883

10.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07440 PATWARI RANCHHODBHAI

8

I want a medal better than that of Kaiser-e-Hind. I am all out for pure swadeshi. I do wish all to learn as many Indian languages as possible and the students should be prepared for service of the mother land. Brahmacharya should be their ideal. I think milk is similiar to flesh etc.
000025550

11.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08416 OCHHAVLAL

1

You can stay in the Ashram for a month.
000023827

14.06.1915

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

2

Regrets Gandhiji could not write earlier. Thanks for the care bestowed on Gandhiji's children. Hopes to see him.
000006199

22.06.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I have received both and am reading it. I shall talk to Sir Ratan Tata and Natarajan about it. I shall gladly get it typed and sent to papers. Sir Ratan Tata agrees to our allocations of the balances
000012096

23.06.1915

02834 VISHNU GOVIND VIJAPURKAR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

expressing familiarity and love states "Vows suggested by you will mostly be observed. Discussion is necessary as to how build up youths' powerful body. etc.
000006200

28.06.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14154 G. I. P. RAILWAYS, Manager

3

To get a certificate from the guard was impossible I could inform a brakeman, and still I was penalised Reply; You were correctly excessed and I cannot grant you refund.
000006201

02.07.1915

13233 RUDRA, Sushil K. [Principal] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I warmly support you but the vow of celibacy should be relaxed Boys should be allowed to get home. Machinery should not be so fully given up.
000032400

10.07.1915

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 09053 GANDHI, KHUSHALDAS

3

The writer of this letter (perhaps Narandas) writes to his father, Khushalchand that Gandhiji would send monetary help to him. Ref. to other family matters.
000006202

15.07.1915

02612 GANDHI, Narandas 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

Though the life is austere, it is better than here: Most of the criticisms to Bapu's scheme are adverse. Bapu remains very thoughtful.
000006203

15.07.1915

14155 SALIM,TYABJI FAIZ B. (Mrs.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Mrs. Salima; specially of sending away a child of 4 years is neglect of parental duty. Mr. Tyabji Faiz There is such a thing as 'innocent pleasure' But we agree with your idea for a higher life which you live.
000006204

19.07.1915

03684 RUSTOMJEE, Jalbhai 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Herewith a cheque in his favour for Rs. 1500/- But please first get back a receipt for Rs. 1500/- signed by me in his favour otherwise he will exact double amount or will not give me the receipt.
000006205

21.07.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith returned your rough draft which all approve But they want to discuss regarding the disposal of the balance of pound 4300/- Please come when invited to it.
000006206

22.07.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Herewith a list of donors and their donations (paid up) send me a list of those who can collect.
000024210

22.07.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07075 CHHOTALAL, TEJPAL

4

Suggests writing to the police Dept. in the first instance. The letter should contain only facts. Gandhiji will also handle matter regarding Viramgam Custom Cordon.
000006208

27.07.1915

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1

He has begun his Ashram with 22 boys who will be taught farming and handicraft. Gandhiji is a Tolstoyan and so he will have few to follow him
000006207

27.07.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gandhiji from his talk with Tilak found it premature: Gandhi is the last man to desire disunion If Tilak had been reasonable there would have been compromise
000006211

27.07.1915

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17

Gandhiji's covering statement giving the issues at stake and the disbursements of the moneys received; An important statement. Total income pound 27324/- expenses pound 23023/- (For final report see 6237)
000006209

29.07.1915

14156 MORARJI, ANANDJI,FAISHNAVAS OF WADHWAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

(1) From Vadhwan "Time unfavourable due to no rains" (2) Bhavnagar has seen many collections recently. But I will not do my best.
00006211A

31.07.1915

       

1

 
000006210

31.07.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

His Highness the king of Bhavnagar has contributed Rs. 1200/- Kindly take note of the same.
000024205

31.07.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07075 CHHOTALAL, TEJPAL

2

Informs that on 2-2-1910 the Times of India suggested removal of Viramgam customs cordon; because it was unnecessary and obnoxious.
000006212

02.08.1915

13237 PANDIT S. N. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I do not agree with them. Ahimsa has to be practised so as to be consistent with the maintenance of human life; and so it has a limit
000006214

02.08.1915

13239 AVICHALDAS N. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

There is no objection to the Maharana [of Vankaner] to your coming here I shall arrange for your stay and for a carriage for you
000006213

02.08.1915

14158 PALITANA STATE, Administrator 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

You are welcome but the response will be poor The state will contribute directly
000006215

03.08.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13191 WEST

3

Herewith a statement [SN6211 p.87] pound 2023 will enable you to develop agriculture 3 pound000/- includes help ;to '"Indian Opinion"' These will be criticised ; but your work should silence critics. You should refer to Mr. Petit if necessary.
000006218

05.08.1915

13241 MORARJI, ANANDJI, DIWAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

But come after Divali We want to honour you-We are anxious. But there is a draught likely So please postpone your coming.
000006217

05.08.1915

13240 KOTAK, HATRJIVAN B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

The Thokor Saheb [Rajkot] has already given Rs. 1000/- There is a draught and war Fund and Maharanee Fund. It is a different matter if your holy personality favourably affects the fund. Something can be got.
000006216

05.08.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send your letter [SN 6211 ] to various papers. I am getting 100 copies typed which I will send to you.
000006219

06.08.1915

03247 SUBRAHMANIUM K.S. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

The spirit of the plan is the true spirit of Aryavarta. The ideal is rightly a very high one. Wish every success to the noble movement. (A.P.='Arya Prakash')
000006220

08.08.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

A leader by 'Arya Prakash' fully supporting and admiring Gandhiji's scheme of the Satyagrahashram; with the short summery of the scheme.(A.P.= Arya Prakash)
000006221

09.08.1915

13243 PORBANDER, Administrator of 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I will arrange for all necessary facilities and assistance. I shall be pleased to see you at Porbandar any day.
000006222

14.08.1915

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

2

According to Government if a man is away from South Africa for more than 3 years, he loses domicile But I disagree, Government will not drive away old illicit entrants, but will prevent their re-entry once they leave. (K. i.e. Mr. Polak)
000006223

18.08.1915

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

2

Owing to possible interdiction we have sent the amount as it is better if invested in India Rustomjee objects to pound 1000/- for Polak's journey to England; fund being spent after "Indian Opinion" Press. Our usefulness is lessening daily.
00006200A

18.08.1915

17926   00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

To get a certificte from the guard was impossible I could inform a breakman, and still I was penalised Reply; You were correctly excessed and I cannot grant you refund.
000024211

18.08.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07075 CHHOTALAL, TEJPAL

2

Says that the cordon itself is offensive and so has got to be removed even if the police behaviour is not offensive.
000006224

19.08.1915

14159 WEST, Albert Henry & RUSTOMJEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

(South Africa Passive Resistance Fund) Rs. 215000/- cabled National Bank, Bombay. Invest best advantage, writing West Rustomjee.
000006225

23.08.1915

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

4

Loss pound 20 per month The paper satisfies no body why should public funds be spent over it? Chhaganlal 'has no heart for his work' We have decided to get our account audited to save us from ridicule or prosecution.
000006226

25.08.1915

12495 RANADAY S. G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

If Indians take up your ideal, it will be a day too dangerous for India's prosperity None will honestly practise your vows.
000006228

02.09.1915

14160 MANGALNATH SADHU 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Hearty congratulations for it That is the best way to freedom Salt less diet helps palate-control and Brahmacharya.
000006229

06.09.1915

07334 DAFDA, DUDABHAI MALJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Dudabhai Malji Dafda, the first Harijan applicant, who applied for the entry in Gandhiji's Ashram narrates his qualifications.
000006230

07.09.1915

13250 NATIONAL BANK OF INDIA 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter with telegraphic transfer receipt for Rs. 215000/- Kindly advise us regarding the disposal of the amount.
000006231

08.09.1915

00389 KARVE, D. K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The idea is to show sympathy with the activities of the other Ashram, I am a visionary and have failed Wishing you success
000006227

10.09.1915

13247 KUKADAY AND OTHERS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Celibacy is too high an ideal. Vegetarianism should not be insisted upon Machinery should not be tabooed
000024517

11.09.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08344 MADHURIPRASAD

2

Sorry I cannot come to Phirozabad as I am busy with their Ashram.
000028193

14.09.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

2

The statement should be answered. I am taking a momentous decision regarding entry of a Harijan family in the Ashram.
000028196

23.09.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

2

Mrs Gandhi and others and even the public of Ahmedabad are in a turmoil at this I may have to leave the place and settle in Dhhedwada.
000006232

23.09.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter regarding the amount Better if the consideration of this question is deferred till 30th when we meet.
000033105

24.09.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09748 GANDHI, KHUSHALBHAI JIVANLAL

4

After I met Narandas, I got an Impression that you are repenting after permitting Narandas. There should be nothing like that. Even in Phoenix farm, we have quite a few members from the class of "Untouchables". Let Narandas, Santok and the girls go to Madras. Only Maganlal and other children will be Herewith me. And if Maganlal also wishes to go to Madras for sometime, he is free to do so. When Narandas gets relieved from the salaried job, I shall give you necessary financial asssistance.
000006233

25.09.1915

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

7

Very strong condemnation on Moral grounds of Gandhiji's allotments to Phoenix "Indian Opinion" It is 'misappropriation and robbery' also to passive resistance relief and for giving an impression in India that you consult us {i.e. South Africa Indian dealers]
000006234

30.09.1915

13190 GANDHI, Prabhudas C. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

His (Dafda Dudabhai) coming has caused serious heart burning Mrs. Gandhi (Kasturba) has left, and Maganlal and Maganbhai will also leave as also Narandas etc.
000006235

08.10.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Cheque for 150000 has been paid into his account; subject to the allocation agreed upon at the committee meeting
000006236

08.10.1915

13253 GAYA VAIDIK SABHA 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Against (1)_ Disobedience to parents;(2) non-violence which only jains will accept;(3) Celibacy even by married couples; (4) No milk diet;etc.
000006237

31.10.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

Printed statement by Gandhiji of income and expenditure together with introductory remarks on the gains of passive resistance movement
000006238

31.10.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

Concluding portion of the above SN 6237 remarks in Gujarati.
000006239

03.11.1915

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

2

Ba (Kasturba Gandhi) is some what quiet but is uneasy at heart. outwardly at least untouchability is given up I am calling (Gandhi ) Chhaganlal here:
000006240

03.11.1915

13254 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00000 "BLANK"

4

(1) There should be no vows as such;(2)No family groups but separate apartments for all women and all men,(3) Humility should be insisted upon etc.
000033108

08.11.1915

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09748 GANDHI, KHUSHALBHAI JIVANLAL

2

I think my last letter gave you pain. I feel sorry for the same and ask for pardon from you. You are the only elderly person in the family for me. I also ask for pardon from my sister-in-law. Iask for your blessings.
000006241

08.11.1915

13255 TURNER HERBERT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

Very intelligent and favourable criticism of Gandhiji's scheme and vows and Gandhiji's ideals Almost complete agreement Favours manual labour specially.
000006242

10.11.1915

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

2

I experience now such calm. I am glad fruits and crackers were given on the Diwali Renunciation without detachment has proved harmful I have seen Ramjeebhai is all kindness.
000006244

16.11.1915

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

2

I should prefer giving scholarship to create leaders. But you know best. Hope you will approve our going by first class owing to my illness.
000006243

16.11.1915

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Thank for your cheque for Rs. 64999-13-0 I return herewith C.F. Andrews's letter to you How much do you want printing etc.?
000006245

21.11.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

8

An incident showing how Gandhi risked his head to control a noisy-meeting and succeeded. Gandhi consider Shri Rajchandra superior to the best European philosophers like Tolstoy or Ruskin. Very great praise
000006247

01.12.1915

14162 GANDHI, Prabhudas & Krishnadas 14163 GANDHI, Maganlal K. & Chhaganlal

8

Three letters showing Gandhiji's bias in education for music, handi-craft, and vows in diet. ' I have vowed to have fruits only for a month.
000006246

01.12.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Gandhiji's article comparing 'Geermit'system (indenture system) with slavery and quoting other authorities also indicate the literature on the subject.
000032395

14.12.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Ganhiji in his reply to the welcome-address at a reception held in Rajkot said that he held Kevalrambhai as his elder and with his demise he has suffered an irreparable loss.
000006315

22.12.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

At a meeting to congratulate a person being an I.C.S. and presided over by a 'Sir' Gandhiji condemned titles and degrees. We want character not 'tails' In all his speeches he emphasises on fearlessness also.
000006249

23.12.1915

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

1

You will be glad to know that Government had accepted our offer and we are proceeding to German East Africa We are well- treated.
000006250

25.12.1915

13254 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

You grow sombre and gloomy as become simpler why? Also news about Women's progress to power on account of the war etc.
000006252

27.12.1915

12929 CACHALIA 14213 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS PERSIDENT

1

British Indian Asso.'s cable detailing the grievances regarding immigration and harsh treatment of immigration Officers' Divide and Rule policy etc.
000006251

27.12.1915

00730 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Do look after Sorab (Parsee Rustomjee's son) get him married and send him with wife back to us. You an Mrs. Gandhi are his parents.
000006255

31.12.1915

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

16

An issue of '"Indian Opinion"' relating an instance of the hardships for immigrants Also an account of Gandhiji's satyagraha and his speeches on Rajchandra

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