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Correspondence  > 1916

Correspondence: 1916
 

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000006257

03.01.1916

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Accounts of the receptions of Gandhiji and his speeches An appeal for Gokhale Fund Surat gave me 2 noted Satyagrahis His speech as President of Arya Samaj Annual Gathering " I have respect for the Samaj"(H = Hindustan)
000006248

09.01.1916

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Bitter complaints against the administration of law specially by the Acting Immigration Officer regarding exempted Educated Indians, Immigration wives, etc. (Address by chairman of British Indian Asso. Transvaal)
000006258

10.01.1916

00730 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Please see to my son's weeding as a father would. Invite persons of all faiths at the wedding feast I paid for Volunteers' dinner etc. The fund should be spent here You should not have it to Mr. Petit.
000006259

12.01.1916

12929 CACHALIA 13850 INTERIOR DEPARTMENT (E.F.C. Lane)

3

Herewith resolutions of an Indian meeting We will not embarrass Government with further demands owing to the war; but we want to see the 1914 settlement fully carried out
000006260

12.01.1916

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1

Report of the above meeting (6259) as also of a counter-meeting under Hamidia Islamic Society, disowning the above swearing loyalty etc.
000006261

15.01.1916

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

1

Your letter giving cover to a hundi for Rs. 700 Kindly collected by you from Wardha for Gokhale Memorial Fund.
000006262

16.01.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07417 SCHIFF, Leonard N.

2

How could you believe I could utter such nonsense? Natarajan (Editor of "Social-Reformer" Bombay) apologised for publishing it. I have taken no vow about anger. Reference to Polak's splendid work
000006263

17.01.1916

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

1

The Minister ( Interior Dept.) wants particulars regarding the constitution and member and composition of members before he can decide upon receiving a deputation.
000006264

20.01.1916

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

5

Since its inception in 1902 you are the first to question its composition Government always recognised us. Then follows a list of points ( A good summary of points at issue)
000006265

23.01.1916

14165 POLAK, H.S.L. (Mr. and Mrs.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

11

Bitterly complaining against Gandhiji's "intolerable silence" Ritch's quaint methods of as a lawyer Beseeching Gandhiji's advice regarding their stay in South Africa.
000016291

24.01.1916

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Last will and testament of Budree Aheer residing at Jacob's in Durban.
000006267

27.01.1916

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A meeting of Cawnpore Ladies protesting against the system "Which dishonours womanhood and is admittedly pernicious and degrading."
000006266

29.01.1916

14164 CHIEF KARBHARI LIMDI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

(Gandhiji's collections at Limdi) Herewith Hundies for Rs.. 1285-12-0; which please acknowledge.
000006268

31.01.1916

13261 SRINIVASAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please furnish me with full and correct information regarding South Africa Indian woes to silence critics. Please come here to unveil the photograph
000006271

07.02.1916

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1

Mr. Gandhi 'an absolute child in politics' said something regarding revolutionaries which he did not mean Mrs. Besant intervened for order Gandhiji proceeded and princes left the meeting Malaviya apologised for Gandhiji (L =The Leader)
000006270

07.02.1916

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

1

If you intend to send any more money, please let me know so that I can obtain the necessary sanction
000006272

10.02.1916

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2

Gandhiji refused to withdraw a word 'But for Mrs. Besant's hasty interruption nothing would have happened and my meaning made clear fully (N.I.= New India B.C.== Bombay Chronicle)
000006120

13.02.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13199 LAZARUS

5

If the Government of South Africa does not observe the spirit of the Indian Relief Act; We have passive resistance ; as a sure remedy cricket etc. are not necessary, for us Indians. "A sound body " is that which do the will of the owner
000006295

13.02.1916

02404 VENKATAPPAYYA, Konda 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

52

Request from various towns and persons to visit their places and institution and to deliver speeches during Gandhiji's proposed South India Tour. Letters from K. Venkatappiyya, Hanumath Rao etc.
00006295A

13.02.1916

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1

Malaviyaji has apoligised Even "Sandesh" does not arrest that the raw was due to me. Princes were too far from me to hear me etc.
00006295B

14.02.1916

00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 02612 GANDHI, Narandas

4

Opinion here decidedely favours Bapuji (i.e. Gandhiji) Read Indu-Prakash India will now begin to know whoBapu really is.
000006280

14.02.1916

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2

(1) In religion it means no proselytisation and adherence to one's own creed (2) Politics; Helping Panchayats and Vernaculars (3) village industries (H.P. = Hindu Patriot)
00006295C

14.02.1916

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1

He said his reference to the incident was not due to missionary influence. Mrs. Besant's note. Then why he broke his silence if inexplicable.
000006273

15.02.1916

14214 AMRITLAL DALPATBHAI (Sheth) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Rs 175-4-0 were collected when you came here (Wadhawan camp) and Rs. 150/- are realised by now sending a hundi to Bombay for Rs. 150/-
000006275

16.02.1916

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1

Gandhiji is a Saint only less revered that Dadabhai Naoroji. Mrs, Besant says she feared Gandhi's safety; But it is strange that she should be nervous.
000006274

16.02.1916

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1

Condemnation of princes Mrs. Besant might (have) well have allowed Gandhiji to finish his speech. We hope she will explain her attitude (s. J. == Sind Journal)
000006278

16.02.1916

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1

Full Text of a forceful sincere speech which lays the greatest emphasis on character and religion, which should be the basis for politics.
006294A/B

17.02.1916

01314 RAJAGOPALACHARI, C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am very much pleased that you are in sympathy. Herewith some papers on it Government is against the movement.
006294A-B

17.02.1916

01314 RAJAGOPALACHARI, C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am very much pleased thet you are in sympathy. Herewith some papers on it. Government is aginst the movement
000006276

18.02.1916

00775 BESANT, Annie (Mrs.) 00000 "BLANK"

2

In a lecture on 'Students and Politics' she would follow Gandhiji and call it a passing wave She had great respect for Gandhiji She has already explained herself(N.I. ==New India)
000006277

18.02.1916

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1

(Translation of SN 6278 Benares incidents Gandhiji calls a passing wave) (H.== Hindusthan
000006279

21.02.1916

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2

Details about the incident and a strong leader fully supporting Gandhiji. Malaviyaji wired that he did not apologise Mrs. Besant exposed
000006282

22.02.1916

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5

He draws attention to the exploitation of Indian under false swadeshi When we buys things made in India by foreign companies like Buckingham mills Urge to use hand-made cloth.
000006285

22.02.1916

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000006281

22.02.1916

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000006286

22.02.1916

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000006283

22.02.1916

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1

Under H. A. Wadia's presidentship, Gandhiji spoke on Gokhale emphasising his zeal industry his skill and at the back of them all his spirituality (J.P. =Jayan Prakash)
000006284

22.02.1916

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

1

Your letter giving cover to 2 hundies for Rs. 975-12-5 and Rs.150/- being subscriptions of Vankaner and Wadhawan camp.
000006287

26.02.1916

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1

Honourable Mr. Bhurgri presiding Sir G.H. Hidayatullah read an address to which Gandhiji replied emphasising self-help (swadeshi) self-improvement (Gandhiji was the only speaker in Hindustani)
000006288

28.02.1916

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Another report of 6287 "We must grow into self-Government by fearlessness etc.
000006292

29.02.1916

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Much better report of above SN6291 meeting Gokhaleji's spirituality emphasised
000006293

29.02.1916

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000006291

29.02.1916

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Speaking in Hindi he said that the country would rise if every one did his duty; Not for fame or pride but for service one should be a leader. Appeal for funds for "Servants of India"
000006290

29.02.1916

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It is against Hinduism Conscientious Objectors should not be forced I should advise them SATYAGRAHA.(s. V. = Sanj Vartman)
000006289

29.02.1916

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He asks us to deserve self-Government and pleads for the depressed classes. If one Gandhi could show such superb force, can we not succeed etc. (I.P. = Indian Patriot)
000006298

01.03.1916

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3

A long detailed account of Gandhiji's reception and his speeches at Hyderabad (Sind) Text of the address and report of his reply. and his speech on vaccination Also a brief report of his stay at Karachi.
000006297

01.03.1916

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Very enthusiastic eulogy of the 'the Sage' with an appeal to follow his precept and practise of simplicity self-sacrifice etc. (s. J. =Sind Journal")
000006296

01.03.1916

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Gandhiji's very powerful plea for its immediate abolition as it leads to the moral degradation of labours and of the Nation.
000006300

03.03.1916

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

2

Do you intend to send any more money as the balance shown (pound 15723) is not equivalent to the amount Rs. 214999 sent?
000006299

05.03.1916

13266 MEHTA, PRABHASHABKAR V. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

We have collected Rs. 600/- a small amount but we have done our best Our hearts are with Gokhale.
000006301

11.03.1916

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

2

Thanks for Hundies for Rs. 105/- and Rs. 124-5-4- (being second instalment from Gondal) Rs. 105/- from Sind.
000006302

13.03.1916

13267 SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss) 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

A very loving and sincere adieu by Miss Schlesin who complains against Gandhiji's silence. Also a wire wishing bon Voyage
000006304

15.03.1916

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

1

Raghunath should apply fro D.I 19 (....) and make statement giving details of family etc.
000006303

15.03.1916

13268 MENON, Kesava 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Wire convenience visit Calicut Malabar When coming Coonur (*On the back there is a note by Gandhi Maganlal- I am informing him that you are at Hardwar)
000006305

16.03.1916

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

12

Herewith a draft copy of Rules And Regulations (of the Imperial Indian Citizenship Asso.) Please suggest alterations if necessary Enclosures; Rules and Gandhiji's suggested alterations in the first 4 clauses
000006306

30.03.1916

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

6

Herewith a list of persons who have to be helped from the passive resistance fund The names are to be kept confidential. Only Gokhale knew them.
000006309

31.03.1916

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5

A remarkable speech Infatuation for the body must cease when through it the soul does not progress Be fearless and you will get Swaraj.
000006308

31.03.1916

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1

All Communities joined in it. Gandhiji said that Gujaraties welcomed him everywhere They should do honest business and not be loot people. They have spread all over India and beyond.
000006307

31.03.1916

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1

Statement of account from June 5, 1914 to March 31 1916; and balance sheet on March 31, 1916 Balance 3 pound0/-
000006310

10.04.1916

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1

A money order receipt for Rs. 15/- signed by Aiyammal (Soorjoo's widow) being the monthly aid given to her; from P.R. Fund
000006253

20.04.1916

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1

Gandhiji's thoughts on Govind Apaji Patil's early death. "We are very careless of our health, eat unhealthy food and take no exercise" etc.
000006311

29.04.1916

14167 SUBARAO, R.B. 14168 GANDHI, M.K. & Kasturba

3

Invitation to Gandhiji and Kasturba to visit Mangalore ; please include Mangalore Mahila Sabha. Student's Brotherhood and Depressed classes Mission joined in the invitation
000006312

01.05.1916

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4

Gandhiji seconded a resolution to establish unity between Moderates and Nationalist Tilak proposed it. Gandhiji trusted all will work selflessly I hope the money given to me is earned by honest means *(Date fixed with reference to PRAJABANDHU dated 7-5-1916 page 19.
000029527

01.06.1916

00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 08740 WEST, Albert Henry

3

(1) re: adjument of some pending I.O. account (2) Suggest writting a weekly or fortnightly letter giving S. Africa news for young India. (3) Gives Indian Political scence & informs G's leading a non-cooperation movement for Muslim cause (Khilafat)
000006314

04.06.1916

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3

Gandhiji's speech at the conference He upheld caste system, specially 'Varna' but condemned untouchability as the cancer of India
000006317

30.06.1916

13270 LAWRENCE W. S. 14169 WEST, Albert Henry & GANDHI, M.K.

4

The Method of book-keeping was too complicated for any intelligible information, but the entries have honestly made
000006316

30.06.1916

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7

Passive resistance Fund Accounts statement of Income and expense. Balance sheets of South Africa Passive Resistance Fund and Phoenix settlement; and of Phoenix business account.
000026465

03.07.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

1

Be brave. To avoid mosquito bites have a thin cover on body and rub kerosene on face.
000028198

16.07.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08643 MOHAN

5

 
000006318

27.07.1916

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9

Principally it was to find out the right principle of, living but we put forth the secondary object i.e. removal of grievances Then begins an account of struggle;
000006313

01.08.1916

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4

Strong condemnation We are mere caricatures of European Civilisation Plea for education through mother-tongue and industrial education.(S= Samalochak)
000024283

08.08.1916

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

1

Herewith the letter.
00024283A

08.08.1916

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

1

Introduction in favour of Shri Kunvarjee v. Mehta.
000006319

11.08.1916

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

1

The (Imperial Indian Citizinship)Asso. wants to know the minimum amount in a lump sum once for all Please state it. Have you received anything else?
000030903

18.08.1916

00447 WEST, Albert Henry 08886 RUSTOMJEE, (Mr.)

5

(1) Explain his & his familie's grievances at Phoenix Settlement (2) Critisis Mr. Rustomjee for his money mindedness & not understanding what education is & not taking intrest in the management (3) Asks either to release him or treat him decently & pay properly etc (For G's reply see C.W. 4423 14-9-16
000030902

18.08.1916

00447 WEST, Albert Henry 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

expressing worry over the crisis in phoenix Settlement encloses his letter to Mr. Rustomjee.
000006320

19.08.1916

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

2

I require Rs. 15000/- for India I have not received balance from South Africa. They will take time before they can say what they require:
000006322

25.08.1916

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

3

While a conviction during the passive resistance movement for breaking laws which passive resisters broke is presumably a passive resistance case, it is not always so. So you should go into each case to prove it as passive resistance case.
000006321

25.08.1916

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

1

I shall place your letter before the Managing committee Please write to South Africa; and collect the unspent balance soon.
000006325

04.09.1916

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4

He is a lover of Swadeshi and used to wear Swadeshi When he reached Aden on his voyage to India. We must wear hand-woven clothes.
000006323

05.09.1916

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

3

My Asso. is grateful for the release and appreciates Government's anxiety to act in good faith towards us. My Asso. is satisfied with the instructions to prosecutors to presume such cases as passive resistance cases.
000029518

14.09.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08741 WEST (Mrs.)

2

Agrees to their (her family's) having enough for maintanence & says. He (G) has asked her husband to draw freely from P. R. Fund.
000029517

14.09.1916

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

4

Asks to send accounts of Passive Resistance Fund (S. A.) & draw unhesitatingly for his (West's) needs from the same.
000006324

29.09.1916

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

6

The account marked 'A' is for publication "B" is the more detailed account for your information. Then follow explanation for the difference (I.O.= "Indian Opinion" ;P.R. =Passive Resistance)
000006326

01.10.1916

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6

There is great beneficial self-control in marrying and dining within caste only. But there may be exemption Caste -system is good and religious.(B.S.= Bharat Sevak)
000006327

10.10.1916

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

14

We have pound 128/- in credit as the attached account shows Pease bank it to fetch interest for the Asso. We shall have a school-building
000006328

23.10.1916

13184 SORABJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

I want to serve India, please, therefore advise me. I shall follow it. I have sent a draft for pound 235-15-0 Please send me pound 100/-
000006329

30.10.1916

00107 COLONIST 00357 'STAR, THE'

1

They should be transferred to "German" East Africa with compensation and South Africa be reserved for Europeans and natives only
000029528

31.10.1916

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

7

(1) Appreciates has (west's) frankness. (2)Discuss fund allocation for defferent S. Africa activities & passive reseitors from the P. R. Fund.
000021710

01.11.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08049 AJIT PRASAD

1

Gandhiji replies that on inquiry he found that Government had positive proof against Pandit Agrawal. True there should be proper trial. The party concerned however should be innocent.
000034078

17.11.1916

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4

Sale deed dated 17/11/1916 bearing Number SN-34078 pertains to the purchase of land- Survey No. 523- by Motilal Dalsukhram Savak. Vaniya from Patel Chaturdas Tulsidas.
000026461

25.11.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

2

Polak says Gujarati section of "Indian Opinion" will have to be closed for want of Gujarati knowing persons. Why can you not mind it ?
000026464

01.12.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

1

I feel more for sending you there: You feel for leaving us. But we have to be brave.
000029519

12.12.1916

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 02798 WEST (Mr.)

4

(1) Feels "Indian Opinion" should stand local support or else reduce its pages instead relying on P. R. Fund. Suggests alternative re: its management. (2) Suggests banking Transvaal Indian Women's Fund, for intrest.
000006331

31.12.1916

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Balance sheets, statements of Revenue and expenditure etc. of the three "Indian Opinion" Loss pound 268/- Passive Resistance Fund pound 3152/-

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