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Pilgrims' notes
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"Pilgrims Notes" are recollections of actions and statements of the Central Figures of the Faith. These records are less reliable than their Writings. See status of pilgrims notes and a compilation about Pilgrims Notes.
  1. Pilgrims' Notes, Status of. [about]
  2. n.d.. Two Statements from the Guardian, by Mrs. Rollins and Mrs. McCormick. Two short comments of Shoghi Effendi, from a personal conversation. [about]
  3. n.d.. Remarks to Pilgrims to Haifa by Shoghi Effendi, by Vivian Fellows. Six short, undated quotations. [about]
  4. 2022. Confessions of a Child of the Half-Light , by Jack McLean. Philosophical essays; recollections of 'Abdu'l-Bahá by Laura Dreyfus Barney, Curtis Kelsey, and other Europeans; recollections of Shoghi Effendi by ten individuals; dreams and visions; eulogies of the author's parents; travel teaching across Russia. [about]
  5. 2021 Spring. In the Noble, Sacred Place: One Rainy Day in a Holy City, by Sandra Lynn Hutchison, in, vol. 12. A memoir of visiting Jerusalem — a contemporary pilgrim's note written as a literary piece — with meditations on the spiritual truths of the Qur'an. [about]
  6. 2018. Scholar Meets Prophet: Edward Granville Browne and Bahá'u'lláh (Acre, 1890), by Christopher Buck and Youli A. Ioannesyan, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 20. Details of E.G. Browne's handwritten notes about his meeting with Bahá'u'lláh, his stay in Akka in April 1890, and his correspondence with Russian academics. [about]
  7. 2018. 'Abdu'l-Baha in Britain, 1913: The Diary of Ahmad Sohrab, by Ahmad Sohrab. Diary of the travels to Liverpool, London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Woking, 1912/12/05-1913/01/21. Presented as a "hybrid" book with internet links, maps, and QR codes. Includes copious notes, alternative accounts, and an appendix of the talks. [about]
  8. 2017. Talk Given by Abdu'l-Baha to Theosophists at Marseille, by Abdu'l-Bahá, in Abdu'l-Bahá in France, 1911-1913. Text of a talk on materialism and philosophy, adapted from a newspaper article. [about]
  9. 2016. One Life, One Memory, by Rúhá Asdáq: Review, by Paul Mantle, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies. [about]
  10. 2016. Memories of Talks with the Guardian, by Hiroyasu Takano. Memories of a pilgrimage in 1954. Takano was the only Japanese Bahá'í other than Saichiro Fujita to meet the Guardian. [about]
  11. 2016 Spring. Encounter, The, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Ré Nua New Day, 241. A slightly fictionalized account of a visit to the Shrine of the Bab in the Holy Land. [about]
  12. 2015. Twin Pilgrimages of Núru'd-Dín Mumtází, by Nureddin Mumtazi. Accounts of Nureddin Momtazi's pilgrimages in 1920 and 1955-56. Includes foreword and numerous notes, both covering much history and context. Documents reviewed and annotated by multiple members of Momtazi's family. [about]
  13. 2015-08. Group Pilgrimage in Commemoration of the Centenary of the Baha'i Faith in Japan, in Bahá'í News of Japan for English Readers, #347. Brief notes by four participants from a contemporary visit by Japanese Bahá'ís to the Holy Land in honor of 100 years of the Faith in Japan. [about]
  14. 2014. Recollections of Pilgrimage: Nine Days with the Guardian in 1957, by Bill Washington. Lengthy account of 9 days in the Holy Land. Appendixes include list of items in the Archives, stories told by other pilgrims, and discussion of the Ten-Year Plan. [about]
  15. 2014. Hands of the Cause of God: Personal Recollections, by Bill Washington. Recollections of A.Q. Faizi, A.A. Furútan, Clara Dunn, Rúhíyyih Khánum, Ugo Giachery, Leroy Ioas, Enoch Olinga, Rahmátu’lláh Muhajir, Bill Sears, Agnes Alexander, John Robarts, Collis Featherstone, and Jalal Khazeh. [about]
  16. 2013-01-15. `Abdu'l-Bahá in Manhattan, by Kurt Asplund. Maps of all the places visited by `Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912, from Miniature Atlas of the Borough of Manhattan in One Volume, complete with detailed descriptions of each location, quotations from people present, and excerpts from newspaper articles. [about]
  17. 2012. Word Portraits of Abdu'l-Baha. Short descriptions of Abdu'l-Bahá by Horace Holley, Louis Gregory, Howard Colby Ives, Wellesley Tudor Pole, E. G. Browne, Ali Yazdi, Florence Khan, Stanwood Cobb, and Albert Vail. [about]
  18. 2012. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in New York, by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman. History of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit, concepts and principles he spoke about, the social context of New York at the time, and personal stories of the lives of early American Bahá'ís. Includes video interview with the author, and Spanish translation. [about]
  19. 2012-08. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Canada: A Compilation from Written Accounts. Lengthy collection of passages from the books Origins of the Bahá’í Community in Canada, Maxwells of Montreal, Mahmúd’s Diary, and Abdu’l-Bahá in Canada, the newspaper Montreal Gazette, and other sources. [about]
  20. 2011/2021. In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: The Master in the British Isles 1911, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom. A collection of extracts from the Writings, pilgrims' notes, and newspapers summarizing Abdu'l-Bahá's first visit to the United Kingdom, prepared by the NSA of the United Kingdom for centenary observations. [about]
  21. 2010. 1906 Pilgrim Notes of Ali Kuli Khan, by Ali-Kuli Khan. Large volume in English of the words, stories and actions of 'Abdu'l-Bahá on many topics recorded by the Bahá'í translator Ali Kuli Khan in Persian in 1906 and partly corrected by 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  22. 2008. Lifetime with 'Abdu'l-Bahá, A: Reminiscences of Khalíl Shahídí, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 9. Extensive recollections of four decades with the Holy Family in the time of Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Includes appendices on the next Manifestation, Bahá'í holy days, avoidance of tobacco, penmanship, and observations on daily life of the time. [about]
  23. 2008. Genesis of the Bábí-Bahá'í Faiths in Shíráz and Fárs, The, by Mirza Habibuʾllah Afnan, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 1. Detailed account of the early years of the Bab, events of the 1880s and 1890s, the Constitutional Revolution years, and appendices for the study of the Bahá'í community in Shíráz. [about]
  24. 2008. Báb in Shiraz, The: An Account by Mírzá Habíbu'lláh Afnán, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 16. Recollections of the early years of the Bab and his family, and the times following his declaration; written by a relative. [about]
  25. 2008. Abdu'l-Bahá's Year in Egypt: A Compilation of Eyewitnesses, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 10. Annotated excerpts from Bahá'í News. Includes 8-page overview of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Egypt, his companion and diarist Ahmad Sohrab, and the trip's press coverage. [about]
  26. 2008. 'Abdu'l-Baha in Edinburgh: The Diary of Ahmad Sohrab, by Ahmad Sohrab. Diary of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Edinburgh, January 6-10, 1913. [about]
  27. 2008-03. With Abdu'l-Bahá: The Diary of Mirza 'Isa Khan Isfahani, by Mirza `Isa Khan Isfahani, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 11. Account of a visit to Haifa, December 1919 - January 1920, by a little-known author Mírzá 'Isá Khán Isfahání Darágáh'í. Includes table of an old Persian solar calendar and its Western astrological correspondences, and anecdotes about Esslemont. [about]
  28. 2007. Witness to Shaykh Tabarsi: The Narrative of Haji Nasir Qazvini, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 8. Biography of Qazvini, sources for the study of the conflict at Shaykh Tabarsi, and Qazvini's narrative. Includes the Persian text, and bios of Táríkh Samandar and M. A. Malik-Khusravi (in Persian). [about]
  29. 2007. My Interview with Laura Dreyfus-Barney, by Jack McLean. Brief interview with the compiler of Some Answered Questions, conducted in Paris in 1967. [about]
  30. 2007. Mortensen, Fred, by Justin Penoyer. Three biographies of an American who met Abdu'l-Bahá, by his great-grandson. [about]
  31. 2007. Martyrdom of Hájí Muhammad-Ridá: 19 Historical Accounts, by Ahang Rabbani, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 5. Accounts of the 1889 martyrdom of Haji Muhammad Rida Isfahani in Ashgabat (Ashkhabad) in Russian Turkestan. [about]
  32. 2007. Heart is a Little Bird that Longs to Soar, The: Impressions of Pilgrimage in Haifa, Bahji and Akká in the Days of the Universal House of Justice, by Jack McLean. Short notes from a contemporary pilgrimage, and comparison with pilgrims' visits in the past. [about]
  33. 2007-09-02. What A Young Man Learned from Laura Rumney Davis about Shoghi Effendi, by Jack McLean. Interview with Laura Davis, "The Mother of the Toronto Bahá’í Community," and some recollections of the Guardian. [about]
  34. 2007-08-12. What Stanwood Cobb Told Me about 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Jack McLean. Reflections on Cobb's life and his recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá, partly based on two personal interviews. [about]
  35. 2006. Portrait of Abdu'l-Bahá: Selections From Memories of Nine Years in Akká, by Youness Khan Afroukhteh. Habits of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in His daily tasks and services, his concentration, the way he revealed verses, his manner of speaking, his bearing, interactions with governments, his burdens and tasks, and his love and generosity. [about]
  36. 2006. Bábís of Nayriz, The: History and Documents, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 2. Extensive collection of historical documents: autobiographies, narratives, genealogies and chronologies, the transition from the Bábí to the Bahá'í community, provisional translations, and a list of Bábí martyrs. [about]
  37. 2005. Sweet and Enchanting Stories. Stories and memoirs by and about ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Mirza Haydar ‘Ali, Zia Baghdadi, ‘Ali Akbar Furutan, Adib Tahirzadih, Abul-Qasim Faizi, and other loved and historic figures. [about]
  38. 2005. Memories of the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Memoirs of Mírzá Habíbu'lláh Afnán, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 4. Autobiography of a close confidant of the holy family. Includes appendices on Bahá'í historical places in Shiraz, the Afnán family genealogy, and excerpts from Houshmand Fatheazam’s diary [about]
  39. 2005. `Abdu'l-Baha in Abu-Sinan: September 1914, by Ahang Rabbani, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 13. The story of Abdu'l-Bahá's relocating the Haifa/Akka Bahá'í community of some 140 people to a nearby Druze village to keep them safe during World War I. [about]
  40. 2001-05. Opening of the Terraces (May 2001), The: Reflections of a Participant, by Thelma Batchelor. Contemporary pilgrim's note from May 20-26, 2001, witnessing the historic completion of the Arc project. [about]
  41. 2000-03. Bahá'í Pilgrimage, A, by Charles Uzzell. Contemporary notes about a pilgrimage in 2000, with photographs of Dr. Varga and 'Ali Akbar Furutan. [about]
  42. 1999. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in New York: The City of the Covenant, by Eliane Lacroix-Hopson and Abdu'l-Bahá. Details of 'Abdu'l-Baha's visit to New York City in 1912; his discourses and conversations. [about]
  43. 1998. Mother's Stories: Recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá, by Muriel Ives Barrow Newhall. Stories of Abdu'l-Bahá and early Bahá'ís told by Muriel Ives Barrow Newhall (1897-1984), daughter of Howard Colby Ives and Elizabeth Church Hoyt. [about]
  44. 1998. Mahmúd's Diary: The Diary of Mírzá Mahmúd-i-Zarqání Chronicling 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey to America, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Mirza Mahmud-i-Zarqani. Extensive account of the 1912 travels of Abdu'l-Bahá in the West. [about]
  45. 1998. Bahá'í Pilgrimage, A, by Cher Holt-Fortin. Contemporary notes about a pilgrimage in 1998. [about]
  46. 1998-02. Pilgrimage: Notes by LeRoy Jones, by LeRoy Jones. Contemporary notes from a 1975 pilgrimage. [about]
  47. 1998 Fall. 'Abdu'l-Baha's Meeting with Two Prominent Iranians, by Muhammad Qazvini, in World Order, 30:1. Muhammad Qazvini's and Siyyid Hasan Taqizadeh's descriptions of their 1911 meetings with `Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris. Preceded by a brief biography of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  48. 1997. Notes on Pilgrimage to Haifa: Parallel edition of five manuscripts, by Alice Dudley. Multiple manuscripts of Dudley's notes of a pilgrimage in 1957, and a case study in how much different manuscripts of Pilgrim's Notes can differ. [about]
  49. 1996. Bahá'í Pilgrimage to Israel, by Gandhimohan Viswanathan, in Pilgrims and Travelers to the Holy Land. A short scholarly article accompanied by numerous photographs of sacred Bahá'í sites in the Holy Land. [about]
  50. 1996-11. Bahá'í Pilgrimage, A, by Chris Manvell. Contemporary notes and photographs of a pilgrimage in 1996. [about]
  51. 1991. Crown of Glory: Memoirs of Jinab-i-Aziz'u'llah Azizi, by Aziz'u'llah Azizi. Autobiography of Jináb-i-Azízí, "the Tailor," a companion of 'Abdu'l-Bahá who travelled with the Master to London and Paris, and also met with Shoghi Effendi. Includes photographs, and provisional translations of several Tablets. [about]
  52. 1991. Arches of the Years, by Marzieh Gail. Early days of the Bahá'í Faith in America and of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit in 1912; Phoebe Hearst; Versailles Conference; and about Marzieh Gail herself. [about]
  53. 1989. In His Presence: Visits to 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Roy Wilhelm and Stanwood Cobb. Re-publication of Wilhelm's Knock and It Shall Be Opened Unto You (1908), Cobb's Memories of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (1962), and Coy's A Week in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Home (1921). Text missing quotation marks. [about]
  54. 1988. Pilgrims' Notes, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Lights of Guidance. [about]
  55. 1987. Summon Up Remembrance, by Marzieh Gail. Memoir left by Ali-Kuli Khan, one of the first translators of Bahá'í Writings; writings of his wife Florence; other family papers and memories. [about]
  56. 1986. Munirih Khanum: Memoirs and Letters, by Munirih Khanum. Autobiography of Khanum (1847-1938), the wife of Abdu'l-Bahá. Includes the arrangements for her marriage, her travel to Akka, her time with the wife of the Bab, and memorial letters written on the anniversaries of the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  57. 1986. Memories of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Ali M. Yazdi, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983). Recollections by a prominent Iranian-American Bahá'í. [about]
  58. 1985. Letters and Essays, 1886-1913, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani. Treatises of "the greatest and most learned of all Bahá'í scholars" about Alexander Tumansky; on meeting Abdu'l-Bahá; and on the meaning of angels, resurrection, civilization, tests, angels, holy spirit, and the saying "Knowledge is twenty-seven letters." [about]
  59. 1985. In Galilee and In Wonderland, by Arthur S. Agnew and Thornton Chase. Two essays of a pilgrimage to Akka in 1907. [about]
  60. 1984. Reminiscences of Shoghi Effendi, by John Robarts and Zikrullah Khadem. [about]
  61. 1983. Shoghi Effendi's Question, by Emeric Sala, in The Vision of Shoghi Effendi. Recollections of Sala (1906-1990) on Shoghi Effendi discussing the meaning of the World Order of Bahá'u'lláh. Includes audio version. [about]
  62. 1983. Portals to Freedom, by Howard Colby Ives. A collection of anecdotes and history of Abdu'l-Bahá's travels to the United States, as told by one observer. [about]
  63. 1983. Diary of Juliet Thompson, by Juliet Thompson and Marzieh Gail. Experiences in the life of Juliet Thompson, a prominent early Bahá'í and friend of Abdu'l-Bahá. Includes preface by Marzieh Gail. [about]
  64. 1982. Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha. Compilation of inspiring anecdotes pertaining to the Bahá'í way of life as demonstrated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the perfect Exemplar of Bahá'u'lláh's teachings, whose words and deeds were in total harmony and whose life serves as an example for all. [about]
  65. 1982. My Memories of Baha'u'llah, by Ustad Muhammad-'Ali Salmani. Memories of one of Baha'u'llah's companions during his exile. [about]
  66. 1982-02. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Baltimore, by Allison Vaccaro and Edward E. Bartlett, in Bahá'í News. History of Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Baltimore, Maryland. [about]
  67. 1981?. Eagle and Pillar over Shoghi Effendi's resting place, and his visits to Scotland, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Transcript of Ruhiyyih Khanum talking about Shoghi Effendi's visits to Scotland and how the pillar and eagle came to be over his resting place [about]
  68. 1980. Stories from The Delight of Hearts: The Memoirs of Hájí Mírzá Haydar-'Alí, by Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali. Anecdotes and history, a personal glimpse of the Middle East in the 19th century, as told by a follower of Bahá'u'lláh and companion of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  69. 1980. Pilgrim's notes about Shoghi Effendi, by Ramona Brown, in Memories of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Recollections of the Early Days of the Bahá'ís of California. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1954. [about]
  70. 1979. Daily Lessons Received at Akka: January 1908, by Helen S. Goodall and Ella Goodall Cooper. Includes translations of three Tablets of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  71. 1978-08. Part of the Baha'i History of the Family of Charles and Maria Ioas, by Viola Tuttle and Margarite Ioas Ullrich. Biographies of Charles and Maria: from his birth in 1859, their introduction to the Faith in 1898, experiences with 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912, and four Tablets from 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  72. 1975. Interview of Sachiro Fujita, by Sylvia Ioas. Interview of Fugita-san by Sylvia Ioas during John McHenry's pilgrimage in December, 1975 at McHenry's request. [about]
  73. 1974-08. In Memory of Grace Anderson, by Beth McKenty, in Bahá'í News, 521. Memories of an early Bahá'í from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who met Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  74. 1973. Shoghi Effendi on the Book of Certitude, by Ugo Giachery, in Shoghi Effendi: Recollections. Brief pilgrims' note with some interesting comments on the Kitab-i-Iqan. [about]
  75. 1973. Shoghi Effendi: Recollections, by Ugo Giachery. Biography of Shoghi Effendi from the close standpoint of the author's personal experiences. [about]
  76. 1973. Dynamics of Prayer, by Ruhaniyyih Ruth Moffett. Pilgrims note from the words of Shoghi Effendi about "five steps" for prayer and action (from 1954), followed by explanatory notes from the Universal House of Justice (from 1978). [about]
  77. 1973/2005. Fire on the Mountain-Top, by Gloria A. Faizi. A collection of stories about early members of the Bahá’í Faith, based on accounts gathered in Persia by 'Azizu'llah Sulaymani. [about]
  78. 1972. Glimpses of Early Bahá'í Pilgrimages, by Annamarie K. Honnold, in Bahá'í News. Discussion of early pilgrimages based on the resulting pilgrim's notes. Includes text from a variety of memoirs. [about]
  79. 1972. Flame, The, by William Sears and Robert Quigley. Biography of Lua Moore Getsinger (1871-1916), "mother-teacher of the American Bahá'í community," one of the earliest pilgrims from the West to meet 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  80. 1972-05. Eyewitness Impression of the Dedication, by Sophie Loeding, in Bahá'í News, 494. Brief recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá on the occasion of the dedication of the Wilmette temple, May 1, 1912. [about]
  81. 1971/1972 Winter. Letter from Haifa in the Time of Mourning, 1922: from Emogene Hoagg to Nelly French, by Emogene Hoagg, in World Order, 6:2. The commemoration of 'Abdu'l-Baha's passing and the first pubic reading of his Will, including the appontment of Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  82. 1971-72 Winter. `Abdu'l-Bahá: Speaking in America, by Allan L. Ward, in World Order, 6:2. Overview of Abdu'l-Bahá's travels through North America, newspaper coverage of his talks, and first-hand accounts of meeting him. [about]
  83. 1971-12. Lua Getsinger: Herald of the Covenant, by Amine De Mille, in Bahá'í News, 489. Biography of Getsinger, with recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  84. 1969. Priceless Pearl, The, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. The classic biography of The Guardian, written by his wife. [about]
  85. 1969-05. Flowers to `Akká, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Bahá'í News. Some history of Sayessan, a Bahá'í village near Tabriz; of Mullá Asad’u’lláh, who prophesied the coming of the Bab; of Bahá'u'lláh's gift of seed potatoes; and Sayessani pilgrims travelling to Akka to meet Abdu'l-Bahá. Includes pictures. [about]
  86. 1968. Writing on the Ground, by Wellesley Tudor Pole. PDF of the entire book, followed by HTML-formatted excerpt of Part Three, "The Bahá'í Faith." [about]
  87. 1965 March/April. Visit to Persia, A, by Guy Murchie, in Bahá'í News, 408. Notes from travels to Bahá'í holy places in Iran in 1964, on a trip made with special permission from the House of Justice; includes descriptions of the architecture of the house and shop of the Bab, the birthplace of Bahá'u'lláh, and the Síyáh Chál. [about]
  88. 1962. Memories of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Stanwood Cobb. Recollections by eminent American Bahá'í author Cobb (1881–1982). [about]
  89. 1959. Sheltering Branch, The, by Marzieh Gail. The life and teachings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  90. 1959-02-06. Recollection of Visits with 'Abdul-Baha, by William Copeland Dodge. Travels in Akka and meetings with Abdu'l-Bahá November 16 - December 4 1901 at his house in Akka, and in 1912 in New York, recounted by the son of Arthur Pillsbury Dodge. [about]
  91. 1958. Passing of Shoghi Effendi, The: 1896-1957, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum and John Ferraby. Detailed account of the final days of the life of the Guardian. [about]
  92. 1958-06-05. Letter to Lili Hermann re Abdu'l-Bahá envisioning a break in the line of Guardians, by Anna Grossmann. From letter written by Frau Anna Grossmann (wife of Hermann Grossmann, Hand of the Cause and member German-Austrian NSA) to Mrs. Lili Olitaki Hermann, pioneer in Salzburg, June 5, 1958. [about]
  93. 1957. Shoghi Effendi, by Marcus Bach, in The Circle of Faith, Chapter 3. Dr. Bach set out to meet the five people of his time whom he felt best exemplified the teachings of Jesus Christ. He travelled the world to pursue this aim, interviewing Helen Keller, Pope Pius XII, Albert Schweitzer, Therese Neumann, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  94. 1957. Pilgrim's Notes, by William Allison and Thelma W. Allison. Notes from a 1957 pilgrimage; Allison was one of the last Bahá'ís to visit the Guardian in Haifa. [about]
  95. 1957. Pilgrim Notes Recorded after the Nightly Dinner-table Talks of the Beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, by Isobel Sabri. Table-talk notes from April 19-28 1957. [about]
  96. 1957. Our Pilgrimage to Haifa, by Elmer Beasley and Gladys Beasley. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1956. [about]
  97. 1957. Notes on Pilgrimage to Haifa: April 15-23, 1957, by Alice Dudley. Notes on a pilgrimage in 1957. [about]
  98. 1957-1963(?). Stories of 'Abdul-Baha and the Guardian, by Curtis Kelsey. Kelsey was serving in Haifa when 'Abdu'l-Bahá passed away. These are his recollections and stories of his time with Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  99. 1956. Notes on Words of the Guardian, by Virginia Orbison. Ten pages of notes, preserved as an appendix to Orbison's lengthy manuscript "Diary of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Made by Virginia Orbison, January 15 to February 11". [about]
  100. 1956. Haifa Notes, by Gayle Woolson. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1956. [about]
  101. 1954. Two brief pilgrims' notes, by Valera Allen and Charlotte Linfoot. Brief notes on (1) the infallibility of the Guardian in his choice of successor an (2) atomic energy. [about]
  102. 1954. Notes on 1954 Pilgrimage, by Sara M. Kenny. Notes from Kenny (1900-1968), Knight of Bahá'u'lláh to Medeira. [about]
  103. 1954. Haifa Notes, by Ramona Brown. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1954. [about]
  104. 1954/1979. Recollections of My Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Meeting the Beloved Guardian, The, by Olivia Kelsey. Notes of a pilgrimage in 1954. [about]
  105. 1954-12. Haifa Impressions, by Valera Allen and John Allen. Notes from a pilgrimage in December, 1954. [about]
  106. 1954-12. Excerpts from a letter from Bernard Leach after his visit to Haifa, by Bernard Leach and Lucy Marshall. Brief impressions of the Bahá'í Shrines and of Shoghi Effendi; the coming of the Lesser Peace. [about]
  107. 1954-09. Visiting the Bahá'í World Centre, by Ruhaniyyih Ruth Moffett. Detailed memories of Ruth Moffett's visit to the Baha'i World Centre in 1954; words of Shoghi Effendi; travel teaching in Europe; questions of authenticity. [about]
  108. 1954-05. Notes of the Pilgrimage of Edith McLaren, by Edith McLaren. Notes of a pilgrimage May 2-10, 1954. [about]
  109. 1954-05. Haifa Notes, by Clara Edge. Notes by the author of the biographical novel Tahirih, taken during her visit to Haifa in 1954. [about]
  110. 1954-04. Pilgrimage to Haifa and Akka: Parts Two-Three, by William Sears. Notes on his pilgrimage in 1954 by American Baha'i and pioneer (and later Hand of the Cause) William Sears. [about]
  111. 1953. Talk at U.S. Bahá'í National Convention, by Dorothy Baker. Reflections on pilgrimage and the Guardian. [about]
  112. 1953. Pilgrims Notes, by Marguerite R. Sears. Pilgrimage to Haifa, Israel, February 26 to March 9, 1953. [about]
  113. 1953?. Message of the World Spiritual Crusade received from the Guardian, by Ali-Akbar Furutan. Notes taken by Furútan in the early years of the 10-year plan (1953-63) and distributed at the request of Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  114. 1953-10-21. Haifa Notes, by Artemus Lamb. Notes of a 5-day visit with the Guardian, by a pioneer to South America. [about]
  115. 1953-06. Quote from Ruhiyyih Khanum to Mrs. J.E. Bolles, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. One short note about the "urgency of this particular time in history," from Ruhiyyih Khanum to Mrs. J.E. Bolles, contained in a letter from Agnes Alexander to "Lucy," June, 1953. [about]
  116. 1953-03-09. Pilgrim's Notes, by Ben Levy. Notes from a pilgrimage March 9-16, 1953. [about]
  117. 1953-01. Pilgrim's Notes, by Anonymous. Anonymous notes from January 1953. [about]
  118. 1952. Letters from Jessie Revell, by Jessie Revell. Two letters, from Shoghi Effendi's secretary at the time, to believers in the United States. [about]
  119. 1952/2003. Memories of Nine Years in Akka, by Youness Khan Afroukhteh. Translation of Khatirát-i-Nuh-Saliy-i-‘Akká, the memoirs of Dr. Yúnis Afrukhtih, who served ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as secretary and interpreter from 1900-1909. Includes discussion of the history of Covenant-breaking. [about]
  120. 1952-12. Pilgrim's Notes on Teaching and Administration, A, by Beatrice Ashton, in Bahá'í News, 262. Statements made to the National Spiritual Assembly after Ashton's return from pilgrimage to Haifa, which ties the Tablet of Carmel to the Guardianship. [about]
  121. 1952-04-21. Pilgrim's Notes, by Nellie French. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1952. [about]
  122. 1951. Memories: Bill Sears interviews Mrs. True, by William Sears and Corinne True. Stories starting from 1907 in Haifa. [about]
  123. 1951/1972. Questions and Answers 1950-51, by Mirra Alfassa. Recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá speaking about sacrifice and suffering by a leading spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. [about]
  124. 1948. Twenty-Five Years of the Guardianship, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. An early account of Shoghi Effendi's ministry, written by his wife while he was still alive. [about]
  125. 1943-05-25. Letter to John B. Cornell, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Short personal letter relating answers from Shoghi Effendi to various questions of Cornell, on voting age, the election of the House, the "Source of all knowledge," etc. [about]
  126. 1941/1995. Pilgrimage to Haifa, November 1919, A, by Bahiyyih Randall Winckler. Winckler's parents were Bahá'ís; she met 'Abdu'l-Bahá during his visit to America when He visited her mother in 1912, and was bestowed the name Bahiyyih when she went on pilgrimage in 1919 at age twelve. [about]
  127. 1940/1967. Chosen Highway, The, by Lady Sarah Louisa Blomfield. Oral Bahá'í histories collected by an eminent early English Bahá'í, first published in 1940. [about]
  128. 1938. Character: A Sequence in Spiritual Psychology, by Stanwood Cobb. A spiritual autobiography; scientific and religious foundations for character; self-development; the law of duty; altruism and selflessness; progress. Includes discussion of two days spent with Abdu'l-Bahá in 1908. [about]
  129. 1937. Notes Taken in the Presence of Shoghi Effendi, by Agnes Baldwin Alexander. Notes from a pilgrimage in spring, 1937. Two editions of the notes are presented in parallel. [about]
  130. 1937. Memories of the Sojourn of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris, by Lady Sarah Louisa Blomfield, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 6 (1934-1936). Memoir of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s four-month stay in Paris in 1911. Notes taken by the author's daughters were later published as the book Paris Talks. [about]
  131. 1937. Haifa Notes of Shoghi Effendi's Word: Volumes 1 and 2, by May Maxwell and Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Transcriptions of talks given by Shoghi Effendi by May Maxwell and Ruhiyyih Khanum, taken during their pilgrimage in 1937. [about]
  132. 1935-04. Letter to Frau Alice Schwarz-Solivo of a Talk by Abdu'l-Baha, by Josephina Fallscheer, in Der Sonner Der Wahrheit. On the 'freedom of will', inheritance and instinct. [about]
  133. 1932. My Pilgrimage to the Land of Desire, by Marie A. Watson. Account of a pilgrimage to Haifa to visit Abdu'l-Bahá in July–August 1921. [about]
  134. 1932-05-13. Haifa Talks, by Keith Ransom-Kehler and Lorol Schopflocher. Two slightly different versions of these notes. Includes introduction by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram. [about]
  135. 1931. Notes on Shoghi Effendi's Table Talk, by Mabel Hyde Paine. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1931. [about]
  136. 1931. Abdu'l-Baha in New York: The City of the Covenant, April-December 1912. A record of Abdu’l-Bahá’s talks in New York, with foreword by John Herman Randall. [about]
  137. 1929. 'Abdul Baha in Egypt: The Diary of Ahmad Sohrab, by Ahmad Sohrab. A detailed record of three months of Abdu'l-Bahá's time and activities in Egypt, July-September 1913. Includes translations of his talks. [about]
  138. 1927-1928. Bahá'í Message, The, by Walter Bryant Guy, in Fernandina Beach News Leader. A series of 16 newspaper articles summarizing Bahá'í history and teachings in "Florida's Oldest News Weekly Newspaper" by a writer who visited Abdu'l-Bahá several times between 1901-1921 and traveled extensively among the Bahá'ís in foreign lands. [about]
  139. 1924. Episodes in the Life of Munirih Khanum, by Munirih Khanum. A short autobiography by the wife of 'Abdu'l-Bahá; early draft of Munirih Khanum: Memoirs and Letters. [about]
  140. 1924. Conversations with Shoghi Effendi, by May Maxwell. A set of informal notes taken by Maxwell at Haifa in 1924, and "reproduced for the information of the Bahá'í friends with the permission of the National Spiritual Assembly." [about]
  141. 1922-10. Ios, the Shepherd Boy: Some Parables Concerning the Laws of the Spiritual Life, by Abdu'l-Bahá, in Star of the West, 13:7. Five short stories by Abdu'l-Bahá told to Lua Getzinger, as recalled by May Maxwell, illustrating the spiritual life. [about]
  142. 1922-09. Questions about Science and Religion: Interviews with Abdul Baha at Tiberias and Haifa, by Anna Kunz, in Star of the West, 13:6. Questions asked of Abdu'l-Bahá by two Christians visiting Haifa in 1921. [about]
  143. 1921. Week in Abdu'l-Baha's Home, A, by Genevieve L. Coy and Cora Grey, in Star of the West, 12:10-13. Notes of a pilgrimage by Mabel Paine, Sylvia Paine, Cora Grey and Genevieve L. Coy in 1920, published as a series in 4 parts in 3 issues of Star of the West. [about]
  144. 1921. Memoirs of Nora Crossley (1893-1977), by Nora Crossley. Autobiography of an early British Bahá'í, known for cutting her famous hair to help fundraise for the Chicago temple. Includes two Tablets of Abdu'l-Bahá, one to Crossley and one mentioning her and praising her "self-sacrifice." [about]
  145. 1921. Fourth Dimensional Consciousness, by Marie A. Watson. (Alleged) words of Abdu'l-Bahá, taken from notes from a pilgrimage to Haifa in 1921. [about]
  146. 1921-11-28. Night of the Passing of 'Abdu'l-Baha, by Louise Bosch. Part of a letter written by Bosch to her friends in the San Francisco Bay area recounting the night the Master passed away. [about]
  147. 1920. Light of the World, The, by George Orr Latimer. A book chronicling Latimer's time in the Holy Land; includes words of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  148. 1918. 'Abdu'l-Bahá on Divine Philosophy, by Abdu'l-Bahá. An early collection of writings and talks of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  149. 1917. Pilgrim Notes, by Myron Henry Phelps. Notes taken by Phelps during his second visit to Acca, 1917, from the words of Abdul-Baha. [about]
  150. 1917. Early Pilgrimage, An, by May Maxwell. Notes from an 1898 pilgrimage by the mother of Ruhiyyih Khanum, published in 1917 and reprinted in 1953. [about]
  151. 1917-03. Persian Reformer's View of Art, A, by Juliet Thompson, in The Art World, 1:6. Personal recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá's words on art and inspiration. Includes the portrait Thompson painted of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  152. 1916-04. Reincarnation, The Return, and the "Cycle of Life" Chart, by Edward C. Getsinger. The concepts Reincarnation and Return in the context of pilgrims' recollections of the words of 'Abdul-Baha, with tablets translated by Ali Kuli Khan, and on Lua Getsinger's "Spiritual Evolution" chart. [about]
  153. 1915. Ayesha of the Bosphorus: A Romance of Constantinople, by Stanwood Cobb. A novella combining fiction with scenes from the lives of Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'ís in Haifa in the early 1900s. Includes introduction by Bei Dawud. [about]
  154. 1915-02. Bahá'í Movement, with Some Recollections of Meetings with Abdul Baha, The, by Maude M. Holbach, in The Nineteenth Century and After, 77. Overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, and an account of a multi-day visit with Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  155. 1914. Observations of a Bahá'í Traveller, 1908, by Charles Mason Remey. An account of travels among some Bahá'ís in Egypt, Israel, and Persia in 1908, written at the suggestion of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  156. 1913. Inayat Khan's meeting with 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris, by Inayat Khan. One-paragraph recounting of Khan, the founder of "Universal Sufism," meeting with Abdu'l-Bahá in 1913. [about]
  157. 1912/1978. Words of Long Ago, by Mirra Alfassa. Transcript of a talk The Mother delivered to some Bahá'ís in Paris in 1912 by request of Abdu'l-Bahá; reflections inspired by the departure of Abdu'l-Bahá from Paris in June 1913. [about]
  158. 1912/1947/1974. "Easy Familiarity," Explanations of, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum and Ann Boylan. Statements on displays of affection (hugging and kissing) between members of the opposite sex. Also questions on assembly infallibility, and whether one with a minority opinion should vote against his conscience. [about]
  159. 1912/1918. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in California. Over 1000 pages of notes from Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to California in 1912, written between 1912-1918, some hand-written and some published in Star of the West. Includes notes by Frances Allen, Howard MacNutt, Ameen Fareed, Mirza Sohrab, et al. [about]
  160. 1912-05-05. 'Abdul Baha Talks to Kate Carew of Things Spiritual and Mundane, by Kate Carew, in New York Tribune. [about]
  161. 1912-02-07. Glimpse of Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris, by Alice R. Beede, in Star of the West, 2:18. Short account of a brief meeting in Paris, and brief speech by Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  162. 1911. My Visit to Abbas-Effendi in 1899, Margaret Bloodgood Peeke, by Margaret Peeke. Visit to Abdu'l-Bahá in 1899 by Margaret Peeke, an American mystical author who subsequently became a Bahá'í [about]
  163. 1911. Heavenly Vista, A: The Pilgrimage of Louis G. Gregory, by Louise G. Gregory and Abdu'l-Bahá. The journal of Gregory's visit to 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1911, including statements of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, stories of the believers in the Holy Land, and Gregory's experiences at the Shrines. Followed by a selection of tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá addressed to him. [about]
  164. 1911. Abbas Effendi: His personality, work, and followers, by E. S. (Ethel Stefana) Stevens, in Fortnightly Review, Volume 95. Overview of the Bahá'í Faith, including a personal interview with 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  165. 1911-12-01. Light in the Lantern, The, by E. S. (Ethel Stefana) Stevens, in Everybody's Magazine. Sympathetic outsider's overview of Bahá'í history and its spread through the Western world. Includes the author's impressions of Abdu'l-Bahá, whom she calls "The Effendi." [about]
  166. 1910-1935. Star of the West: Complete issues, in Star of the West. Star of the West was a US Bahá’í newsletter published between 1910 and 1935. [about]
  167. 1910-1935/2021. Star of the West Extracts, in Star of the West. Lengthy, annotated compilation of the writings and talks of Abdu'l-Bahá from Star of the West which are not readily available elsewhere. Includes pilgrim's notes, historical records, and reports relating to Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  168. 1910-1911. Star of the West Volume 1, in Star of the West, Vol. 1 (English text only). [about]
  169. 1910-01. Letter to Mrs. A. Schwarz, Stuttgart, by Josephina Fallscheer. Philosophic conversations of the Master with a French consular official. The nineteenth letter from Dr. Fallscheer to Schwarz. [about]
  170. 1909. Letter to Mrs A.M. Bryant re interment of the remains of The Bab on Mt. Carmel, by May Woodcock and A.M. Bryant. Brief description of the interment of the remains of the Bab on Mt. Carmel on 21 March 1909. [about]
  171. 1909. Heavenly Feast, A: Some Utterances of Abdul-Baha to Two American Pilgrims in Acca, Syria, by Charles Haney and Mariam Haney. Notes taken verbatim stenographically by Mariam Haney, from interpreter Dr Ameen U Fareed, during nine days in Akka. [about]
  172. 1909-01. Notes of Miss Ethel Rosenberg of London England, taken in Acca, January 1909, by Ethel J. Rosenberg. Includes a short unrelated letter, a "postscript to the letter of Miss Harriet M. Wise" by Reunion Morattebe and Mirza Anayatullah Isfahani, which was typed on page 2 of Rosenberg's notes and has been retained for the sake of completeness. [about]
  173. 1908. Table Talks with Abdu'l-Baha, by George F. Winterburn and Rosa V. Winterburn. Lengthy notes taken in February 1904, published as a 32-page book in July 1908 at the request of Thornton Chase. [about]
  174. 1908-11. Flowers Culled from the Rose Garden of Acca, by Ida A. Finch and Fanny Alma Knobloch. Lengthy notes of talks with three visitors, taken November 7-13, 1908. [about]
  175. 1907. Ten Days in the Light of Akka, by Julia M. Grundy. A lengthy recollection of conversations with Abdu'l-Bahá and notes of his lectures. [about]
  176. 1907. Table Talks at Acca, by Arthur S. Agnew. Description of his visit to 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Akká in 1907 by an early American Bahá'í. [about]
  177. 1907. Table Talks and Notes Taken at Acca, by Corinne True and Mirza Hadi. Notes of a pilgrimage in 1907, and Abdu'l-Bahá's answers to questions posed by True, published as a book. [about]
  178. 1907. Epistle to the Bahá'í World, An, by Mirza Badi'u'llah. Letter from the half-brother of `Abdu'l-Bahá about Badi'u'llah's exit from, return to, and then exit again from the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  179. 1907-1974/2021. Emma Maxwell (Maxie) Jones Collection. 63 documents collected by Maxie Jones covering a wide variety of topics and sources: pilgrims' notes, letters of Shoghi Effendi, convention reports, Tablets, hymns, compilations, talks of Ruhiyyih Khanum, personal letters of early Bahá'ís. [about]
  180. 1907-04. Pilgrim Letter of Hooper Harris to Mr. Hoar, by Hooper Harris. Letter from a pilgrim to a friend back home in America, giving impressions of Akka and of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  181. 1905. Brief Account of My Visit to Acca, A, by Mary L. Lucas. Detailed notes of a visit to Haifa, January-February 1905, and Abdu'l-Bahá's interpretations of several passages from the Bible. [about]
  182. 1903. Life and Teachings of Abbas Effendi, by Myron Henry Phelps and Bahiyyih Khanum. Abdu'l-Bahá's life, as told by his sister Bahiyyih Khanum in 1903, with additional experiences by Myron Phelps. [about]
  183. 1902. Bahá'í Proofs, The, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani. A book of history and theology composed in America, in which Gulpaygani gives an exposition of the Faith from a Christian point of view. Until Esslemont's Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era, it was a standard Bahá'í textbook. Persian original included. [about]
  184. 1902-1924. Gertrude Bell Archive, excerpts, by Gertrude Bell. A British writer and archeologist, Bell traveled throughout the Middle East from 1899-1926. During this time she made several trips to Haifa and Akka, meeting Abdu'l-Bahá, and entering the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh. She also took a number of photos of Akka. [about]
  185. 1901. Utterances of Abdul Beha Abas to Two Young Men, American Pilgrims to Acre, by Abdu'l-Bahá. Talks to pilgrims William Copeland Dodge and Wendall Dodge in Akka, November-December, 1901, published as a 24-page booklet. [about]
  186. 1901. Notes on St. John as explained by Our Lord, by Ethel J. Rosenberg. Extracts from Rosenberg's pilgrim notes, taken in Haifa February-March 1901. [about]
  187. 1901-09. Utterances of Abdu'l-Baha to Thomas Breakwell, Herbert Hopper, and Isabella D. Brittingham, by Thomas Breakwell and Isabella D. Brittingham. Message to the believers in America, on the nature of evil, on universal language, on the number 9, and a conversation with Abu'l-Qasim, the gardener of the Ridvan. [about]
  188. 1901-06-22. Babites, The, by Henry H. Jessup, in The Outlook, 68:8. Sympathetic overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, including a meeting and a detailed conversation with Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  189. 1900. Prayers, Tablets, Instructions and Miscellany: Gathered by American Visitors to the Holy City During the Summer of 1900, by Edward C. Getsinger and Lua Getsinger. Around the time of Kheiralla's defection, Abdu'l-Bahá selected some texts on the Covenant which, along with pilgrim's notes of the second party of American Bahá'ís to visit Akka, were translated and published as this book. [about]
  190. 1900. Message from Acca, by Anton Haddad. A lengthy report of Abdu'l-Bahá's teachings to the Bahá'ís in America. Can be seen as a precursor to Tablets of the Divine Plan. [about]
  191. 1900. Bab and Babism, by Isaac Adams, in Persia by a Persian: Personal experiences, manners, customs, habits, religious and social life in Persia. Includes Anton Haddad's "A Message from Acca," "A Declaration to the Americans," "Selected Precepts of El-Hak," Pilgrim notes from Lua Getsinger, and letters to America from Mrs. Getsinger, Mrs. Kheiralla, and Mrs. Hearst. [about]
  192. 1898-1959. Pilgrims' Notes from U.S. Archives, by Various. Pilgrim notes from the U.S. Bahá'í National Archives, organized by year, 1898-1959, unsorted, in 60 PDF and TIF files. [about]
  193. 1856. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia: With Notes on Russia, Koords, Toorkomans, Nestorians, Khiva, and Persia, by Lady Mary (Leonora Woulfe) Sheil. Considered first travel book on Persia by a woman. Of particular interest to Bahá'ís are her accounts on Babism (Babeeism) and the Bab. [about]
  194. 1844. Báb's Farewell Address to the Letters of the Living, The, by Báb, The and Nabil-i-A'zam. The Báb's farewell speech to the Letters of the Living, extracted from Nabil-i-A'zam's The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 92-94. [about]
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