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The Maxwells of Montreal, Vol. 2 - The Middle Years 1923-1937 and Late Years 1937-1952

The Maxwells of Montreal, Vol. 2 - The Middle Years 1923-1937 and Late Years 1937-1952

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Completing the story of the Maxwells, including the pilgrimages of May and Mary Maxwell in the early years of the Guardian's ministry; their contributions to the advancement of the Bahá'í Faith in Canada, the United States, France and Germany; the marriage of Mary Maxwell to Shoghi Effendi; and Sutherland Maxwell's crowning achievement as architect of the Shrine of the Báb.

Middle and Late Years covers the years 1923–1952. Beginning with the early ministry of the Guardian and the pilgrimage of May and her daughter in 1923, it describes Mary’s education as a young Bahá’í, her pilgrimage during her adolescence and the growth of the youth movement in Montreal, as well as the family’s services to the Bahá’í Faith in Canada and the United States during the 1920s and 30s.

This volume draws on the over 1,600 personal letters between May, Sutherland and Mary Maxwell (Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum), together with about 1,400 letters which the three Maxwells exchanged with their relatives and some of the early Bahá’ís. It includes the last Tablet May Maxwell received from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and citations from letters and cables from Shoghi Effendi to members of the family which have never been transcribed before. It also contains extracts from Rúhíyyih Khánum’s notebooks, sketches made by her father, and articles and photographs related to the period.

Contributors: Violette Nakhjavani
Format: Hardcover book book |442 pages
Publisher: George Ronald
Published Edition: 2011
Language: English
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