Additional Accounts of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Arrival in New York City

Apr 11

From Juliet Thompson’s Diary – April 11, 1912: “Between seven and eight I went to the pier with Marjorie Morten and Rhoda Nichols. The morning was crystal clear, sparkling. I had a sense of its being Easter: of lilies, almost seen, blooming at my feet. “All the believers of New York had gathered at the pier to meet the Master’s ship....

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`Abdu’l-Bahá’s Arrival in New York City

Apr 10

April 10 & 11, 1912   After morning tea, the Master instructed that telegrams be sent to the Assemblies in both the East and the West informing the believers of His safe arrival. Then He said: No one thought at the time of our departure from Ramleh that this voyage would be so enjoyable, that the great ocean would be crossed so easily and that my health...

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Aboard the Cedric: Day 3

Mar 27

Wednesday, March 27, 1912 The following morning `Abdu’l-Bahá visited the cabins of His companions while some were still asleep. He stopped at each cabin for a few minutes to inquire about its occupant’s health and condition, bestowing upon each His love and affection. When we were all gathered at the table in the dining room on the upper deck,...

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Aboard the Cedric: Day 2

Mar 26

Tuesday, March 26, 1912 On the morning of March 26 when I was close by His cabin, `Abdu’l-Bahá came out and said: `Last night I slept comfortably. For a long time I could not sleep well on account of the ache in my bones but now it is gone altogether.’ I mentioned that the humidity in Port Alexandria was very high and that it must not have been good for...

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`Abdu’l-Bahá’s departure from Ramleh, Alexandria

Mar 25

Monday, March 25, 1912 When `Abdu’l-Bahá was saying farewell amid the tears, lamentations and sadness of the friends and members of the Holy Family who watched their beloved’s departure, one of `Abdu’l-Bahá’s daughters, Rúhá Khánum, was seriously ill. It was evident that this deeply affected the Master. It was in these circumstances that...

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