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1), and the San Francisco area (Oct. 3−18). In all those places, except Nebraska, Glenwood Springs, and Salt Lake City, there were local Bahá’í communities to plan meetings and secure speaking invitations at churches and, in Minneapolis, at a synagogue. The stop in Nebraska was prompted because William Jennings Bryan, the former presidential candidate and future secretary of state, had visited `Abdu’l-Bahá in Acre and `Abdu’l-Bahá wished to return the gesture. Although Mr. Bryan was away traveling, Mrs.
Ahmad Sohrab, “With `Abdu’l-Bahá’ in London,” Star of the West, vol. 3, no. 19 (May 2, 1913) (Oxford: George Ronald, 1984), 3. 117. , 5. 118. Weinberg, Ethel Rosenberg, 148. 119. , Evanston, IL. 120. Kling, Alice Pike Barney, in Introduction, 13. 121. George Wickes, The Amazon of Letters: The Life and Loves of Natalie Barney (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1976), 10. 122. Wickes, The Amazon of Letters, 10. 123. Balyuzi, `Abdu’l-Bahá, 373. 124. “Bahaism Seizes Paris” in The Chicago Sunday Tribune, March 2, 1913.
24. Kling, Alice Pike Barney, 185. 25. Afroukhteh, Memories, 316. 26. Kling, Alice Pike Barney, 169. 27. Afroukhteh, Memories, 314. 28. Laura Barney letter to her mother, dated July 4, from Tehran, Iran, from Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney Collection at the National Bahá’í Archives of the United States, Evanston, IL, United States. Also Usku’i, Tarikh Adharbayjan—Mss A, Part 1, Section 4, 85–86. Hippolyte Dreyfus adopted the last name of Dreyfus-Barney after her marriage to Laura Barney. The two names will be used interchangeably.