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  1. Varqa and Son: The Heavenly Doves, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). History of the family of Varqa, the only family with the distinction of having a grandfather, a father, and a son all named Hand of the Cause. [about]
  2. We Kept the Light Bulb On: An Interview with Ellerton and Marjorie Harmer, by Charles Uzzell (2000). Short overview of the lives of the first pioneers to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. [about]
  3. What A Young Man Learned from Laura Rumney Davis about Shoghi Effendi, by Jack McLean (2007). Interview with Laura Davis, "The Mother of the Toronto Bahá’í Community," and some recollections of the Guardian. [about]
  4. What Stanwood Cobb Told Me about 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Jack McLean (2007). Reflections on Cobb's life and his recollections of Abdu'l-Baha, partly based on two personal interviews. [about]
  5. When the Saints Come Marching In: The Art of Bahá'í Biography, by Sidney Edward Morrison and Frank Lewis, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Comments on hagiography, including reviews of nine popular Baha'i biographies. Includes response "In Praise of Saints" by Frank Lewis (from dialogue 1:3). [about]
  6. Whiting, Lilian, by Blanche Cox Clegg, in American National Biography Online (2000). [about]
  7. Who Was Thomas Breakwell?, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Journal (UK) (1997). Brief bio of the first English Baha'i and an individual central in early European Baha'i community. [about]
  8. William S. Hatcher 1935-2005 (2008). Bio and CV from the author's website. [about]
  9. Witness to Shaykh Tabarsi: The Narrative of Haji Nasir Qazvini, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 8 (2007). 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]
  10. Women and Religious Change: A case study in the colonial migrant experience, by Miriam Dixson, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). The story of Margaret Dixson, and one woman's growth from Anglicanism, via numerology and astrology, to commitment to the world ideals of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  11. Work of A.L.M. Nicolas (1864-1937), The, by Moojan Momen, in The Bábí and Bahá'í Religions: Some Contemporary Western Accounts (1981). Short bio, including list of the works of Nicolas. [about]
  12. Xá Nasiri'd-dino: Breve relato da sua vida e da Epistola revelada por Baha'u'llah, by Marco Oliveira (2007). Breve resumo da vida deste monarca persa do sec. XIX e sua relação com a religião Baha'i. Short description of Nasiri'd-Din Shah and his relation with the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  13. Yahyá, Mírzá, by Moojan Momen, in The Bahá'í Encyclopedia (2009). On the younger half-brother of Bahá’u’lláh, later his opponent, known as Subh-i-Azal, described by Shoghi Effendi as "the arch-breaker of the Covenant of the Báb." [about]
  14. Yamamoto, Hiroshi: Eldest son of the world's first Japanese believer, by Marion Yazdi, in Bahá'í News, 599 (1980). [about]
  15. Zaynab, by John Walbridge, in Military Women Worldwide: A Biographical Dictionary (2003). Brief biography of a female Babi fighter. [about]
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