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FRONTISPIECE  The Inmost Shrine of the Bab 

First Letter of the Living: Mulla Husayn-i-Bushru'i

Second Letter of the Living: Muhammad Hasan (His Brother)

Third Letter of the Living: Muhammad-Baqir (His Nephew)

Fourth Letter of the Living: Mulla Aliy-i-Bastami

Fifth Letter of the Living: Mulla Khuda-Bakhsh-i-Quchani (later named Mulla 'Ali)

Sixth Letter of the Living: Mulla Hasan-i-Bajistani

Seventh Letter of the Living: Siyyid Husayn-i-Yazdi

Eighth Letter of the Living: Mirza Muhammad Rawdih-Khan-i-Yazdi

Ninth Letter of the Living: Sa'id-i-Hindi

Tenth Letter of the Living: Mulla Mahmud-i-Khu'i

Eleventh Letter of the Living: Mulla Jalil-i-Urumi

Twelfth Letter of the Living: Mulla Ahmad-i-Ibdal-i-Maraghi'i

Thirteenth Letter of the Living: Mulla Baqir-i-Tabrizi

Fourteenth Letter of the Living: Mulla Yusif-i-Ardibili

Fifteenth Letter of the Living: Mirza Hadi (Son of Mulla Abdu'l-Vahhab-i-Qazvini)

Sixteenth Letter of the Living: Mirza Muhammad-i Aliy-i-Qazvini

Seventeenth Letter of the Living: Tahirih

Eighteenth Letter of the Living: Quddus

Nineteenth Letter of the Living: The Bab Himself

Twentieth Letter of the Living: Baha'u'llah "Him Who Will Be Made Manifest"

Muhammad-i-Zarandi surnamed Nabil-i-A'zam Opposite page lxiii
Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa'i Opposite page 1
General View of Najaf       3
Fath-'Ali Shah and Sons       6
Painting of Mirza Buzurg (Father of Baha'u'llah)       11
View of Karbila       26
Entrance to the Shrine of Imam Husayn in Karbila       28
Shrine of Imam Husayn in Karbila       29
View of Kazimayn       41
Section of the Masjid-i-Baratha       43
Site of Siyyid Kazim's Resting Place (tombstone now removed)       44
Home of Mulla Husayn in Bushruyih       49
Views of the Masjid-i-Ilkhani       51
General View of Shiraz       52
Room in the Masjid-i-Ilkhani, Shiraz, in which the Bab and Mulla Husayn met       53
Orange Tree Planted by the &Bab in the Courtyard of His House in Shiraz       54
The Bab's Brazier and Samovar       55
The Room where the Bab was born in Shiraz       56
Outskirts of Shiraz where the Bab went to walk       58
Views of the Upper Room of the Bab's House in Shiraz where He Declared His Mission       58
Views of the Bab's House in Shiraz, showing His Bed Chamber,
His Mother's Room, His Sitting Room       60
Views of the Bab's House in Shiraz where He Declared His Mission, showing Original Sash and Door, Entrance, and Steps Leading to the Declaration Chamber       64
Views of the Public Bath in Shiraz, where the Bab went as a Child       71

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Entrance Door and Ruins of the Qahviy-i-Awliya, in Shiraz, the School the Bab attended       73
Grave of the Bab's Wife in Shah-Chiragh, Shiraz       74
Tree Marking Resting Place of the Bab's Infant Son in Babi-Dukhtaran, Shiraz       74
Facsimile of Tahirih's Handwriting       78
Site of the Kaziran Gate, Shiraz       86
The Market-Street of Vakil, Shiraz       86
The Madrisih of Nim-Avard, Isfahan       95
Views of Tihran       102
Aqay-i-Kalim, Brother of Baha'u'llah       103
Views of the House of Baha'u'llah in Tihran       105
Approach to the Ruins of Baha'u'llah's Original Home in Takur, Mazindaran       110
Inscription placed by the Vazir, Mirza Buzurg, above Door of Home in Takur       112
Views of the House Occupied by Baha'u'llah in Takur, Mazindaran       115
Views of the Mosque of Gawhar-Shad in Mashhad, showing Pulpit where Mulla Husayn preached       124
View of the "Babiyyih" in Mashhad       127
Drawing of Mecca       129
Relics of the Bab, showing Dress worn under the Jubbih (outer coat)       133
Relics of the Bab, showing Cap around which the Turban was wound       134
Cloth Worn By the Bab when Circumambulating the Ka'bih       135
Drawing of Medina       139
Views of the Masjid-i-Naw       144
Views of the Masjid-i-Vakil, Shiraz, showing Section of the Interior, Pulpit from which the Bab Addressed the Congregation, and Entrance Door       152
Views of the House of Quddus' Father in Barfurush       182
Siyyid Javad-i-Karbila'i       189
Interior of Haji Mirza Ali's House in Shiraz, (the Bab's Maternal Uncle)       192
View of Isfahan       199
Views of the House of the Imam-i-Jum'ih in Isfahan, showing Entrance and Courtyard       200
Views of the Masjid-i-Jum'ih in Isfahan, showing Pulpit before which the Bab Prayed       203
Views of the House of the Mu'tamidu'd-Dawlih in Isfahan       206
View of the Imarat-i-Khurshid in Isfahan, showing Ruins of the Section the Bab Occupied       210
Manuchihr Khan, The Mu'tamidu'd-i-Dawlih       211
View of Kashan       217
Gate of Attar, Kashan       218
Views of the House of Haji Mirza Jani in Kashan, showing Room where the Bab stayed       220
Views of Qum, showing the Haram-i-Ma'Sumih       223
Village of Qummrud       225
Ruins of the Fortress of Kinar-Gird       225
Views of the Village of Kulayn       226
Muhammad Shah       229
Haji Mirza Aqasi       233
Panorama of Tabriz       238
The Ark (Citadel) of Tabriz where the Bab was Confined, showing Interior and Exterior (X) of Room He Occupied       238
Castle of Mah-Ku       242
View of Milan in Adharbayjan       257
Houses in which Tahirih lived in Qazvin       274
Tahirih's Library in her Father's House in Qazvin       275
Village of Shah-Rud       291
Hamlet of Badasht       292
The Persian Howdah       296
Castle of Chihriq       301
The House Occupied by the Bab in Urumiyyih, The Bala-Khanih (X) showing Room in which He stayed       310

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Nasiri'd-Din Shah as a Child, showing Mirza Abu'l-Qasim, the Qa'im-Maqam on his right and Haji Mirza Aqasi on his left, on extreme left (X) stands Manuchihr Khan, the Mu'tamidu'd-Dawlih       314
Nasiri'd-Din Shah       315
Nasiri'd-Din Shah       316
Eminent Persian Mujtahids       317
The Namaz-Khanih of Shaykhu'l-Islam of Tabriz, showing corner (X) where the Bab was Bastinadoed       318
Village of Nishapur       325
Views of the Village of Miyamay, showing Exterior and Interior of the Masjid where Mulla Husayn and his companions prayed       326
House of the Sa'idu'l-Ulama' in Barfurush, Mazindaran       334
Views of the Caravanserai of Sabzih-Maydan in Mazindaran       335
The Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsi       343
Views of the Site of the Fort of Tabarsi, showing the Tomb of the Shaykh and the Site of the Fort that enclosed the Shrine       344
Entrance of the Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsi in Mazindaran       345
Plans and Sketches of the Fort of Shaykh Tabarsi       348
House of Mirza Muhammad-Taqi, the Mujtahid, in Sari, Mazindaran       350
Village of Afra       360
Village of Shir-Gah       362
Village of Riz-Ab       364
Village of Firuz-Kuh       364
Village of Vas-Kas       364
View of Amul       370
House of the Governor of Amul       370
Views of the Masjid of Amul, (X) showing the place where opening was made in Wall       373
Tree from which Mulla Husayn was shot       380
Village of Dizva       401
Views of the Madrisih of Mirza Zaki, in Barfurush,
the Resting Place of Quddus       412
Muhammad Rida, (One of the Companions of Quddus, who survived the Struggle of Shaykh Tabarsi)       427
Mirza Abu-Talib (Companion of Quddus who survived the Struggle of Shaykh Tabarsi)       428
Views of the Masjid-i-Shah of Tihran       438
The Madrisih of Mirza Salih in Tihran       440
The Madrisiy-i-Sadr in Tihran, (X) showing Room Baha'u'llah Occupied       442
The Madrisih of Daru'sh-Shafay-i-Masjid-i-Shah in Tihran       443
The Sabzih-Maydan of Tihran       457
Gate of Naw, Tihran       457
Panorama of Yazd       462
Vahid's House in Yazd       466
Views of the Fort of Narin, Yazd       470
Panorama of Nayriz       478
Vahid's House in Nayriz       479
The Fort of Khajih       480
Vahid's Room in the Fort       480
The Masjid-i-Jami' at Nayriz       492
Site of the Martyrdoms at Nayriz       497
Graves of the Martyrs at Nayriz       497
Vahid's Resting-Place at Nayriz       498
Mirza Taqi Khan, the Amir-Nizam       500
The Bab's Prayer Beads and Signet Ring       503
Qur'an belonging to the Bab       503
Ruins of the House Mulla Muhammad-i-Mamaqani, the Mujtahid of Tabriz       509
The Barrack-Square in Tabriz, where the Bab suffered Martyrdom (X) showing place where He was Suspended and shot)       511
Site of the Moat that surrounded Tabriz, where the Bab's Body was thrown       517

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View of the Imam-Zadih Hasan at Tihran, where the Bab's Body was kept       520
View of Zanjan       527
Views of the Masjid built for Hujjat by his companions       528
The Caravanserai of Mirza Ma'sum-i-Tabib at Zanjan, (X) showing Room the Bab Occupied       535
Graves of Ashraf (1) and his Mother (2)       562
Entrance to Hujjat's ruined House at Zanjan       571
Square in Zanjan where Hujjat's Body was left exposed for three days       578
Haji Imam (X) showing One of the survivors of the struggle of Zanjan       579
Village of Afchih near Tihran (showing Baha'u'llah's House through trees)       597
Murgh-Mahallih, Baha'u'llah's Summer Residence in Shimiran       598
View of Niyavaran near Tihran       602
The Russian Legation in the Village of Zarkandih       604
Southern part of Tihran where criminals were hanged and where many Baha'is were martyred, (X) indicates site of Siyah-Chal       607
Baha'i Family martyred in Persia       610
Believers gathered around the Body of a Martyr       611
The House of the Kalantar in Tihran where Tahirih was confined       623
Costumes worn by Persian Ladies in the middle of the 19th Century (showing Indoor and Outdoor dress)       624
Site of the Garden of Ilkhani where Tahirih was Martyred       626
General View of Takur in Mazindaran       638
Ruins of Baha'u'llah's House, originally belonging to the Vazir, His Father in Takur, Mazindaran       640
View of Abadih       644
The Hadiqatu'r-Rahman, where the Heads of the Martyrs of Nayriz Lie Buried       645
Views of Baghdad       649
Baha'u'llah's House in Baghdad       662
View of the Illuminated Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel       666
Map of Persia       677

                   TABLETS ADDRESSED TO THE 
                    LETTERS OF THE LIVING 
                     AND TO BAHA'U'LLAH  
[NOTE:  The next 20 leaves of the book which contain the facsimiles are 
unnumbered pages (see links above to these pages).]

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