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|1866. 1 Dec
||Birth of Marion Jack, prominent Bahá'í travel teacher, pioneer and artist, known affectionately as ‘General jack' for her services to the Bahá'í community, in Saint John, New Brunswick.
See LDG1:217 for information on her pioneer work.
|Saint John; New Brunswick; Canada
||Marion Jack; Bahá'í; pioneer; General jack
|1911. 26 - 29 Jul
||The First Universal Races Congress was held at the University of London. It was the first important conference in which the British Bahá'ís participated. It was an international symposium on the theme of the brotherhood of humankind and attracted leading politicians, theologians and scholars from the whole of the British Empire and from Europe as well as North America. During the Congress itself there were several presentations from Bahá'ís including the reading of a letter from 'Abdu'l-Bahá who was in Egypt at the time. [NBAD45]
- A bibliography of the presentions, papers and contributions and secondary literature by Ralph Dumain can be found here.
||Universal Races Congress; Marion Jack
|1911. 22 Sep
||‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited the home of Misses Marion Jack and Elizabeth Herrick, at 10 Cheniston Gardens, Wright's Lane (sometimes given as
137a High Street, Kensington. About 80 people were present.
[ABL48-49, In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá p14]
- The talk was stenographically recorded and published as Discourse by 'Abdu'l-Bahá at the Unity Meeting of Misses Jack and Herrick. September 22nd, 1911. For full text see NBAD233-234.
||First Western tour by `Abdu'l-Baha'; Elizabeth Herrrick; Marion Jack
|1911 3 Oct
||`Abdu'l-Bahá leaves London for Paris. [AB154; SBR25, In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá p22]
- See ABL113 for details of His last day in London. He left from Victoria Station.
- He was accompanied by many Bahá'ís from England who attended many of the public meeting at which He spoke in Paris. This group included Marion Jack. [NBAD47]
- He remains in Paris for nine weeks. [AB159; GPB280]
- For details of His visit see AB159–68.
- For `Abdu'l-Bahá's talks given in Paris see PT.
||First Western tour by `Abdu'l-Baha'; Marion Jack
||Marion Jack paints a view from the Mansion at Bahjí. The painting will eventually hang in the Mansion. [CT174]
||Marion Jack; Mansion at Bahji
||Marion Jack arrives in Sofia, Bulgaria, to begin her pioneering service.
|1954 25 Mar
||The passing of Marion Jack (General Jack) at her pioneer post in Sofia, Bulgaria at the age of 87. She had been at her post since 1931. [BWNS385, Never be Afraid to Dare p. 227]
See also Marion Jack: Immortal Heroine by Jan Jasion
See CBNOctober1979 for tributes as well as a photo of her gravesite.
||Marion Jack; General Jack; pioneer
|1954 25 Mar
||Marion Jack passes away in Sofia, Bulgaria. [BW12:674; CF163]
- Shoghi Effendi calls her ‘a shining example to pioneers of present and future generations of East and West’. [CF163]
- For her obituary see BW12:674–7.
- See also BFA2155; MC359.
- For a photo of her gravestone see CBNOct1972p.10.
||Marion Jack; pioneer