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||On her return from pilgrimage, May Bolles establishes the first Bahá'í group on the European continent in Paris. [AB159; BBRSM106; BFA2:151; GPB259; SBBH1:93]
- For information on those who became Bahá'ís in Paris, including Thomas Breakwell, the `first English believer', and Hippolyte Dreyfus, the `first Frenchman to embrace the Faith', see BFA2:151–2, 154–5; and GBP259.
||May Bolles; Thomas Breakwell; Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney
|1899. 3 Dec
||Charles Mason Remey becomes a Bahá'í in Paris through May Bolles. [BFA2:151–2]
||Charles Mason Remey; May Bolles
|1900 26 Nov
||Agnes Alexander accepts the Faith in Rome after hearing the message from Mrs Dixon. She stays in Rome for three months studying prophecies then travels to Paris for further study with May Bolles for another three and one half months. She leaves Paris in the Spring of 1901 for London, New England, Oakland, Ca and finally Honolulu. [BFA1p159]
||Rome; Italy; Paris; France; Oakland; California; London; United Kingdom; Honolulu; Hawaii
||Agnes Alexander; May Bolles
||Thomas Breakwell, an Englishman living in the United States, learns of the Bahá'í Faith in Paris from May Bolles. Within three days he becomes a believer and immediately writes to `Abdu'l-Bahá. [AB74–5; BW7:707]
- For May Bolles' own account see SW7:707–11.
- He is the first male British Bahá'í. [BFA2:154]
- He is designated by Shoghi Effendi the `first English believer'. [GPB259]
- He is the first Western Bahá'í to pay Huqúqu'lláh. [BW7:70]
- See also AB74–80; BFA2:154; SEBW6572.
||Thomas Breakwell; May Bolles; Huququllah
||Hippolyte Dreyfus hears of the Bahá'í Faith from May Bolles in Paris and soon after accepts it. [AB81–2]
- He is designated by Shoghi Effendi the `first Frenchman to embrace the Faith'. [GPB259]
- He is the first European Bahá'í to visit Iran. [AB81]
- After his marriage to Laura Clifford Barney he adopts the surname Dreyfus-Barney. [AB81]
||Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney; May Bolles; Laura Clifford Barney
|1902 8 May
||May Bolles marries Sutherland Maxwell in London and moves to Montreal. [BW8:635; GPB260]
- BFA2:156 says they married `late' in 1902.
||May Bolles; Sutherland Maxwell
|1940 1 Mar
||May Bolles Maxwell passes away in Buenos Aires. [BBD153; BW8:631 TG49]
- Shoghi Effendi awards her the honour of a ‘martyr’s death’ and a Disciple of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [BW8:631; MA38]
- She was the first Bahá'í on European soil and the "mother" of both the French and the Canadian Bahá'í communities. [PP149]
- For the story of her life see BW17:437–8.
- Shoghi Effendi asks her husband, Sutherland Maxwell, to design her tomb, which is to be a ‘historic centre’ for ‘pioneer Bahá’í activity’. [BW8:642]
- For an account of the erection of the monument to her see PSBW83–6.
|Buenos Aires; Argentina
||May Bolles Maxwell; martyr; Sutherland Maxwell; Disciples of Abdul-Baha