Shoghi Effendi received . . . a few days ago a letter dealing chiefly with two matters which he has very much at heart: 1) the collection by the National Spiritual Assembly of the originals or photographic copies of all available Tablets sent to friends in ___, with translations, with a view to their safe preservation and the publication of the translations. 2) the preparation for the press . . . of the talks given to ___ by the Master in Palestine, with full notes regarding the circumstances under which these talks were given. Shoghi Effendi warmly approves of both these suggestions and hopes the friends will co-operate in carrying them out as speedily and thoroughly as is practicable. . . . If the Tablets (originals) were presented to the National Archives, then the donors might receive one or more photographic copies, while if the owners did not wish to part with the originals the committee could have photographic copies prepared for the Archives and return the original to the owner.
31 October 1925 to a National Spiritual Assembly on behalf of Shoghi Effendi
Writings, Bahá'í: Importance of collecting and safeguarding
compiled by Bahá'í International Archives.
published in Bahá'í Studies Review, 11, pages 100-102