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Her Eternal Crown: Queen Marie of Romania and the Baha’i Faith, Della L Marcus, pp229-30

Your telegram addressed from Vienna, and conveying Princess Ileana’s appreciation for the forthcoming issue of ‘The Bahai World’ has also been received and deeply appreciated. The Guardian is directing Mr Holley to include it in the manuscript, as the latter has already been forwarded to America for publication.

It is, indeed, very kind of the Princess to pay such a beautiful and warm tribute to the Faith, and for this the Guardian, nay the Bahà’i world at large, is deeply grateful. Shoghi Effendi hopes, as soon as he is back in Haifa, to offer through you to the Princess copies of the íqán and of ‘The Dawn-Breakers’, which you have suggested would be suitable material for her studies on the Movement. . .

I am deeply thankful to you for the text of the appreciation which you have wired and will myself arrange for its proper insertion in the manuscript of ‘The Bahà’i World’. What you are achieving is indeed marvellous. Its value can never be over-estimated. You have, more than any individual or Assembly throughout the Bahà’i world, contributed to enrich the material for the forthcoming volume. I heartily congratulate you.

1934-07-06 to Martha re Princess Ileana’s “appreciation”

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