The Maxwells of Montreal Vol II, Violette Nakhjavani, p331-2
He was very pleased to hear from you in your cable to him that Daddy was so much better, and he trusts you will both devote yourselves to becoming quite re-established physically and then go out and teach.
I know you will be happy to hear that Shoghi Effendi himself is well and feeling encouraged by the good news of the progress of the work in America and southward.
Your deep love for him touches and pleases him very much! He is well aware of your great devotion to the Cause and its Center.
He has permitted me to send this air mail to you, so excuse the paper, which is some I bought just for my air mail letters to you and Daddy.
With my heart’s deepest love to you and Daddy and assuring you that the Guardian prays for you both and watches over you and me!
Dear & prized co-worker:
The news of dear Mr. Maxwell’s illness has greatly saddened me. What a relief to learn that he is well again & that no operation is required! The welfare & happiness of such a noble, such a pure & dear soul are ever near to my heart, & I pray that he may be graciously assisted & led to associate himself closer than before with the truly magnificent & historic work you are achieving, in these days of stress & trial, for the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh & its institutions. Mary is steadily quietly & surely progressing & developing in every way, & I am truly pleased & satisfied. You should with increasing joy, thanksgiving, assurance & ardour persevere in your work which is complementary to hers in your servitude to the threshold of Bahá’u’lláh. Be happy & take good care of yourself & of dear Mr. Maxwell.
1939-07-11 to May Maxwell re Sutherland’s illness