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Bahá'í Chronology Canada: 1893-09-23

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1893-09-23

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1893 23 Sep First public reference in North America to the Bahá'í Faith.
  • Reference was made to it in a paper entitled `The Religious Mission of the English Speaking Nations' by Rev. Henry H. Jessup, a retired missionary from north Syria, read by Rev George A. Ford at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. [AB63–4; BBD2412; BBR57; BFA1:323; BW2:230; GPB256; SBBH1:76, 88, 202]
  • See AB63–4, BW2:169 for text.
  • The Magee family of London, Ester and daughters Edith and Harriet heard of the Faith for the first time. [OBBC1] [key]
Chicago, IL; London,ON Rev. Henry H. Jessup, Ester Magee, Edith Magee, Harriet Magee, Mrs Jonathon Magee, Rev George A. Ford, First public mention of the Faith in America.
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