A collection of anecdotes and history of Abdu'l-Baha's travels to the United States, as told by one observer.
See also the pilgrim's notes of Muriel Ives Barrow Newhall
, the daughter of Howard Colby Ives.
Posted online with permission of publisher and with permission of Ives' family.
Any older quotations contained in the text that have been retranslated are endnoted with the authorized translation; all footnotes placed as endnotes. Page numbers not retained. -J.W.
Portals to Freedom
Oxford: George Ronald, 1983
first written or published 1937
The Grandson of
By Him Appointed
Guardian of the Bahá'í
ABDU'L-BAHÁ, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1912
Portals To Freedom
was first published before many of the
current translations of Bahá'í writings were available. Some of
the quotations used in this book were taken from earlier renditions of these
works, as for example, The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys
and others. Also several quotations were taken from a
compilation, Bahá'í Scriptures
, much of which has been
retranslated and revised into a newer work called Bahá'í World
. For an accurate rendition of the Bahá'í Writings,
these current editions should be used as references.