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Short biography of the daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, written by one of her close companions late in life.
Posted at See also Fiftieth Anniversary of the Passing of Bahiyyih Khanum, from Bahá'í World vol. 18, and A Tribute to Bahíyyih Khánum by Violetta Zein (2023).

A Tribute to Bahíyyih Khánum

by Marjorie Morten

published in Bahá'í World, Vol. 5 (1932-1934), pages 181-185
Note: Graham Hassall writes, "Bahiyyih Khanum, the Greatest Holy Leaf, the daughter of Bahá'u'lláh who had been such a support to Shoghi Effendi, died in July 1932. Her loss was deeply felt by him, and was no less a loss to Effie [Baker], who loved her so dearly. Forever after Effie kept with her Marjorie Morten's tribute to the Greatest Holy Leaf." Baker herself wrote, "I just love to read and read that beautiful pen-picture of Khanum written by Marjorie Morten. Marjorie just effaces herself and brings Khanum a living person before one's eyes. How Khanum loved dear Marjorie and Marjorie loved her" (from Ambassador at the Court: The Life and Photography of Effie Baker).
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