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|1900 (In the year)
||A Tablet from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the American believers was presented through ‘Abdu’l-Karim Effendi, who had been the teacher of Dr. Ibrahim Kheiralla.
Mr. Arthur Pillsbury Dodge received the first Tablet ever to an American believer, written in Arabic by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in his own handwriting and translated by Mr. Anton Haddad.
A Tablet to the Hoboken Assembly was received through Mr. J.F. Brittingham. [Highlights of the First 40 Years of the Bahá’í Faith in New York, City of the Covenant, 1892-1932 by Hussein Ahdieh p4]
||New York; United States
||Abdel Karim Effendi Teherani; Ibrahim George Kheiralla; Arthur Pillsbury Dodge; Anton Haddad; James F. Brittingham
|1901 (In the year)
||Arthur Pillsbury Dodge published his book The Truth of It, the first introductory book on the Bahá'í Faith written by a Western believer. [BFA2:93; BEL7.820]
||Arthur Pillsbury Dodge; Introductory; First publications; Publications
|1915 11 Oct
||Arthur Pillsbury Dodge, Disciple of `Abdu'l-Bahá, passed away in Freeport, New York. [SBR15]
He had become a Bahá'í in 1895 just before moving to New York City. He visited Haifa in 1900 and Dr. Edward Granville Brown in Cambridge. He was a lawyer, publisher and self-made man. In 1898 he held the first Bahá’í classes in his home and the first public meetings on the Faith with talks given by Dr. Ibrahim Kheiralla. The first person to become a Bahá’í in NYC was Mr. James F. Brittingham, then of Weehawken, NJ who first heard the message from his sister, Mrs. Dixon of Chicago. Mrs. Mary H. Tousey organized the classes at Dodge’s home. Later that year, Mr. Howard MacNutt received the message.
[Highlights of the First 40 Years of the Bahá’í Faith in New York, City of the Covenant, 1892-1932 by Hussein Ahdieh p3]
For biographies see Bahá'í Chronicles; BFA1:116-17, SBR1-16 and SW6, 13:100-1.
For his obituary see SW6, 19:161-7.
Dodge's books include The Truth of It (1901) [SW6, 13:101] and Whence? Why? Wither? (1907). [SW6, 13:101; BEL7.821]
||Freeport; New York; United States
||Arthur Pillsbury Dodge; Disciples of Abdul-Baha; In Memoriam; Births and deaths; James F. Brittingham; Howard MacNutt
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- Dodge, Arther Pillsbury, by Richard Francis (1998). Life of the first president of the New York Bahá'í Community (1898) and "disciple of Abdu'l-Bahá." [about]
- Dodge, Arthur, by Robert Stockman (1995). [about]
- Dodge, Arthur Pillsbury, by Robert Stockman, in The Bahá'í Encyclopedia (2009). On the early American Bahá’í named by Shoghi Effendi a Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. [about]
- Precious Glimmers: The Bahá'í Faith in New York, 1892-1932, by Hussein Ahdieh (2020). Highlights of the first forty years of the Bahá'í Faith in the City of the Covenant, 1892-1932. Includes chronology of meetings, conferences, activities, and milestones, and photographs. [about]
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