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|1899 16 Feb
||The third group of Western pilgrims arrived in the Holy Land after completing their six-week cruise on the Nile.
The group consisted of Anne Apperson, Julia Pearson and Robert Turner.
As the pilgrims prepared to depart May Bolles and Maryam Thornburgh-Cropper, Mrs Thornburgh's daughter, arrived in Port Said from Marseilles. The two women proceeded directly to Haifa. [BFA1:145]
See EP12-13 for May Maxwell's reaction to meeting 'Abdu'l-Bahá for the first time.
||Pilgrimage; Pilgrims; First pilgrims; Anne Apperson, Julia Pearson; Robert Turner; May Bolles; Maryam Thornburgh-Cropper