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|1904 1 Dec
||Sidney Sprague arrived in India. [BFA2:XVI]
He was the first American Bahá'í travelling teacher in Asia. [BFA2:XVI]
See Reflections on the Bahá'í Writings for the story of Kaykhusraw Isfandyár who sacrificed his life by travelling from his home in Bombay to Lahore to assist Sidney Sprague when he was mortally ill with typhoid fever. He was too ill to be taken back to Bombay as planned so Kaykhusraw prayed that he, a humble shop-keeper, might be accepted as a sacrifice for the life of Sidney, an international travel teacher. His request was accepted and he became the first Eastern Bahá’í to have sacrificed his life for his Western brother. When the news of this sacrifice reached `Abdu’l-Bahá, He immortalised Kaykhusraw by conferring upon him the rank of a martyr and He revealed a Tablet to Kaykhusraw’s family.
This story is also available in Andalib magazine, year 7, no 25.
||Sidney Sprague; Travel teaching; Firsts, Other
|1908 25 Apr
||Charles Mason Remey and Sidney Sprague sailed from New York for Iran and Russia. [BFA2:289]
For details of their journey see BFA2:289–95.
In Tihrán Tá`irih Khánum, a Bahá'í woman with advanced ideas, hosted them at a meeting at which the women removed their veils. [BFA2:292–4]
They give Tá`irih Khánum the address of Isabella Brittingham and the two women began a correspondence. [BFA2:294]
||New York; Tihran
||Charles Mason Remey; Sidney Sprague; Tairih Khanum; Isabella Brittingham; Women; Gender; Equality