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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Page 414

Letter of 23 April 1954

23 April 1954
The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Oxford
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your letter of April 9th has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.
Mrs. Winsten invited the Guardian if possible to view in person her portrait of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Needless to say, he thanked her for her kind invitation, but informed her this would be quite out of the question.
He is very pleased to hear that she has consented to forwarding a photograph through acquaintances of hers, and he will be very interested to see it. He will let you know if he considers the likeness sufficiently good to warrant any of the Bahá’ís purchasing it. It is a pity to own portraits of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá which do not in any way resemble Him.
Some time ago you asked him to send you a copy of the description which Miss Campbell (see endnote) brought to Haifa of how the artist made this drawing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Unfortunately this has been mislaid, and it is not possible for the Guardian to send you a copy. However, the original you may be sure is safe in his papers.
He is very happy to hear of the progress of the Cause in Oxford, such a very important centre from every standpoint. He assures you all of his loving prayers for the progress of your activities, and for each and all of you.
With warmest Bahá’í greetings,
[From the Guardian:]
Assuring you of my loving prayers for you all, and for the success of your efforts for the promotion of our beloved Faith,
Your true brother,