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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 472-473

MISS EVELYN BAXTER, Knight of Bahá’u’lláh

page 117
Born around 1883 of missionary parents, accepted the Faith in 1923 and served with absolute devotion throughout the remainder of her life. She was for many years a member of the London Spiritual Assembly and served for six years on the National Assembly. Throughout her Bahá’í life she corresponded frequently with the Guardian and responded to his overseas pioneer call when she became a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for the Channel Isles in September 1953. She had already pioneered in the Six Year Plan to Birmingham, Nottingham, Hove, Oxford 473 and Cardiff. She died on 21 August 1969 and the Universal House of Justice cabled: “DEEPLY GRIEVED PASSING KNIGHT OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH EVELYN BAXTER. AMONG FIRST PIONEERS SIX YEAR PLAN HER LONG FAITHFUL SERVICE BRITISH BAHÁ’Í COMMUNITY PROVIDES EXAMPLE DEVOTION FORTITUDE”. (“Bahá’í World”, Vol. XV, pp. 456–7)