The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 2010 M10 30 - 368 pages
What binds together Louis Riel’s former secretary, a railroad inventor, a Montreal comedienne, an early proponent of Canada’s juvenile system and a prominent Canadian architect? Socialists, suffragists, musicians, artists—from 1898 to 1948, these and some 550 other individual Canadian Bahá’ís helped create a movement described as the second most widespread religion in the world.
Using diaries, memoirs, official reports, private correspondence, newspapers, archives and interviews, Will C. van den Hoonaard has created the first historical account of Bahá’ís in Canada. In addition, The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 clearly depicts the dynamics and the struggles of a new religion in a new country.
This is a story of modern spiritual heroes—people who changed the lives of others through their devotion to the Bahá’í ideals, in particular to the belief that the earth is one country and all of humankind are its citizens.
Thirty-nine original photographs effectively depict persons and events influencing the growth of the Bahá’í movement in Canada.
The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 makes an original contribution to religious history in Canada and provides a major sociological reference tool, as well as a narrative history that can be used by scholars and Bahá’ís alike for many years to come.
... and English-Language Press on the Occasion of'Abdu'l-Bahá's Visit to Canada, 1912 Appendix B Statistical Overview of the Canadian Bahá'í Community, 1898-1948 (April) Appendix C Bahá'í Community Profiles, 21 April 1937-20 April 1947.
Appendix C Bahá'í Community Profiles, 21 April 1937-20 April 1947 Appendix D Chronology of Important Canadian Bahá'í Dates Appendix E Notes on Sources Bibliography Index Acknowledgments I owe a special debt of gratitude to those.
Bahá'í Membership Lists BEL Bahá'í Enrolment List, 1894-1900, NBAUS. BHRC Bahá'í Historical Records Cards, NBAUS. BML 1 Bahá'í Membership List, 14 April 1913, AL, Box 27, Folder 18. BML 2 Bahá'í Membership List, 21 March 1916, AL, ...
28 In April 1898, James Magee had asked Henry Culver to testify in court regarding a personal loan of $5.00 he had made to a man who was later murdered at the London Music Hall (London Advertiser, 2 April 1898, p. 6).
... 19 April 1919, p. 29).13 Emma Carmichael's brother-in-law, Colonel David Spence, was also a Bahá'í in Brantford. Spence's involvement with the new religion remains a mystery.14 He came from a prominent family, and “had become a ...
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