13th January 1932
Letter : Herbert Davy ( Bridge House
Reply mail ; C/- Dr. Borcic Weishengshu
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1) I only received Meredith's letter late yesterday, it required sleeping over, and I have just sent a wire ( 11.30 am )
means that I will ask him, he is a very wealthy Quaker who helped me when I was
raising money for the education of a former miner student and now great friend
- William Suggett, Bebburn-on-Tyne (
2) I very greatly desire you to see Suggett,
it may also help when you see Cadbury in
help being surprised that what is necessary was not secured in the States. In
my previous letters to you I suggested that you should see Nicholas Roerich and
Richard Ingaleese in
4) As far myself you know I have nothing, in
fact less than nothing since my future for 3 years is pledged also. I am
writing an article but cannot say if it will bring any reward. I know I have no
means of raising more in
In approaching Cadbury I shall be risking the last ounce of my credit, and such reputation as I have with the educational institutions for whom I have worked in the past and with whom I might have to work in the future. I mention this because the peculiar policy of the League here may risk our teaching posts,
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- therefore at the end of this term it might conceivably be necessary to look else-where for a post. Will the League survive this year ? I have to consider those worldly matter from a practical view front. I am not speaking of these things personally but because you told me that it was my first obligation to fulfill my pledge.
5) I am sending a copy of this letter to K. ( Kitty Davy ) for two reasons, one is in case you leave India before this reaches ( and she can give it to you in London ) C ( Cadbury ) is a business man; before he gave me 50 Pounds for S. ( Suggett ) , and gave me 10 Pounds for 3 years ago.
Similarly he would surely want some kind of security from me, the only thing I can offer is my death insurance. He is not likely to listen to any appeal that has not some such backing ; the advantage is that if I offer this it gives you an opening to approach him and make the best of the opportunity. But then K. looses her security.
6) M. ( Meredith ) says it is supremely urgent so I shall proceed to write to C. as above, and at once. If you or K. do not approve you can stop it at your end. I think this is what you would want me to do.
7) Owing to the late news on your
movements my letter must still be trailing after you, but you should receive
this either directly or through K's hands. To save time I shall ask C. to
communicate with you ( if he is willing to help at all ) through K. at
8) It may be necessary to see him
You could at the same level invite Will Suggett to meet you there, he can stay the night at FIRCROFT with Mr. Lee who knows about S and myself. ( I taught there for a term, it is next to Woodbroke – a working-mens college ) C. may like to see Suggett, his presence may indirectly help you.
9) Lastly, I can not promise that C.
will help at all. He knows my past and is in contact with people who can bring
it up to date. He knows all about Suggett’s training, he may therefore trust me
personally, or not. He is very wealthy, he understands that I always intended
to start some kind of spiritual and educational work, he would I think trust
Kitty and Suggett or Fleming but will he trust an unknown ? I hope some
business-like person will be put in charge of spending and purchasing. I shall
This is a business letter. I believe in trying to be balanced and in the world endeavoring to use judgement and common sense. Forgive me if it seems cold and detached.
I was very glad to receive Chanji’s letter
Love to all – to Meredith, Rustom and Chanji
This letter was typed from the original letter by Anthony Zois