J. Holmes Smith papers, 1939-1940 and undated.

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J. Holmes Smith papers 1939-1940 and undated

Collection #RL.01214 | 0.1 Linear Feet

Missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church in India from 1930 to 1940, at Lal Bagh Ashram in Lucknow. Recalled to the United States in 1940 after participating in activities supporting Indian Indepedence and opposing India's forced participation in WWII as part of the British Empire. Collection comprises a telegram (8 Dec. 1939) to Smith from Jawaharlal Nehru inviting him to a meeting, an undated black-and-white photograph of that meeting or another Smith held with Nehru and others, a letter from Nehru regarding Smith's advancing in the United States the cause of India's independence (10 Jan. 1940) and commenting on imperialism, a letter from Rabindranath Tagore urging support of India's independence (16 Jan. 1940), and an undated booklet containing an"Homage" to Mahatma Gandhi following his death.

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