Lot #72
Mohandas Gandhi Hand-Corrected Manuscript

"All with one voice said they would not in any way interfere with them. And the prayer proceeded"
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

"All with one voice said they would not in any way interfere with them. And the prayer proceeded"

Partial hand-corrected manuscript by Mohandas Gandhi, one page, 6.25 x 8.25, on the reverse of a letter written in an unknown hand on Brij Bhushan Lall Gupta letterhead, October 26, 1947. Gandhi strikes through the entirety of the initial draft, marked as page "3" at the top, and pens a few lines in English. Gandhi writes, in part: "with the objector. All with one voice said they would not in any way interfere with them. And the prayer proceeded." The text evidently refers to objectors in the audience at one of his daily multi-faith prayer meetings at Birla House, which incorporated readings from the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Bible. In fine condition.

Consignor notes that this page originates from the estate of Indian freedom fighter V. Kalyanam, who worked with Gandhi at his ashram and was the last personal secretary (1943-1948) to Mahatma Gandhi. Kalyanam was responsible for drafting replies to letters that Gandhi received, which Gandhi then revised in his own hand. For thrift purposes, they used to write these types of rough notes or drafts on the backside of the letters sent to Gandhi.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #639 - Ended July 13, 2022





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