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Edith How-Martyn to Margaret Sanger, March 11, 1935

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Edith How-Martyn to Margaret Sanger, March 11, 1935


How-Martyn, Edith
United States Congress
Cousins, Margaret
Sanger, Stuart
Phadke, N. S.
Walworth Women's Welfare Centre
Brabourne, Patricia


How-Martyn writes Sanger an update on the meetings she attended while in Bombay.


How-Martyn, Edith


Margaret Sanger Papers, Library of Congress (Microfilm)




Filion, Laura (metadata)
Filion, Laura (transcription)


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MSP LC Reel: 17:857-8


Bombay, India
Poona, India
Kollapur, India

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My dearest Margaret,

In spite of the plucky way you take it what a blow that Congress has rejected the bills. Is there no other way out? It does seen horrible that your precious energies + time should be absorbed on such a ridiculous campaign. and I suppose as long as Farley is in his present job it will be useless to expect any other result. What is the next step?

How did the anniversary dinner succeed? I heard from the Cousins you were having it.

How is Stuart? Are your anxieties on his account any less?

What are your plans for the summer?

Do they include coming to England? So could I go on asking questions . to which it will be some weeks before I can get answers.

We are getting near the end + leave for England on the 16th and expect to be in London on April 7th.

In Kolhapur Prof. Phadke arranged some very good meetings for me. He is Professor of Philosophy and in spite of writing a book on B.C. has had 2 wanted and + unwanted children. I suggested his wife got fitted by a doctor in the neighborhood who has learnt the technique at Walworth. Prof. P is rather deaf and inclined to be pedantic. He inquired about you and is evidently expecting to hear from you about the novel he sent you. He has written pleup novels + so on in Maveathi + would now appear in England or America as a novelist. He has not been to Europe.

At Poona there is an attempt at a B.C. League but the Seet is perhaps hardly the right person though full of zeal + enthusiasm. I had 3 very good meetings there + more are 2 women doctors willing to give B.C. advice.

In Bombay the high lights have been lectures on the Ethics of B.C. to Medical students over 1000 students in all, a Lecture to the Bombay Legislative Council + a Lecture to Rationalist Society + to-morrow I have lunch with Lady Brabowme the Governor's wife. My thoughts are on the next step. + whether you will be able to come in November and have a campaign.

Much love dear one from Edith.

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