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Edith How-Martyn to Margaret Sanger, March 21, 1935

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Title

Edith How-Martyn to Margaret Sanger, March 21, 1935

Subject

How-Martyn, Edith
Sanger, Stuart
Martyn, Herbert
Iephsou, Mr.

Description

On her way back to England from Bombay, How-Martyn discusses the birth control bill in US Congress, doctors and journalists she met in Bombay, as well as future plans.

Creator

How-Martyn, Edith

Source

Margaret Sanger Papers, Library of Congress (Microfilm)

Date

1935-03-21

Contributor

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

Rights

A good faith attempt was made to identify the rights holder. Please contact the BCI if you have any information on the rights holder.

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Letter

Identifier

MSP LC Reel:15:862-4

Coverage

Bombay, India

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Text

21. March 1935

My dearest Margaret,

The nearer we get to England, the nearer to news of you, your plans + news of Stuart.

Talking of the horrible action of Congress in not giving your Bills a hearing - Herbert suggested you should get relays of women who have babies they don’t want to tie a label on the Baby with a senator’s name who opposed to the Bill + go deposit it unnoticed in a Conf room where it wd. soon be found but which would give the B.C. bills a big advertisement.

I long to know how the 21st birthday party went off? how we could sit down + reflect on all your work, your adventures, your hopes, your results of all these years. Magnificent results. In Asia fresh triumphs await you so I do hope the future will give you a few years to visit India, China, Japan, S. Arica, S. America + revisit Europe for conditions everywhere are beginning to need B.C. + who better than you to guide them along the path.

There are a few very good workers in India + we are very lucky in having Dr. Pillay in Bombay which really is the most civilised cosmopolitan city in India + does have a lot of influence.

Thanks to Dr. P. who introduced me to the Tunies of India people they have given me a good show the day I left Bombay--cutting enclosed. Also Mr. Iephsou of the Illustrated Weekly of India has asked me for 2 or 3 articles for which he intends to pay. We have and are going through the Red Sea and it is not hot-actually rugs + thick coats have been much in evidence today- As I write all the time I am thinking how much I am longing for news of you and it seems to paralyze any ideas I might otherwise have. Much love dear one as ever from Edith.

Original Format

Autograph letter, signed

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