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

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


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


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.


How-Martyn, Edith


Margaret Sanger Papers, Library of Congress (Microfilm)




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


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MSP LC Reel:15:862-4


Bombay, India

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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