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Edith How-Martyn to Margaret Sanger, January 5-8, 1934

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Edith How-Martyn to Margaret Sanger, January 5-8, 1934


How-Martyn, Edith
Hayat, Uma
Datta, Alexandrina
Haire, Norman
Voge, Cecil B.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano


How-Martyn discusses her last day aboard the S. S. Moldavia en route to India, including meetings with Lady Hayat, Mr. Krishnamurthi, and plans to meet Dr. Kamal in Port Said.


How-Martyn, Edith




Filion, Laura


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MSP LC: Reel 17:598-60


Mediterranean Sea

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Begun 5. Jan 1934

Dearest Margaret,

Last night I made the acquaintance of Lady Uma Hayat who is traveling to Bombay with her "suite" and her niece a bright young thing 10 years old speaking good English. Lady Hayat has a children evidently a grief and her English is rather limited. She is going to see Mrs. Datta who was to have met me + arranged my tour. Lw-Hayat has been 5 years in the India Office in London but is returning to India in March so he may be useful. to us in the autumn. Included in her suite is the third best chess player in the world!

Yesterday we were given a few hours in Marseilles and were able to get a "Times". It had this good article on Population which I enclose + actually mentions Birth Control. In the Social column! read that "Mr. Norman Haire is leaving on the Aquitania .... eh ... I hope he + Voge will be an asset to your Conference dear - It will at least took well that 2 important workers from England are attending the Conf. I must not allow this to become a long letter as you will have enough to do + think about for the next few eventful weeks.

How I long for you to have a thumping success. Roosevelt has done so much he might add this one more big thing.

A Mr. Krishmmivethe the son of a ruling Prince = nearly black - is on board after spending 5 years in Europe + America. Rather young but I have given him some of the literature as he has power + will have more some day. He gave us a warm invitation to stay with him when we go to India in the autumn.

The voyage has been very lovely and in the daily sunshine I have quite lost all feeling of staleness + fatigue + am ready to do my best with Dr. Kamal + Dr. Gusbargo to get B.C. clinics in Cairo + Tel aviv. This is going to be a boom year for B.C. I do feel + lovely to think in a few months you will be over on this side. Tomorrow at 4 a.m. we land at Port Said + go straight to Cairo where I shall see Dr. Kamal as soon as I can.

Glorious success to your Conference + love from

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