Abdu’l-Baha in America: Agnes Parsons’ Diary
Published for the first time. This is the intimate day-by-day account kept by Agnes Parsons of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s stay in Washington, D.C. and in Dublin, New Hampshire during His journey to America in 1912. Her diary is complimented with contemporary passages from Mahmud’s Diary taken from a translation corrected by the Bahá’í World Centre, and illustrated with contemporary photos of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.
Mrs. Parsons kept meticulous notes on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s activities and lectures as He stayed at her homes in D.C. and New Hampshire. She provides us with unique insight into His thoughts and private moments. We can see the Master with new eyes as He meets with the notables of Washington society, advises her on the care of her children, and speaks to large gatherings of seekers in her home.
Written by Agnes Parsons, edited by Richard Hollinger, with a foreword by Sandra Hutchison.