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 supplemented here with passages from Mahmud’s Diary, taken from a new translation corrected by the Bahá’í World Center.
Mrs. Parsons kept meticulous notes on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s activities and lectures as He stayed at her house in Washington, and at her summer home in Dublin. She provides us with unique insight into His thoughts and private moments. Now we 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. Illustrated, with photos of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.
Agnes Parsons, edited by Richard Hollinger, with a foreword by Sandra Hutchinson