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To Sister Christine





228 W. 39TH STREET


[NEW YORK]


8th Dec. '95


DEAR CHRISTINA,





I am once more on American Soil and have taken lodgings at 228 W. 39, where I begin work from Monday next. Sometime after Christmas I intend to make a tour through Detroit and Chicago.





I do not care for public lecturings at all — and do not think I shall have any more public lectures charging admission. If you will see Mrs. Phelps and others of our friends and arrange some classes (strictly on nonpayment basis), it will facilitate things a good deal.





Write at your earliest opportunity and give Mrs. Phunkey [Funke] and all our friends my deepest love and gratitude.





Yours ever in the Lord,





VIVEKANANDA





P.S. Kripananda is over full of praise of you and Mrs. Funkey [Funke] and sends his loving regards for you.





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To Mrs. Ole Bull





228 W. 39th Street, New York


10th Dec., 1895


Dear Mrs. Bull,


. . . I have received the Secretary's letter and will be glad to lecture before the Harvard Philosophical Club as requested. The difficulty in the way is: I have begun to write in earnest, as I want to finish some text-books to form the basis of work when I am gone. I have to hurry through four little books before I go.


This month, notices are out for the four Sunday lectures. The lectures for the first week of February in Brooklyn are being arranged by Dr. Janes and others.


Yours, with best wishes,


Vivekananda





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To Sister Christine





228 W. 39TH STREET


[NEW YORK


Dec. 10, 1895


D CHRISTINA,





Perhaps by this time you have received my first letter. I received yours just now.





I had a splendid success in England and have left a nucleus there to work till my arrival next summer. You will be astonished to learn that some of my strongest friends are big "guns" of the Church of England.





This Christmas I am going away a week, from 24th Decem., to the country with Mr. and Mrs. Leggett — after that I resume my work. In the meanwhile the classes have begun.





I have written to you my intention of taking a quick turn through Detroit and Chicago in the meanwhile and [then] return back.





Give Mrs. Phelps my love and kindly arrange the classes [in Detroit] with her. The best thing is to arrange for a public lecture where I give out my general plan of work. The Unitarian church is available; and if the lecture is free, there will be a big crowd. The collection most possibly will cover the expenses. Then out of this we will get the materials of a big class and then hurry them through, leaving Mrs. Phelps and you and Mrs. Funkey [Funke] to work on with them.





This plan is entirely feasible and if Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bagley desire it, they can work it out very quickly.





Ever yours with love and blessings,





VIVEKANANDA












 



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