Unpublished letter of Swami Vivekananda

A communication dated 24th April 2013 from Revered Swami Suhitanandaji, the General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, India says :

We have received a facsimile copy of a hitherto unpublished letter of Swami Vivekananda. It is sent herewith as an attachment.

The Reverend Hugh Reginald Haweis
The Reverend Hugh Reginald Haweis

The letter refers to the book The Dead Pulpit by Reverend Hugh Haweis, who was a delegate of Anglican Church to the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. The book was published in 1896. A copy of it was probably sent as a gift to Swamiji whom Reverend Haweis must have met at the Parliament.

Details of Swamiji’s correspondence with Reverend Haweis are given in Marie Louise Burke’s book Swami Vivekananda in West – New Discoveries Vol. 4, p.p. 193-4.

The original letter of Swamiji was found with the papers of Reverend Haweis’s daughter, Hugolin Haweis. One Mr. Carl Aronsson of London informed us about the letter. Although we requested him to send us the original, he has sent us only a photocopy of it.

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This is the unpublished letter of Swami Vivekananda
This is the unpublished letter of Swami Vivekananda

 

Many a reader of this blog have requested for a typed version of this above hand-written letter. Here in below is the official transcription received from Swami Atmayogananda of Belur Math.

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