Lot 33
  • 33

Gandhi, Mohandas K.

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  • Gandhi, Mohandas K.
  • Typed letter signed, to Gerda Riess
  • ink on paper
thanking her for sending him a cross ("...it is going to a girl who is in distress and who has asked me for a Cross..."), 1 page, 4to, 'Parnakuti', Pune, 9 September 1933, framed and glazed, with a printed name stamp on the reverse and a pencil note explaining the origin of the stamp in German, signature faded, not examined out of frame

Catalogue Note

This kind letter of thanks was written to the 12 year-old daughter of the artist Ernst Riess. The family acted as a host to Manshankar (Manu) Trivedi, a member of Gandhi's inner circle who was studying medicine in Freiburg. Gerda had a cross inscribed "God is Love", and when Trivedi informed her that this was one of Gandhi's favourite sayings she asked that the cross be sent to the Mahatma in India.