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Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (June 11, 1912)

In this letter dated June 11, 1912, Har Dayal discusses plans to publish a "radical," "propagandist" magazine to Stanford professor Van Wyck Brooks. Dayal mentions support received after a meeting from Dr. Hugel, Dr. Newcomer, and Dr. Sabine. Dayal also mentions possible titles for the magazine included The Radical Student, The University Radical, and The New World.

Freedom Movement

Date: June 11, 1912
Type: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Har Dayal
Location: 347 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA

347 Ramona St. Palo Alto Cal June 11, 1912

My dear Mr. Brooks,

I hope you are enjoying your holidays. I have been on a visit to San Fr. I have made the acquaintance of several good Radical friends. I find that radical ideas are more wide-spread than we imagine. It is very encouraging.

You will be glad to learn that the Bulletin of S.F. has taken up the cause of India and written several fine articles.

The meeting for the Review was held on Tuesday. Dr. Hugel, Dr. Newcomer, and Dr. Sabine were present. They came to the conclusion that you should be asked to edit it without any committee at first. They suggested this course to Mr. Gabine; of course nothing was formally decided. If you like this plan, Gabine can go ahead. All the professors promised support and sympathy, but thought that the Committee should be formed later on when the review had become succesful!

I think they did not like to assume the responsibility involved.

How is Charles? Please convey my respectful compliments to Mrs. Brooks. Mille Baisers [sic] for dear Charles.

Yours sincerely Har Dayal

P.S. If I should succeed in raising the necessary capital for the magazine "Advanced Thought", would you give it literary support? Of course it will be a propagandist magazine. I may try to get the money if you promise to cooperate for its success. We shall try to circulate it among the two Universities. Other names suggested are: -- The Radical Student The University Radical The New World

Holding Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Collection: Van Wyck Brooks Papers
Item History: 2011-11-27 (created); 2020-04-24 (modified)

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