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Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (April 30, 1914)

Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks, dated April 30, 1914 and posted from Lausanne, Switzerland. In this letter, Dayal details his escape from the U.S., after being arrested for spreading anarchist propaganda in California and being released on bail. He writes, "The British govt. had preferred quite a number of charges against me & the 'investigation' was going on."

Freedom Movement

Date: April 30, 1914
Type: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Har Dayal
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Poste Restante
April 30

My dear Brooks,

Here I am. You will be agreeably surprised. I escaped from U.S. after my arrest for deportation or perhaps extradition at the request of the British Embassy. I was released on $1000 bail, & skipped. The British govt. had preferred quite a number of charges against me & the "investigation" was going on. Friends & I judged it best to come away.

I shall be in Switzd this summer. Please reply immediately, as I shall probably go elsewhere. Love to Charlie & my sincere compliments to Mrs. Brooks.

Serlig was thinking of coming over soon.

Do you know any people in this part of the world?

I shall be busy writing this summer, as I shall have a quiet & regular life for some time. In Calif. I co hardly find time for sit down & write amidst the multiplicity of executive duties.

With fondest love
Har Dayal

When are you coming over to see me, as I can't come to England

Har Dayal always spell my name in this way

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

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