Letter from Taraknath Das to William Arba Ellis

Letter from Taraknath Das to William Arba Ellis dated April 8, 1912. Das updates Ellis on his education plans, and mentions that he is attempting to become a U.S citizen, after which point he may go to the Philippines as a teacher.

Citizenship & Voting

Date: April 8, 1912
Subject(s): William Arba Ellis
Type: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Taraknath Das
Location: Bandon, OR

Box 141, Bandon, Ore.
April 8 - 1912.

Dear Mr. Ellis,

Your welcome letter reached me yesterday night. I thank you for the same. As for buying N.U. History I am sorry to say that at present I am financially embarrassed but later on shall buy 1st + 3rd vols. if not the complete set. I am now working as Secretary of Bandon Clay Products Co, a corporation we have organized. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the same. The company is not yet on paying basis so I have no income practically. I expect that I shall go back to college soon to work for Ph.D. degree. I am well + hope you to be the same. I have a letter from Fred Earle. I shall write to him today. I like Fred very much + hope that he has a bright future for him.

Someday I may again come to East on my way to Europe + then I shall be glad to drop down at Northfield and meet my old friends and the N.U. [?] are the Lewis people?

I shall let you know the result of my attempt to become a citizen of U.S. If I can become a citizen I may take a Civil Service examination and go to Philippine Islands as a teacher.

Shall be very glad to hear from you from time to time. With the kindest regards I remain very sincerely yours.

Taraknath Das.

Holding Institution: Norwich University
Item History: 2012-08-27 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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