Letter from Mrs. Husain Nasri to Godha Ram Channon

A letter dated July 22, 1946 from Mrs. Husain Nasri, Chairwoman of American Wives of India, to Godha Ram Channon, Chairman of India Famine Relief Committee. The letter was in regards to both organizations soliciting funds and holding benefits for India famine relief. Nasri apologizes for soliciting funds from the San Francisco area, where Channon’s organization was fundraising.

Date: July 22, 1946
Subject(s): Godha Ram Channon
Type: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Husain Nasri, American Wives of India
Location: Los Angeles, CA

July 22, 1946
Los Angeles

Mr. G. R. Channon, Chairman
San Francisco and East Bay
India Famine Relief Committee

Dear Mr. Channon:
Thank you so much for your recent letter, June 24. It surely deserved a prompt reply but I must beg your indulgence as I find I have more on hand than I can take care of and hence the correspondence suffers.
You did not mention the date of you Benefit, only that it was to be in July. I am sure it was or will be, very much a success. And in this connection let me say that had we had any inkling that you were making such plans we surely would not have solicited funds from your vicinity.
We consider our benefit was very much of a success – far surpassed our brightest dreams, as we planned on a very modest scale, but so many people became interested and we were given so much help we all felt very much gratified with the results of our efforts. Our net proceeds were over $900.00, which through the American Friends Service Committee means a release of over $54,000.00 for foodstuffs for INDIA.
The idea of the “American Wives of India” was so well received as a permanent group to carry on in every way possible to bring understanding and harmony between the peoples of these two great countries, INDIA and AMERICA.
With your personal regards,
Very yours truly,
Mrs. Hussain Nasri
Mrs. Hussain Nasri, Chairman

Collection: Godha Ram Channon, Papers of
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