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Zamin (Ki Dost) papers
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Zamin Ki Dost (1866-1947) was a medical missionary in India and lectured throughout the U.S. for Armenian Relief before settling in Los Angeles to teach philosophy and write stories and poems. The collection consists of literary manuscripts, including a manuscript biography by Zamin Ki Dost's disciple, Mattaline G. Crabtree, manuscripts of Dost's mystical teachings interpreted by Crabtree, correspondence between Lawrence Clark Powell and Crabtree, and ephemera.
Born Willimina Leonora Armstrong in Nebraska in 1866 and educated in Philadelphia, Zamin Ki Dost went to India in 1887 as a medical missionary; her experience furnished the material for her book, Incense of sandalwood; near the end of the century she lectured throughout the U.S. for Armenian Relief; in 1901 settled in Los Angeles, a semi-invalid from a broken spine, teaching philosophy from her home and writing stories and poems; published Son of power (1920), stories of India written under the pseudonym Zamin Ki Dost and in collaboration with Will Levington Comfort; she died in 1947.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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