Kate Sanborn, Miss (Catherine)—American lady, a lecturer, a writer and also an enthusiastic hostess. Owner of a farm, “Breezy Meadows”, at Metcalf near Boston, Swamiji’s first home in America. He had met her on the train to Chicago from Vancouver. Worried about waiting at Chicago with inadequate funds at his disposal for the Parliament to begin several weeks later, he accepted her invitation and visited “Breezy Meadows” where he met men and women of culture and education who appreciated his worth, among them were Franklin Benjamin Sanborn and Prof. J. H. Wright who was instrumental in enabling Swamiji to be a delegate at the Parliament. Sanborn, a journalist, author, interested in Transcendentalism, invited him to speak at the “American Social Science Association” at Saratoga Springs in New York and he spoke on “The Mohammedan Rule in India” on 5.9.1993, the next morning on “The Use of Silver in India” and the topic of the evening lecture is not known. The fortnight at “Breezy Meadows” familiarized Swamiji with educated American society and his introduction to Prof. Wright was an incident of vital importance at that juncture.