To Mrs. Ole Bull
1123 SAINT PAUL STREET, BALTIMORE,
17 October 1894.
DEAR MRS. BULL,
I could not find time earlier to write you — I was so incessantly knocking about. We had a nice meeting last Sunday at Baltimore and [are] going to have one more next Sunday. Of course, they do not financially help me a bit; but as I promised to help them and like the idea, I speak for them.1
In the letters you sent over from India was an address sent over to me from Calcutta by my fellow citizens for my work here and a number of newspaper cuttings. I will send them on to you later.
Yesterday I went to see Washington and met Mrs. Colville and Miss Young, who were very kind to me.
I am going to speak at Washington again and then will go over to Philadelphia and from there to New York.
Your affectionate Son,
- ^During his first visit to America, Swami Vivekananda occasionally spoke for other organizations, both American and Indian. This time he had come to Baltimore at the invitation of the Vrooman brothers, who had a project to establish an International University of Religions, which the Swami endorsed by speaking on the brothers’ behalf. Readers should, however, note that the International University project of the Vrooman brothers of Baltimore and Swami Vivekananda’s “Temple Universal” proposed in New York were two entirely different projects.