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Gibran, Kahlil (1883 – 1931)

‘I know that the heavens will fulfil all the great dreams of your great heart’

An early autograph letter signed by Gibran (‘Kahlil’), together with the original hand-addressed envelope, post-marked Boston, December 28th 1915. The author writes to the artist Juliet Thompson, opening, ‘I shall be more than glad to know Albert Vail. Your friends are my friends — even those whom I have not yet known. I wonder how many friends you and I have of whom we know nothing?’ He goes on, ‘I know that the new year will bring you blessings — just as well as I know that the heavens will fulfil all the great dreams of your great heart. And may the Salam of Allah be with you always, Kahlil’. Letter folds, and slight creasing, the envelope torn away to one side, otherwise in fine condition.

Written during the years that Gibran began to rise to fame in the US, ahead of the publication of The Prophet in 1923.

Juliet Thompson was disciple of Baháʼí Faith leader ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, and is best remembered for her book The Diary of Juliet Thompson which includes reminiscences of her friendship with Gibran.