Handwritten letter from Barbara Hartland, Sevagram Ashram, to her parents, Cedric and Valerie, Auntie Mew, Margaret 'and all friends', Uckfield

Scope and Content

Discusses her arrival at Sevagram and being welcomed by Gandhi; being invited to Sevagram by Asha Devi Aryanayakam; plans to establish a hospital at Sevagram, and to spread maternity and child welfare centres and adult education for women throughout Indian villages; working with Dr Sushila Nayar to devise a training syllabus for women to run village dispensaries; running the village dispensary in Sevagram; Margaret Jones, Sukumar Pagare and Donald Groom undertaking similar work in Itarsi and Hoshangabad; the war; her homespun clothing