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Finding Aid for the Zamin Ki Dost Papers, 1930-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Zamin Ki Dost Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1960
    Collection number: 740
    Creator: Zamin Ki Dost, 1866-1947
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Zamin Ki Dost Papers (Collection 740). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3649372 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts.
    2. Correspondence with Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell & ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Zamin Ki Dost, 1866-1947--Archives.
    Crabtree, Mattaline G.
    Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906- --Correspondence.
    Women authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Women poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Women mystics--United States--Archival resources.