Sayyid Jamal al-Din "al-Afghani" Asadabadi
Correspondence with, of Butrus al-Bustani
Butrus al-Bustani to Sayyid Jamal al-Din "Afghani" Asadabadi, 30 January 1879. Letter in Afghani Dossier of Egyptian National Library. Digitally printed in facsimile, East Lansing, Mi.: H-Bahai, 2001.
Notes: The letter notes that al-Bustani had sent volumes of the Beirut Encyclopedia, the first of its kind in Arabic, to Afghani via Salim `Anhuri. He also urges
Afghani to follow through with the article he had promised. This is presumably the notorious article on the Babis. For discussion see Juan R. I. Cole, "New Perspectives on Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani in Egypt," in Rudi Matthee and Beth Baron, eds., Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers, 2000), p. 23.