This is a statement, a 55,000 word introduction, to my collection of letters in the archives of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia Inc. They are my personal letters from 1962 to 2013. This document attempts to place the 10,000 letters, emails and internet posts I wrote from 1962 to 2013 in a general perspective. As far as I know none of the collected letters of any Bahais in the 1st or 2nd century of the Bahai Era have been published.
This collection of letters, what has become by degrees a voluminous epistolarium, comes from my Bahai life, 1962 to 2013, that part of my Baha'i life when I was a pioneer-traveller in and for the Canadian Baha'i community. In 1962 I was 18 and in 2013 I was 68, a 50 year time-span. The letters come from my late adolescence, and then at the early, middle and late adulthood stages of human development as the psychologists call these phases of the lifespan.