From Volume 9 of the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda – Letters – Fifth Series
228 W. 39TH STREET
8th Dec. ’95


I am once more on American Soil and have taken lodgings at 228 W. 39, where I begin work from Monday next. Sometime after Christmas I intend to make a tour through Detroit and Chicago.
I do not care for public lecturings at all — and do not think I shall have any more public lectures charging admission. If you will see Mrs. Phelps and others of our friends and arrange some classes (strictly on nonpayment basis), it will facilitate things a good deal.
Write at your earliest opportunity and give Mrs. Phunkey [Funke] and all our friends my deepest love and gratitude.

Yours ever in the Lord,

P.S. Kripananda is over full of praise of you and Mrs. Funkey [Funke] and sends his loving regards for you.