Note: There is no original transcript available for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London. Shoghi Effendi states:
“Regarding ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London: Nothing can be considered scripture for which we do not have an original text. A verbatim record in Persian of His talks would of course be more reliable than one in English, because He was not always accurately interpreted. However such a book is of value, and certainly has its place in our Literature.”
(24 October 1947 to the National Spiritual Assembly of the British Isles, published in “Unfolding Destiny: The Messages from the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith to the Bahá’í Community of the British Isles” (London: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981), p. 208.)