‘Abdu’l-Bahá With ‘Ali Kuli Khan & Florence Breed Khan at the Home of Saffa & Vaffa Kinney in New York City
“Ali-Kuli Khan (c. 1879-1966) Also known as Nabilu’d-dawlih. Eminent Iranian Bahá’í. He served briefly as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s English-language secretary (1899-1901) and was subsequently sent to America where he translated several Bahá’í books into English as well as continuing to translate ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s correspondence with the American Bahá’ís. He was appointed Iranian charge d’affaires in Washington in 1910 and later served in various high-ranking diplomatic posts. His marriage to Florence Breed (1875-1950) in 1904 was praised by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the first between East and West. Their daughter, Marzieh Gail (1908-93), also became an eminent Bahá’í translator. -
—A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá’í Faith, 36.