Bart's Latest Statement
Nov 03, 2002 05:33 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
Bart, you wrote:
"When Hodgson took 'samples' of Blavatsky's handwriting and Mahatma
Letters to a handwriting analyst, it appears that they were not
originals; they were copies that Hodgson made himself. No wonder his
analyst said they came from the same person."
Bart, as far as I can ascertain, your statement is wrong and somehow
you have been misinformed.
Both Netherclift and Sims saw and examined the originals of certain
Mahatma as well as certain Blavatsky letters.
For example, on pp. 282-283 of Hodgson's Report, we find Hodgson
writing as follows:
"With the incriminating Blavatsky-Coulomb letters which were
submitted to Mr. Netherclift, were also submitted some specimens of
the K.H. writing, viz., several small slips which were forwarded from
India with the Blavatsky-Coulomb letters proper, a K.H. document in
blue ink submitted by Mr. Massey, and a K.H. document in blue pencil
sumbitted by Mr. Myers. Mr. Netherclift, in the first instance, came
to the conclusion that these K.H. documents were not written by
Madame Blavatsky. . . . In the meantime we had obtained from Mr.
Sinnett eight specimens of the K.H. writing, which represented, some
of them at least, consecutive periods of time, beginning with the
earliest letter received by Mr. Sinnett. . . . I therefore re-
submitted to him the K.H. writings belonging to Messrs. Massey and
Myers, which we still had in our possession, together with the series
forwarded by Mr. Sinnett. . . .The result was that Mr. Netherclift
came to the conclusion that the whole of these documents were without
doubt written by Madame Blavatsky. Mr. Sims, of the British Museum,
similarly changed his opinion after inspection of the documents
furnished by Mr. Sinnett."
Further down page 283, Hodgson again writes about ". . . the series
of K.H. Letters lent by Mr. Sinnett. . . "
As far as I can tell, we are dealing with the originals LENT by
Massey, Myers and Sinnett. All three of these gentlemen lived in
The same can be said of the relevant Blavatsky letters. Netherclift
and Sims saw and examined the originals.
It is true, I believe, that the reproductions of the Blavatsky and
Mahatma letters in the 2 Plates in the Hodgson Report were traced
from the originals. I would have to verify that statement to be 100%
This will have to suffice for now.
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