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H.P. Blavatsky's Letters Reprinted at Blavatsky Archives

Nov 11, 2003 10:41 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

Students of Blavatsky and Theosophy may not
be aware of all of the letters of HPB that 
we have reprinted at Blavatsky Archives. Below
is a list of such letters:

• Blavatsky, H.P. H.P.B. and Theosophy in France: 
Letters to Monsieur C. Biliere. Originally published
in The Theosophical Forum, August 1950, pp. 479-491.

• Blavatsky, H.P. Leaves of Theosophical History: 
Letter from H. P. B. to Mrs. Hollis Billings. 1881. 
Reprinted from The Theosophical Forum (Point Loma,
California), May 1936, pp. 343-346. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. Extract of a Letter from Mme.
Blavatsky. [Dated December 1881] Reprinted from Hints
on Esoteric Theosophy, No. 1, by A.O. Hume, Calcutta,
Second edition, 1882, pp. 86-92.

• Blavatsky, H.P. Letter from H.P. Blavatsky to Henry
S. Olcott. Reprinted from The Theosophist (Adyar,
Madras, India), July 1908, p. 947.

• Blavatsky, H.P. Letters of H.P.B. to Dr. Hartmann,
1885-1886. Reprinted from The Path (New York),
January, February, and March 1896.

• Blavatsky, H.P. Communication with Masters.
1885/1886. Reprinted from The Theosophist (Adyar,
Madras, India), February 1908, pp. 393-394. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. Two Letters from H.P. Blavatsky to
Dr. Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden. 1886. These letters
(written in early January, 1886) have never before
been published. They deal with HPB's receipt of the
"Hodgson Report" and her answers to some of Hodgson's

• Blavatsky, H.P. Madame Blavatsky on Gerald
Massey's "Lectures" and "Natural Genesis." 1887. 
Reprinted from The Agnostic Journal (London), October
3, 1891, p. 214. This Blavatsky letter has never been
reprinted since its original publication in 1891. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. H. P. B. and Theosophy in France: 
Letters to Mme. Camille Lemaitre. Reprinted from The
Theosophical Forum, July 1950, pp. 392-410.

• Blavatsky, H.P. The Esoteric Section of the
Theosophical Society. 1889. This short letter dated
May 14, 1889 has never been republished or reprinted
since it was first issued privately. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. The Esoteric Section T.S.:
Reorganization of the Section in America. 1889. 
Photographic reproduction of this never before
published document from the summer of 1889. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. Letter of H.P. Blavatsky to Dr.
Elliott Coues. 1889. Reprinted from The Theosophical
Forum (Point Loma, California), October 15, 1933, pp.

• Blavatsky, H.P. To The Members of the E.S. of the
T.S. 1889. This short letter dated November 1, 1889
and addressed to H.P.B.'s Esoteric students has never
been republished or reprinted since it was first
issued privately. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to Her
Family in Russia. Translated by Vera Johnston. 
1894-1895. More than 60 pages of text with scores of
HPB's letters written to her relatives. 

• Blavatsky, H.P. Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to W.Q.
Judge and Other Miscellaneous Letters The originals of
these Blavatsky letters are preserved in the
Andover-Harvard Theological Library of Harvard
University, Cambridge Massachusetts. 

• Coues, Elliott. Blavatsky Unveiled! Reprinted
from The Sun (New York), Sunday, July 20, 1890, p. 17.

• Judge, William Q., ed. Dr. Elliott Coues in His
Letters: Some of His Letters to H. P. Blavatsky and
Others, with Replies. Reprinted from a 12-page
pamphlet issued by William Quan Judge. Pamphlet is
dated New York, June 14, 1889.

• Khandalvala, N.D. Madame H.P. Blavatsky As I Knew
Her. Reprinted from The Theosophist (Adyar, Madras,
India), June 1929, pp. 213-222 and July 1929, pp.

• Maitland, Edward. Anna Kingsford, Madame Blavatsky
and the Theosophists. More than fifty pages of
excerpts from Volume II of Edward Maitland's Anna
Kingsford: Her Life, Letters, Diary and Work, 3rd.
edition (edited by Samuel Hopgood Hart), London, John
Watkins, 1913. The first edition of this work was
published in 1896. These reminiscences contain
valuable primary sources including transcriptions of
several of Madame Blavatsky's letters.

• Patterson, George. The Collapse of Koot Hoomi. 
Originally published in The Madras Christian College
Magazine (Madras, India), September 1884, pp. 199-215
and with a "Postscript" on pp. 241-242.

• Roy, Parbati Churn. From Hinduism to Hinduism. 
1896. In this extremely rare work Parbati Churn Roy
devotes three chapters (pp. 36-58) to his personal
reminiscences of H.P.Blavatsky, H.S. Olcott, the
Mahatmas and The Theosophical Society. 

• Sidgwick, Eleanor Mildred. Mr. Eglinton. 
Reprinted from the Journal of the Society for
Psychical Research (London), June 1886, pp. 282-287. 

These articles containing HPB's letters can be
accessed at:



Daniel H. Caldwell

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hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 2
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