L. Gordon Plummer

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Lafayette Gordon Plummer was a Theosophical writer, lecturer, and teacher in the Point Loma tradition.

According to the San Diego History Center:

Fred Gordon Plummer, his wife Emily, and children, including Marian (b. 1893), moved from Tacoma, Wash., to the Theosophical community Lomaland at Point Loma, Calif., in 1903. Fred G. Plummer, a Theosophist, became chief geographer of the United States Forestry Service and a leader in the conservation movement before his death in 1913. His son Lafayette Gordon Plummer (1904-1999) became a Theosophical writer, lecturer, and teacher. His daughter Helen Plummer married Iverson Harris, Theosophical Society leader Katherine Tingley's secretary, and she became Tingley's traveling companion. Marian Plummer studied art at the Theosophical Institute. She met artist Leonard Lester there around 1916 and they were married in 1931.[1]

According to researcher Brad Rockwell, Plummer was a close friend of Dr. Albert G. Garcia, the first Mexican-American physician, who trained with the famous health-food specialist Dr. Kellogg of Battle Creek.[2]


  • From Atom to Kosmos (Point Loma, 1940)
  • Star Habits and Orbits (Covina, 1944)
  • The Mathematics of the Cosmic Mind (San Diego, 1966)


  1. Marian Plummer Lester Collection, San Diego History Center [http://www.sandiegohistory.org/findaid/ac066.htm Guide to Marian Plummer Lester Collection
  2. Brad Rockwell emails to Olcott Library, April 26, 2015 and to TSA Archives, April 30, 2015. Theosophical Society in America Archives.

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