Mahatma Letter No. 103a

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: probably H. S. Olcott
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: January 1883
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Adyar, Chennai, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 103a in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 91a in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Received Allahabad, cold weather, 1882-83.

Read the enclosed from C.C.M.; summon to your recollection, and then tell Sinnett the whole truth about the message which I gave you in London about the £100 in Mrs. Billing's and Upasika's presence. Do not forget to state the conditions under which I spoke. Do not let H.P.B. see C.C.M.'s letter but return it to Allahabad with your remarks.

K. H.



Context and background

The person to whom this letter is addressed is not identified, but it was almost surely Col. Olcott, as indicated in Letter No. 103B. Much of this letter is obscure; there seems to be no further description of the incidents only hinted at by the Mahatma, although they involved, in part at least, the honesty of Mrs. Billings.

Physical description of letter

The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. George Linton and Virginia Hanson described the letter this way:

ML 91A is in blue pencil on a small sheet of note paper with rough edges, 5" X 7" [12.7 X 17.8 cm]. Heavy KH script.[1]

Publication history

Commentary about this letter


  1. George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 170.