Mahatma Letter No. 116

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Written by: H. S. Olcott
Received by: H. P. Blavatsky
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: November 25 or 27, 1883 - see below
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: Jammu
Received at: Madras, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 116 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 128 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Cover sheet

No. 2 from Olcott



Page 1 transcription, image, and notes


To (Station) Adyar, Madras

From (Station) Jammoo

To (Person) Madame Blavatsky Editor of the Theosophist.

From (Person) Colonel Olcott

Damodar left before dawn at about eight o'clock letters from him and Koothumi found on my table — Don't say whether return or not — Damodar bids us all farewell conditionally and says brother theosophists should all feel encouraged in knowing that he has found the blessed masters and been



Page 2

called by them. The dear boys recent development astonishing. Homey bids me await orders.

Madras 25-11-83. Hour 17-30.



  • Homey was probably a misspelling of Koot Hoomi by the telegraph operator.

Context and background

Physical description of letter

The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. George Linton and Virginia Hanson described the letter and its companion, No. 115, in this way:

Two telegrams from HSO to HPB regarding the disappearance of DKM. The note on ML-129 from KH is in blue pencil, added probably while the telegram was in transit.[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), 184.