Mahatma Letter No. 57

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: possibly William Eglinton
Written on: April 27, 1882
Received on: May 1882
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: London
Received at: Allahabad, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 57 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 122 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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A. P. Sinnett



Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

My good friend; tho' Mr. Eglington has promised to return by the end of June he cannot do so — after the danger that has threatened him at Calcutta on the very day of his departure — unless he is thoroughly protected against any such disgraceful recurrence. If Mr. Hume is anxious to have him, let him for want of something better — offer him the place of his private secretary, for a year or so, now that Mr. Davison is away. If you or Mr. Hume are really anxious to see me — (or rather my astral Self) there's a chance



Page 2

for you. H.P.B. is too old and not passive enough. Besides she has done too many services to be forced into it. With Mr. Eglington, and he willing, the thing would become easy. Profit then by the chance offered; in a year more it WILL BE TOO LATE.


K. H.

London, April 27. To Mr. A. P. Sinnett, Editor Pioneer, Allahabad.

No image is available.


Context and background

Physical description of letter

The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. According to George Linton and Virginia Hanson,

KH script in blue ink on both sides of a small heavy card, 3" X 4 1/2" [7.7 X 11.4 cm]. The lettering is small.[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), 110.