Mahatma Letter No. 106

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: February 1883 - see below
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Allahabad, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 106 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 103 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Cover sheet

Mr. Sinnett. Received Simla, 1881.

NOTE - This may belong to Letter 26 (Barker 102)



Cover sheet

CIII Rec'd on journey to Europe - spring 1881 - in Europe and on return



  • Barker's handwriting?

Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Received Allahabad, 1880-81.

To accomplish a plan like the one in hand many agencies must be employed and failure in any one direction jeopardises the results tho' it may not defeat it. We have had various checks and may have more. But observe: first — that two points are auspicious — thanks to kind Providence; Allen has become friendly, and a friend of yours (I believe) is Resident at Kashmir. And second that until the Maharajah of Kashmir — the prince first on the



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programme — has been sounded the vital point will not have been touched. He — the first as I say on the programme has been left to the last! Not much was expected from others and thus far each of the others who has been approached has failed to respond. Why do not the chelas (?) do as they are told? If chelas neglect orders, and strained sense of delicacy interferes, how without miracle can results be expected! I have telegraphed you to await Olcott's coming because it is best that you should work together at Calcutta to try and set things in motion. One word from you to the Resident would have been



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sufficient — but you are proud as all your race. Olcott will be at Calcutta about the 20th. Do not listen to the old woman — she becomes weak-headed when left to herself. But M. will take her in hand.


K. H.



Context and background

Physical description of letter

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

KH script in blue pencil on a single folded sheet of canary yellow paper.[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), 173.