Mahatma Letter No. 19

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: July 6-11, 1881 See below.
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Bombay, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 19 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 121 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Cover sheet

Received at Bombay on return to India in July 1881.



Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Thanks. The little things prove very useful, and I gratefully acknowledge them. You ought to go to Simla. TRY. I confess to a weakness on my part to see you do so. We must patiently await the results, as I told you of the Book. The blanks are provoking and "tantalizing" but we cannot go against the inevitable. And as it is always good to mend an error I already did so by presenting the Occult World to the C----'s notice. Patience, patience.

Yours, ever

K. H.



Context and background

This letter was in connection with the establishment of the Simla branch of the Theosophical Society. H. P. Blavatsky had been invited by the Humes to be there and the Mahatma seems concerned that A. P. Sinnett also should be present. On p. 156 of The Occult World, Sinnett comments that he went to Simla in August 1881 in connection with this undertaking.

Physical description of letter

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

On a single sheet of rippled white paper, in blue ink. The sheet is about 4" X 6" [10.2 X 15.2 cm] in size, folded note style. The capital "P" in "Patience" near the end of the letter is heavy, and the ink has blotted near the top of the sheet where the paper was folded.[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), 64.