Mahatma Letter to Hübbe-Schleiden - LMW 2 No. 70

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Written by: Morya
Received by: Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden
Sent via: unknown 
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Received on: 1885
Other dates: unknown
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This letter is Letter No. 70 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Morya provides Dr. Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden with a certification of the authorship of The Secret Doctrine.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

If this can be of any use or help to Dr. Hübbe Schleiden – though I doubt it – I, the humble undersigned Fakir certify that the “Secret Doctrine” is dictated to Upasika partly by myself and partly by my Brother K.H.

M

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Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided this foreword to the Hübbe-Schleiden letters:

THE four letters which next follow were received by Dr. Hübbe Schleiden, one of the first members of the T.S. in Germany. I have copied them direct from the originals which are in Germany, and which were kindly loaned to me by Herr Driessen to whom they were left by Dr. Hübbe Schleiden. The first letter was received in the train, on August 1, 1884, as he and Colonel Olcott were travelling to Dresden. It is evident that the other letters were received after the issue by the Society for Psychical Research of their report charging H.P.B. with forging the script of the Masters.[2]

Physical description of letter

According to Mr. Jinarajadasa, the original of this letter was in the possession of Herr Driessen as of 1925. It is not known whether the document is still extant.

he image shown above was scanned from a 1934 publication where it was reproduced in color.[3] At the right is another page from that publication showing a transcription of the letter's text.

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Notes

  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 123, 127.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 123.
  3. Ernst Pleper, Ring-Verlag, Düsseldorf, Lindomannstr.