Mahatma Letter to Holloway - MHM No. 30

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Laura C. Holloway
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: end of September 1884
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Elberfeld, Germany
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 30 in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas. Mahatma Koot Hoomi tells Laura C. Holloway to send for A. P. Sinnett and his wife Patience to come to the Elberfeld, Germany home of the Gebhard family for a consultation.

Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Better send for Mr. and Mrs. Sinnett as soon as you can. A general consultation is necessary. His [Sinnett's] own reputation is at stake [in this Coulomb expose in India]. I will make his visit harmless. He is a changed man.




Context and background

Concerning this letter from the Master, Mrs. Holloway wrote:

This letter was addressed 'to L.C.H.' --- 'Read this and show it to no one. K.H.' It was on two pages. . . .

I disobeyed this instruction, and instead of doing as directed I went to Madame Blavatsky's room, handed her the letter and told her I declined to receive from Mr. Sinnett any letter, or to speak to him again on the subject of the Masters or their letters.

She made no reply, and I left her presence. The next morning when I went downstairs prepared to start on my journey [for London], I was amazed to learn that Madame Blavatsky was going with us. A maid was hurriedly packing her boxes, and Mrs. Gebhard told me she could not prevail upon her to wait and come back with the Sinnetts. It was impossible to do more than complete my own preparations --- then to take leave of my host and hostess, and Mr. Sinnett, and to depart with Rudolph [Gebhard] and Madame Blavatsky for Cologne. . . . " (From an unpublished autobiographical manuscript by Mrs. Holloway.)[1]

Physical description of letter

The location of the original of this letter is unknown. The transcription published in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas is from a copy in the personal library of compiler Daniel H. Caldwell. Mrs. Holloway described it as being written on two pages.

Publication history

This letter was was never published before its inclusion in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas.

Commentary about this letter

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  1. From an unpublished autobiographical manuscript by Mrs. Holloway, per Daniel H. Caldwell.