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'''Major-General Henry Rhodes Morgan''' was an early Anglo-Indian member of the [[Theosophical Society]], who had retired from the British Army. He and his wife were staunch friends of [[Founders#"The Founders"|the Founders]]. And defended [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]] during the controversy started by the [[Hodgson Report#Coulomb_affair|Coulomb conspiracy]].
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'''Major-General Henry Rhodes Morgan''' was an early Anglo-Indian member of the [[Theosophical Society]], who had retired from the British Army. He and his wife were staunch friends of [[Founders#"The Founders"|the Founders]] and defended [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]] during the controversy started by the [[Hodgson Report#Coulomb_affair|Coulomb conspiracy]]. <b>NOTE: The 1938 ''Theosophical Yearbook'' lists the general under the name Rhodes E. Morgan.</b>
  
The Major-General and Mrs. Morgan lived at Ootacamund, the hill-station of Madras where he was the President of the local branch of the Theosophical Society. In the summer of 1883 Mme. Blavatsky and [[Henry Steel Olcott|Col. Olcott]] stayed for a short vacation in the benign climate of the Nilgiri Hills, staying at their residence.
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== Personal life and career ==
  
He worked for the English Government in India as a Forest Officer and Inspector and wrote a book entitled ''Forestry in Southern India'' encouraging forest conservation.
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The Major-General and Mrs. Morgan lived at Ootacamund, a hill station where he was one of the first English settlers in 1845. He worked for the English Government in India as a Forest Officer and Inspector and wrote a book entitled ''Forestry in Southern India'' encouraging forest conservation. Mrs. E. H. Morgan "studied scientific agriculture and was responsible for introduction into Ooctacamund of Australian Eucalyptus, Assam tea plant, and to a great extent the cinchona."<ref>"Morgan, Mrs. E. H.," 'The Theosophical Year Book, 1938''. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 202.</ref> The couple had eight children, of whom only three survived to 1938.<ref>"Morgan, Gen. Rhodes E.," 'The Theosophical Year Book, 1938''. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 202.</ref>
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== Theosophical Society involvement ==
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In the summer of 1883 Mme. Blavatsky and [[Henry Steel Olcott|Col. Olcott]] stayed with the Morgans for a short vacation in the benign climate of the Nilgiri Hills. Agriculture was an interest that Col. Olcott held in common with the Morgans.
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The general was the President of the local Doddabeta Theosophical Society.  
  
 
== Writings ==
 
== Writings ==

Revision as of 16:41, 31 January 2016

General Morgan

Major-General Henry Rhodes Morgan was an early Anglo-Indian member of the Theosophical Society, who had retired from the British Army. He and his wife were staunch friends of the Founders and defended H. P. Blavatsky during the controversy started by the Coulomb conspiracy. NOTE: The 1938 Theosophical Yearbook lists the general under the name Rhodes E. Morgan.

Personal life and career

The Major-General and Mrs. Morgan lived at Ootacamund, a hill station where he was one of the first English settlers in 1845. He worked for the English Government in India as a Forest Officer and Inspector and wrote a book entitled Forestry in Southern India encouraging forest conservation. Mrs. E. H. Morgan "studied scientific agriculture and was responsible for introduction into Ooctacamund of Australian Eucalyptus, Assam tea plant, and to a great extent the cinchona."[1] The couple had eight children, of whom only three survived to 1938.[2]

Theosophical Society involvement

In the summer of 1883 Mme. Blavatsky and Col. Olcott stayed with the Morgans for a short vacation in the benign climate of the Nilgiri Hills. Agriculture was an interest that Col. Olcott held in common with the Morgans.

The general was the President of the local Doddabeta Theosophical Society.

Writings

  • Forestry in Southern India.
  • Reply to a Report of an Examination by J. D. B. Gribble. 2nd ed. Ootacamund: Observer's Press, 1884. 21 pages. The British Library has two copies.[3]

Notes

  1. "Morgan, Mrs. E. H.," 'The Theosophical Year Book, 1938. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 202.
  2. "Morgan, Gen. Rhodes E.," 'The Theosophical Year Book, 1938. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 202.
  3. Boris de Zirkoff letter to British Museum Department of Printed Books (predecessor to British Library). July 16, 1955. Boris de Zirkoff Papers. Records Series 22. Theosophical Society in America Archives.