Henry Rhodes Morgan

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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 the Founders. And defended H. P. Blavatsky during the controversy started by the Coulomb conspiracy.

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 Col. Olcott stayed for a short vacation in the benign climate of the Nilgiri Hills, staying at their residence.

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.

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.[1]

Notes

  1. 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.