Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 44

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Written by: Hilarion
Received by: Henry Steel Olcott
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: 13 June 1883
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Madras
Via: unknown

This is Letter No. 44 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Hilarion gives Colonel Olcott a message from Master Serapis to try earnestly to write a letter to Alfred Percy Sinnett on behalf of Master Koot Hoomi.[1]

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Envelope designed to be folded with message written inside.



Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

You are asked by Maha Sahib to put your whole soul in answer to A.P.S. from K.H. Upon this letter are hinged the fruits of the future. Let it be one that can be shown with honour to every one including Crookes. M.S. trusts you will not refuse him. Much depends upon it. Try, try — try! He says.

13/6/83 Hilarion



  • Crookes indicates physicist Sir William Crookes.
  • 13/6/83, the date 13 June 1883, may have been written as part of the message or later by Olcott.

Context and background

Mr. Jinarājadāsa commented:

Received June 13, 1883.[2]

Physical description of letter

The original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Mr. Jinarājadāsa provided this foreword on the series of letters numbered 28-45:

I have arranged the letters which follow, so far as possible, in the order in which they were received. On some, Colonel Olcott has made a memorandum of the date. For others, I have been able to get the date from his Diaries. There are a few, however, of which I am fairly certain as to the year, because of the first script of Master M. referred to already [see Morya:Writing style], but there is no indication anywhere as to the month. Some of the letters bear no signature.[3]

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 85.
  2. C. Jinarājadāsa, 85.
  3. C. Jinarājadāsa, 70.