Mahatma Letter to Holloway - MHM No. 27

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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. 27 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

Mr. A.P. Sinnett wrote of this period of time:

Towards the close of this we got a telegram from Mrs. Holloway at Elberfeld begging us to come on there after all. We did not feel at all disposed to do so under the circumstances and replied accordingly. Telegrams poured in upon us both from Mrs. Holloway and Mrs. Gebhard. We were assured they were acting by the Master's wish in begging us to come.[1]

The Coulomb "exposé" had occurred in India and some details of the scandal had been telegraphed to England and Europe.

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.

Publication history

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

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. A. P. Sinnett, The Early Days of Theosophy in Europe. 1922. p. 73.