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Re: Alexis on Dr. Elliot Coues

Jun 30, 1996 00:19 AM
by alexis dolgorukii

At 10:37 PM 6/29/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Alexis writes:
>>Alan and Chuck: We are dealing with two different "Coues", the one WQJ was
>so excercised about was Dr. Elliot Coues, who was one of the original group
>that established the Theosophical society in 1875 but who, for personal
>reasons (Primarily thwarted ambitions), became a very great enemy of the
>society (lawsuits etc,). Emile Coues, the Frenchman, was the one who did
>"day by day, I am getting better and better".
>You are half way right, Alexis.  BUT, as far as I know,  Elliot Coues was NOT
> involved in the founding of the T.S. in 1875.  I believe that Dr. Coues
>first met
> HPB and Olcott in Europe in the summer of 1884.
>That'll take about 30 minutes to check. I will do so and let you know
exactly what the story was.


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