Jun 19, 1999 02:31 PM
by M K Ramadoss
In the announcement of the TH Webpage, I found the following:
The most important addition to the TH webpage is the long-awaited
uploading of a variety of full text materials to the page, including the
numbers of Theosophical History. We have also uploaded the first of what
we hope will be a vast library of original research material--in this case,
Blavatsky's Declaration of Intent to become a U.S. Citizen, and her
Naturalization papers. Soon to follow will the the complete court files of
H.P.B.'s litigation with Clementine Gerebko and of Col. Olcott's messy
divorce in late 1874.
What interested me was the mention of Olcott's divorce in 1874. I do not
know what is of historical or theosophical significance in the details of
the court proceedings.
Olcott himself had written about his being a man of the world before he was
introduced to theosophy. That being the case it would be interesting to
find out what is in the court proceedings that is of significance to day.
What next? Besan't divorce papers? Other theosophical leaders court papers?
A day may come when court papers of yours and mine would be on the webpages
somewhere in the cyberspace. Are we getting into "yellow" journalism? We
will have to wait and see.
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