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Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna, 1831-1891 (Occultist and founder of theosophy)



Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91), Russian occultist, who with Henry Steel Olcott and William Quan Judge founded the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875 as a research and publishing institute. She published, among other works, The secret doctrine and The key to Theosophy. Blavatsky and Olcott moved the Society to India in 1875, the International Headquarters being eventually esablished in Madras.

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H.P. Blavatsky: Papers, Correspondence, and Newscuttings, 1872-1998

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPR/4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection includes papers of individuals involved in psychical research, collections of papers relating to specific cases of paranormal activity, papers relating to the administration of the Society and also research and medium files. The collections include correspondence, notes, diagrams, drawings, photographs, newspaper articles and printed pamphlets.Held on deposit from the Society for Psychical Research since 1990. PLEASE NOTE: Due to GDPR, material post-1932...
Dates: 1872-1998
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (