Displaying Mahatma Letters at Adyar
- Displaying Mahatma Letters at Adyar
The Mahatma Letters to A P Sinnett are housed at the British Museum in
London. They are very well preserved using the best preservation
techniques. Anyone who visits the British Museum can handle some of them
and see for themselves. Obviously the preservation technique used by the
British Museum permits handling of the letters without any damage or
detriment to the irreplaceable letters.
Everyone knows that many letters from the Mahatmas are at Adyar Archives.
Some of these letters which have already been published can be preserved
using the techniques adopted by the British Museum and be made available
for visitors to Adyar to see and handle them. This project is a laudable
one because most members from India cannot afford to travel to London and
see the Mahatma letters. Can we not help them see some of them at Adyar?
One wonders why none of the Presidents from CJ onwards did not think of
this possibility? There is no downside to it except for initial expense of
putting some of the letters through the preservation process used in the
Would it not be a good idea for the members of General Council who are
supposed to work towards the interests of TS members push for this project
and even consider financing it?
Just a thought from an ordinary member.
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