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[In H.P.B.’s Scrapbook, Vol. I, pp. 143-154, there are a number of cuttings from various papers in connection with the burial of Baron de Palm which took place May 28, 1876. This ceremony and the subsequent cremation of the body are fully described by Col. Olcott in his Old Diary Leaves, Vol. I, pp. 147-184.
There is in the Scrapbook, Vol. I, p. 154, a much faded photograph of the Baron; on both sides of the picture, H.P.B. wrote in pen and ink as follows:]

Baron
Henry
de Palm
“Principally
famous as
a corpse”
Buried May
28, 1876
Joseph
Louis
Member
and Fellow
of theTheos. Society
Cremated
December 6,
76

[In connection with an exaggerated newspaper account of the Baron’s alleged estate, H.P.B. marked certain passages in blue pencil and wrote:]

The Society paid for the funeral.

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