[In her Scrapbook, Vol. IV, p. 125, H.P.B. pasted a cutting from the New York World of April 4, 1874, entitled “Incremation.” It is most likely that the following remarks written by her in red pencil (much faded) were made at a later period, probably about the end of 1877:]
A PAGE FAR BACK—H. S. Olcott’s idea on “Cremation” so far back as 1874; which proves that the cremation of the Baron was not due to theosophical ideas alone.