[ANNIE BESANT AND THE ESOTERIC SECTION]
[The following two documents are in the Archives of the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Madras, India. The first one is in the handwriting of G.R.S. Mead and is signed by H.P.B. To the left of her signature appears the undeciphered hieroglyphic which is reproduced in facsimile. The acknowledgment below is in the handwriting of William Quan Judge.]
Strictly Private, Theosophical Society,
E.S. 19, Avenue Road,
London, N.W., March 31, 1891.
I hereby appoint Mrs. Annie Besant (Councillor of the E.S.) to be my agent and representative during her visit to the U.S.
She is directed to call together Lodges and Groups of the E.S. whenever practicable and to explain such matters as are necessary.
Bro. W. Q. Judge is requested to give Mrs. Besant all the aid necessary for this undertaking.
H. P. BLAVATSKY . . .
Head of the E.S.
Read and Recorded April 11/91,
WILLIAM QUAN JUDGE
[The second document is in the handwriting of H.P.B. and is acknowledged in the hand of W.Q. Judge.]
O R D E R
I hereby appoint in the name of the MASTER, Annie Besant Chief Secretary of the Inner Group of the Esoteric Section & Recorder of the Teachings.
H. P. B. . . .
To Annie Besant, C.S. of the I.G. of the E.S. & R. of the T.
April 1, 1891.
Read and Recorded April 11/91.
William Q. Judge,