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Leadbeater's birth year in THEOSOPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

Jul 21, 2007 10:22 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Dr. Robert S. Ellwood in the 2006 THEOSOPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (p. 367)
writes as follows:

According to conventional accounts, Leadbeater's birth,
at Stockport, in the English county of Cheshire, was on
February 17, 1847.  However, as The Rev. Hugh Shearman
stated in "Charles Webster Leadbeater, A Biography" (1980),
"Charles Webster Leadbeater was born on February 16, 1854,
at Stockport, Cheshire, England and this is the date given
in his birth certificate. For some unknown reason his birth
date was later frequently given as February 17, 1847, and that
date appeared on his passport." (p.2)  Gregory Tillett, in
his biography, "The Elder Brother" (1982), presents a reproduction
of this birth certificate....


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