Blavatsky's Matara tobacco
Jul 17, 2009 04:08 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
>From the Collected Writings we get...
"H. P. B. AT HER DESK, 17, LANSDOWNE ROAD, LONDON
This picture was taken one morning in the Fall of 1887, just as she was about to begin her day's work. The sheet of paper in front of her is part of the MSS of The Secret Doctrine, other sheets lying about. Her famous Matara tobacco basket is just beyond her hand. The pen she holds is an American gold pen given to her by a New York Theosophist and made by John Foley. This likeness was originally published in The Path, New York, Vol. VII, May, 1892, p. 39."
Tobacco and women in 19th century
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