H.P Blavatsky and the SPR: An Examination of the Hodgson Report of 1885
Although, as it has been repeatedly pointed out, The SPR holds no corporate opinions, it has widely been regarded as responsible for endorsing the “Hodgson Report” (as we shall hereafter refer to the report as a whole) and hence as being on record as condemning Mme. Blavatsky. . .In this issue of our Journal, coming as it does almost exactly one hundred years after the publication of the Hodgson Report, we are happy, in the interests of truth and fair play, and to make amends for whatever offense we may have given, to publish here one such critical analysis by a handwriting expert. His expertise is of special relevance in this instance since much of the Hodgson Report concerns the authorship of certain letters which Hodgson claims were forged by Mme. Blavatsky herself. Dr. Vernon Harrison, a past President of the Royal Photographic Society, was, for ten years, Research Manager to Thomas De La Rue, printers of banknotes, passports and stamps, etc., so there is probably not much that he does not know about forgery. He is not a member of the Theosophical Society but he is a long-standing member of the SPR.
H.P Blavatsky and the SPR, Vernon Harrison, Theosophical University Press, 1997
Hardback. Octavo. Blue cloth binding. Like new. 78 pp.