Henry Olcott

Henry Steel Olcott (1832 - 1907)

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Henry Steel Olcott
Born in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, USAmap
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Husband of — married in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died in Adyar, Madras, Indiamap
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Categories: Orange, New Jersey | American Notables.


Henry Olcott is Notable.

Henry Steel Olcott was notable for being the co-founder and first President of the Theosophical Society, and was the first well-known American of European ancestry to convert to Buddhism.


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCB6-YKQ : 12 April 2016), Henry Olcott in household of Henry Olcott, New York City, ward 15, New York, New York, United States; citing family 1432, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNT-VVZJ : 16 March 2018), Henry S Alcott, 26 Apr 1858; citing Passport Application, , source certificate #, Passport Applications, 1795-1905., 69, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Henry Steel Olcott
Henry Steel Olcott

Annie Besant, Henry Steel Olcott, and William Quan Judge
Annie Besant, Henry Steel Olcott, and William Quan Judge

Blavatsky and Olcott
Blavatsky and Olcott


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