Yet John Algeo, who was at the time the international vice-president of the AdyarTheosophical Society, adopted the Solovyov documents as “true” or “probablytrue”. In doing this, Mr. Algeo preferred not to take into consideration the centralfact that Solovyov was a well-known slanderer and an outstanding public enemy of the Theosophical movement and of HPB’s, personally. For some reason, Mr.Algeo also ignored the fact that there are no indications suggesting that these textsmight be authentic.No theosophical historian gives credit to Solovyov. His many accusations againstHPB are utterly false, as
demonstrates in her admirable book
HPB, The Extraordinary Life & Influence of Helena Blavatsky.
In another important book –
Blavatsky and Her Teachers
– the English writer
Jean Overton Fuller
reports that Solovyov forged and published several letters,which he ascribed to HPB. In one of them, Solovyov makes HPB “confess” she“invented” the whole idea of the Masters.
More information about Mr. Solovyov’s false charges against HPB can be seen ina third well-known biography of the Old Lady,
When Daylight Comes
There we read - p. 193 - that Solovyov played the role of “amuckracking journalist looking for a good story at any cost to truth”.
On the same page 193, Howard Murphet quotes
Henry S. Olcott
, the president-founder of the Theosophical Society. According to
, the fact that Solovyov’stexts against HPB were published only after her death,
“made it safe forhim to tell his falsehoods about her, shows him to be as heartless andcontemptible, though fifty times more talented, than the Coulombs”. 
Unfortunately, Mr. John Algeo, who seemed to be a careful linguist and scholar,failed to leave these letters unpublished. And he failed even to mention that Mr.Solovyov, sole source of these texts, was one of the bitterest enemies of HPB andof the theosophical movement in all times, and most likely
these letters,completely or in part. On the contrary, Mr. Algeo seems to implicitly indicate tothe reader that the letters are authentic. The very name of the
appearing on the volume, and the fact that it is
published aspart of the
give even more weight to the falseimpression that these letters should be taken as authentic.Most of these letters “obtained” and “arranged” by Mr. Solovyov are addressed toMr. A. N. Aksakoff. Besides the letters commented below, other letters included inMr. Algeo’s volume were obtained exclusively from Mr. Solovyov’s “work”.
Among the false texts published as authentic are letters 7, 11, 12, 17, 33, 37,45, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 69, 70, 72, 76, 85, 90 and 94