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Periodical: Mercury (San Francisco)

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A Theosophic Journal for Children and Young People / Devoted to the Study of Theosophy, Oriental Philosophy, the Occult Sciences and the Brotherhood of Man / A Theosophical Magazine / Official Organ of the American Section T. S.
1894--1899 Monthly
San Francisco, CA. Publisher: Mercury Print. Editor: William John Walters, Edith Sears, Marie A. Walsh. Succeeded by: The Theosophic Messenger
Corporate author: Official Organ of the American Section T.S.1/1, July 1894-August 1899. $1.00 a year, 12-42 pp.

This was originally a magazine for children of Theosophists put out by Walters, who was the leader of the Lotus Circle in San Francisco, but after the sundering of the Theosophical Society it was transformed into the journal of the new American Section of the (Adyar) T.S., of which Walters was the first chairman. Noted in Miscellaneous Notes and Queries, 1896, in "List of Advance Thought Publications" in the Metaphysical Magazine, December 1899, 384. The journal is also noted in The Life, 1907, although it had long ceased to appear by that date. Walters went on to edit The Theosophic Messenger, which succeeded this journal, and another children’s journal, The Golden Chain, which was mentioned in Notes and Queries, 1900. Walsh was a Theosophist, novelist and reformer who also wrote for The World’s Advance Thought and for The Path. Paul Tyner, Alexander Fullerton, and, of course, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, contributed to the journal. In its later issues the journal carried a directory of branches adhering to the American Section, and also extensive book reviews and "Friends of Our Movement" (biographies, with photographs, of notable American Theosophists). Table of contents in Rutgers University; ZDB: Gottingen SuUB.

These items are, in part, a donation to IAPSOP made by the Portland, Oregon lodge of the Theosophical Society, and, im part, a donation to IAPSOP made by the Theosophical Society in America, in Wheaton, Illinois.

Issues:Mercury V1 Index 1894-5
Mercury V1 N01 1894 Jul
Mercury V1 N02 1894 Aug
Mercury V1 N03 1894 Sep
Mercury V1 N04 1894 Oct
Mercury V1 N05 1894 Nov
Mercury V1 N06 1894 Dec
Mercury V1 N07 1895 Jan
Mercury V1 N08 1895 Feb
Mercury V1 N09 1895 Mar
Mercury V1 N10 1895 Apr
Mercury V1 N11-12 1895 May-jun
Mercury V2 Index 1895-6
Mercury V2 N01 1895 Aug
Mercury V2 N02 1895 Sep
Mercury V2 N03 1895 Oct
Mercury V2 N04 1895 Nov
Mercury V2 N05 1895 Dec
Mercury V2 N06 1896 Jan
Mercury V2 N07 1896 Feb
Mercury V2 N08 1896 Mar
Mercury V2 N09 1896 Apr
Mercury V2 N10 1896 May
Mercury V2 N11-12 1896 Jun-jul
Mercury V3 Index 1896-7
Mercury V3 N10 1897 Jun
Mercury V3 N11 1897 Jul
Mercury V3 N12 1897 Aug
Mercury V3 N1 1896 Aug
Mercury V3 N2 1896 Oct
Mercury V3 N3 1896 Nov
Mercury V3 N4 1896 Dec
Mercury V3 N5 1897 Jan
Mercury V3 N6 1897 Feb
Mercury V3 N7 1897 Mar
Mercury V3 N8 1897 Apr
Mercury V3 N9 1897 May
Mercury V4 Index 1897-8
Mercury V4 N01 1897 Sep
Mercury V4 N02 1897 Oct
Mercury V4 N03 1897 Nov
Mercury V4 N04 1897 Dec
Mercury V4 N05 1898 Jan
Mercury V4 N06 1898 Feb
Mercury V4 N07 1898 Mar
Mercury V4 N08 1898 Apr
Mercury V4 N09 1898 May
Mercury V4 N10 1898 Jun
Mercury V4 N11 1898 Jul
Mercury V4 N12 1898 Aug
Mercury V5 Index 1898-9
Mercury V5 N01 1898 Sep
Mercury V5 N01 1898 Sep Alt
Mercury V5 N02 1898 Oct
Mercury V5 N03 1898 Nov
Mercury V5 N04 1898 Dec
Mercury V5 N05 1899 Jan
Mercury V5 N06 1899 Feb
Mercury V5 N07 1899 Mar
Mercury V5 N08 1899 Apr
Mercury V5 N09 1899 May
Mercury V5 N10 1899 Jun
Mercury V5 N11 1899 Jul
Mercury V5 N12 1899 Aug

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