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Ransom, Josephine Maria

(née Davies), (1879-1960). Theosophical historian who served as General Secretary of three different sections of the Theosophical Society (TS). Ransom was born on March 22, 1879, in Armidale, Australia. She joined the TS on November 23, 1897. Ransom was General Secretary of the TS Australian Section, 1924-5; South African Section, 1926-27; and English Section 1933-36. She worked with Annie Besant in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and founded the British and India Society. Ransom was nominated Vice-President of the TS in 1960, but did not formally take office as she was badly injured in a vehicle accident in London and died December 2, 1960.

Publications include:

Schools of Tomorrow; Indian Tales of Love and Beauty; Irish Tales; Madame Blavatsky as Occultist; Studies in the Secret Doctrine; The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Book of the Theosophical Society; A Short History of the Theosophical Society.

P.S.H.

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