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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 677

Bacstrom, Sigismund. Copy of the Admission of Sigismund Bacstrom into the Fraternity of Rosicrucians by the Comte de Chazal, transcribed by Frederick Hockley, 1839.

Copy of the admission of Dr. Sigismund Bacstrom into the fraternity of the Rosicrucians by the Comte de Chazal, in the French colony of Mauritius in 1794. It contains the original pledges made by Bacstrom. The volume is handwritten and illustrated by Frederick Hockley, a well-known Rosicrucian.

Dates

  • 1839.

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Extent

1 Volumes

This volume is a copy of the admission of Dr. Sigismund Bacstrom into the fraternity of the Rosicrucians by the Comte de Chazal, in the French colony of Mauritius in 1794. It contains the original pledges made by Bacstrom. The volume is handwritten and illustrated by Frederick Hockley, a well-known Rosicrucian.

Biographical / Historical

Sigismund Bacstrom (c. 1750-1805), born in Scandinavia, was a physician, alchemist, and Rosicrucian. He was initiated into the Societas Rosae Crucis by Comte Louis de Chazal, an occultist and alchemist who Bacstrom met on the island of Mauritius during his travels as a ship's surgeon. This meeting led to Bacstrom's interest in alchemy, and he began to study it seriously, eventually translating many works on alchemy into English. Bacstrom is the author of Bacstrom's Alchemical Anthology.
Title
Bacstrom, Sigismund. Copy of the Admission of Sigismund Bacstrom into the Fraternity of Rosicrucians by the Comte de Chazal, transcribed by Frederick Hockley, 1839: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00677

Repository Details

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