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Lizzie Arthur Russell Theosophical Memorial Trust
"If you put Theosophy in a man's heart he cannot go wrong."

Henry Erle Russell is not a name familiar to most theosophists but his bequest has had reverberations throughout the Theosophical Movement, and in particular in the annals of Edmonton Lodge. In early Spring 1972 Mr. Russell came to Edmonton, Alberta from Vancouver, British Columbia. He discovered from reading The Canadian Theosophist at the Centennial Library (central public library in Edmonton) that there was a group of Theosophists who gathered every week for the purpose of theosophical study. Unsuspecting of what lay ahead, the members accepted Mr. Russell, a mysterious man, with open arms. This is the story of Mr. Russell and the impact his bequest has had on the Theosophical Movement.