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Jennings, Hargrave
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Jennings, Hargrave, * 1817 (London)?, † 11 Mar 1890 (London)

Writer on Buddhism, Rosicrucians, Phallicism. Jennings is the sole source of biographical information on himself. He states that his family circumstances were ‘not poor, though not overwhelmingly rich’. He grew up in the West End of London, and in 1854 was living in Harewood Square, Regent's Park. He may have worked as secretary to an opera company manager. He had a brother who lived at Ambassador's Court, St. James's Palace; Jennings himself used this address in later life, and died there.

At the age of fifteen, Jennings co…

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Godwin, Joscelyn, “Jennings, Hargrave”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_180>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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