Elsa-Brita Titchenell (née Bergqvist) was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1915. She attend­ed French schools in Stockholm and in the then international city of Shanghai, China, before completing her formal ed­ucation in England. In 1937 she joined the staff of the Royal Swedish Legation and Consulate General in Shanghai where, during World War II and the Japa­nese occupation, she worked to ameliorate conditions of allied internees.

In 1948 she immigrated into the ­United States to serve at the International Head­quarters of the Theosophical Society, now located in Pasadena. For eight years she was also on the administrative staff of California Institute of Technology, retiring from its Department of Astro-physics in 1980. Elsa-Brita Titchenell was Associate Editor of Sunrise magazine from 1989 until her death in 2002.

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