Boris de Zirkoff was born in Russia in 1902 where he received his early education. After the revolution, he studied in various European universities, where he specialized in languages and the classics. Emigrating to the United States, he began working for eighteen years in literary, scholastic, and secretarial capacities. In 1925 he began compiling a uniform edition of H. P. Blavatsky’s Collected Writings which is published in 12 volumes. For many years he was editor ofTheosophia, an independent quarterly published in Los Angeles. In 1981, the year of his death, he was awarded the T. Subba Row medal by Radha Burnier, President of the Theosophical Society, for his outstanding contributions to Theosophical literature.