Your letter dated February 17, 1960, with its enclosures, has been received, and the interest which prompted your communication is indeed appreciated.
Enclosed are a copy of correspondent’s communication and a copy of the letter she received from her cousin in England. Correspondent also enclosed a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
NOTE TO WASHINGTON FIELD CONTINUED
Correspondent’s husband [redacted] was the subject of an Atomic Energy Act – Applicant investigation in 1950 and a European Recovery Program investigation in 1951. No derogatory information was developed. (Washington Field file 116-55888)(116-197536; 124-7295)
Correspondent has reference to L. Ron Hubbard who is associated with a number of organizations apparently having their headquarters at 1812 19th Street, Northwest, Washington, D. C. Among these organizations are Hubbard Association of Scientologists International, Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation and the Academy of Scientology. His organizations allegedly advance a new method of curing mental illness known as “Dianetics.” The April 24, 1951, issue of the “Times-Herald,” Washington, D. C., revealed that Hubbard*s wife charged in a divorce suit that he was “hopelessly insane” and had subjected her to “scientific torture experiments.” According to the article, “competent medical advisors recommended that Hubbard be committed to a private sanitarium for psychiatric observation and treatment of his mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia.” The Bureau has received numerous inquiries concerning Hubbard and his organizations. (62-94080)
NOTE ON YELLOW :
Correspondent inquired if the Bureau could furnish any information concerning Ron Hubbard which she could send
to her cousin in England. Correspondent enclosed a letter from her cousin which indicated Hubbard has a branch of his organization in England. Hubbard’s books and pamphlets are allegedly not comprehensible and appear to be a mixture of communism, Nazism and other unpleasant things and she believes Hubbard’s organization may be communist. The cousin requested the correspondent to obtain some information concerning Hubbard and his organization. The correspondent requested the return of her cousin’s letter. No dissemination of correspondent’s letter and its enclosure is being made to the Legal Attache, London, and to English authorities since data concerning Hubbard and his activities was furnished to Stott on 4-5-57 pursuant to a request from Stott.
Self-addressed, stamped envelope furnished by correspondent being used in reply.
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