Peter Davidson in 1892

The alienation of Peter Davidson and his family from Thomas H. Burgoyne and the entire governing body of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor is documented in Letters to the Sage, but not explained. As president, Thomas Moore Johnson investigated issues involving Burgoyne’s birth name during which all members were told to avoid contact with both Davidson and Burgoyne until further notice. When further notice came, Burgoyne was reinstated as secretary of the order and Davidson was never mentioned again in the Johnson letters. There may be an oblique and confused reference by Alexander Wilder who warned Johnson not to get involved in a proposed Theosophical colony in Florida. This article about Davidson in Georgia suggests why the US HBL leaders parted ways with him. (Tensions between Christian and Neopagan approaches to esotericism.)