File 4 - Correspondence, 1931.

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Correspondence, 1931.

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SCA94-GA64-1-4

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  • 1931 (Creation)
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    Maines Pincock Family

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Jenny O'Hara Pincock, Canadian spiritualist, author and musician, was born in Madoc, Hastings County, Ontario in 1890, where her great-grandfather had been a settler. She studied music at the Ontario Ladies' College in Whitby, Ont. (ca. 1908) and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (ca. 1912). On June 15, 1915 she married osteopath Robert Newton Pincock and moved with him to St. Catharines. Ont. where he maintained a practice. Newton Pincock died in 1928.

Jenny Pincock's sister Minnie O'Hara Maines, married Fred Maines in 1922. Fred Maines was educated at Victoria University, Toronto and was ordained to the ministry while serving with the YMCA overseas during the WWI. After the war he served as Boys' Work secretary for the Hamilton YMCA and as general secretary of the YMCA in Hamilton and Galt. He served during for five years with the YMCA War Services during WWII. He was minister of the Church of Divine Revelation in St. Catharine's, Ont. from 1930 to 1935. In 1935 he and Minnie moved to Kitchener, Ont. to pursue business interests. He died April 13, 1959.

In 1927, together with her sister Minnie and brother-in-law Rev. Fred J.T. Maines, Jenny Pincock began to organize seances with Mr. William Cartheuser, an American medium, in St. Catharines, Ontario. Notes were kept of these seances and much of that material appeared in published form in Pincock's Trails of Truth (Los Angeles: Austin Publishing Co., 1930). In 1930 they founded the Church of Divine Revelation in St. Catharines, Ont., with Fred Maines as ordained minister. In 1932 the Radiant Healing Centre was established. In 1935 Jenny Pincock ceased connection with William Cartheuser and with the Church of Divine Revelation. In 1937 she moved to Kitchener, Ont and in 1942 she purchased and moved to property formerly owned by her grandfather near Madoc. She died in 1948 or 1949.

A book of verse by Jenny Pincock entitled Hidden Springs was published posthumously (Privately printed, 1950) with an introduction by E.J. Pratt.

The Pincock/O'Hara/Maines circle of friends was wide, and included E.J. Pratt and his wife, Viola Whitney Pratt; B.F. Austin, the noted Canadian spiritualist; the widow of Sir Charles G.D. Roberts; Phoebe Watson; William Arthur Deacon; W.W.E. Ross; Mildred Ghent, wife of Toronto Telegram writer, Percy Ghent, and many others interested in spiritualism in Canada and elsewhere.

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  • Date and Place from 1931 September 13 Woodstock, Ont. To Maines, Minnie From Hart, Thomas P. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 April 17 Windsor, Ont. To Maines, Minnie From LeCocq., Wm. L. Attachments Envelope, with stamps Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 December 8 Grand Rapids, Mich. To Maines, Minnie From Sprague, E.W. Attachments Envelope, no stamp Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 22 San Antonio, Texas To Maines, Minnie From Thind, Dr. Bhagat Singh Attachments Attached is a circular with portrait of Baghat Singh Thind. Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 18 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Austin, B.F. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 26 Coaticook, Que. To Pincock, Jenny From Baldwin, Eugene O. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 September 25 Coaticook, Que To Pincock, Jenny From Eugene O. Baldwin Attachments Envelope, with ripped stamp Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 December 10 Coaticook, Que To Pincock, Jenny From Baldwin, Alice and Eugene Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 April 7 Westmount, Canada To Pincock, Jenny From Bell, George T. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 September 10 Kokomo, Ind. To Pincock, Jenny From Blacklidge, W.E. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 October 22 Kokomo, Ind. To Pincock, Jenny From Blacklidge, W.E. Attachments Includes ms. note by J. Pincock. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 May 10 Coldwater, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Blomfield, Janey Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 13 Broadway, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Carter, F.M. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 March 9 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Crossley Publishing Co. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 April 6 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Crossley Publishing Co. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 8 Regina, Sask. To Pincock, Jenny From Cruickshank, Alicia Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 18 Regina, Sask. To Pincock, Jenny From Cruickshank, Alicia Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 11 Muskogee, Oklahoma To Pincock, Jenny From Dawson, Charles W. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 December 14 New York, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Doelle, John A. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 17 Calgary, Alb To Pincock, Jenny From Ferguson, Pearl Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 March 6 To Pincock, Jenny From Forrester, Margaret Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 May 2 Whitewater, Wis. To Pincock, Jenny From Grimshaw, T. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 19 Connecticut, USA To Pincock, Jenny From LaClair, Barbara Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from [1931] Hollywood, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Lampina, Rex Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 May 25 Haileybury, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From McConnell, R.A.A. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 June 19 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From MacNaughton, A. Cameron Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 October 6 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Maines, Minnie Attachments Envelope, with stamp Notes ALs. Includes a message from John Barry Anderson
  • Date and Place from 1931 December 30 Greenfield, Mass To Pincock, Jenny From Minot, Elizabeth Attachments Includes an additional note. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 December 19 Chicago, U.S.A To Pincock, Jenny From Occult Book Mart Attachments Includes a copy of The Occult Digest volume 7, number 12; December 1931 Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 7 Farnborough, Kent. To Pincock, Jenny From Owen, Irene (per G. Vale Owen). Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 16 London, England. To Pincock, Jenny From Price, Harry Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 12 St. Catharines, Ont To Pincock, Jenny From Falcon Printery Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes TLs. Recieved payment notice.
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 4 Merritton, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Rutherford, Marion E.L. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 17 To Pincock, Jenny From Florizel von Reuter Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 March 14 Wiefenburg, Mark To Pincock, Jenny From Reuter, Florizel von Attachments Includes promotional leaflet with portrait of Florizel Von Reuter playing the violin. Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 June 21 Washington, D.C. To Pincock, Jenny From Woodhouse, Jennie and Fred Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 December 28 St. Catharines, Ont. To Blacklidge, W.E. From Pincock, Jenny Notes TL carbon, answers to questions of letter of Oct. 22, 1931.
  • Date and Place from 1931 June 17 St. Catharines, Ont To McConnell, R.A.A. From Pincock, Jenny Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 13 Cassadaga, Florida To Tucker, Mrs. From Humphrey, Esther Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 September 15 Lake Pleasant, Mass. To Pincock, Jenny From Blinn, Albert P.. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 16 London, England To Pincock, Jenny From Hannen Swaffer [London, England] Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 October 8 Montreal, Que To Killough, R.D.L. From Pincock, Jenny Attachments Attached is a list of questions, several pages long, about locating money and treasure near his home in Texas. The letter from Jenny Pincock is a draft; also attached is a second draft letter dated Nov. 10, 1931. Both concern a seance with Cartheuser to anser the questions. R.D.L. Killough is part of the law firm Killough and Dotson, Vernon, Texas. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 19 New York, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Gilbreath, Dow. E. Notes TLs. Subject RE: review copies of Trails of truth.
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 21 Jamaica, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Hartmann, Wm. C. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1930 January 30 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Jacquelin, Bernice H. (Secretary) Notes ALs Subject Re: copy of Trails of Truth
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 16 Kingston, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Donaldson, Eugeine Attachments Envelope, no stamp. Notes ALs: notes on a sitting with Wm. Cartheuser
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 13 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Cleland, S. Attachments Includes envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 15 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Blain, J.C. Notes ALs: 1 of 5 letters regarding property on Church St.
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 22 Lily Dale, N.Y. To Blain, F. C. From Pincock, Jenny Notes ALs: 2 of 5 letters regarding property on Church St.
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 25 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Blain, J.C. Notes ALs: 3 of 5 letters regarding property on Church St.
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 27 Lily Dale, N.Y. To Blain, F. C. From Pincock, Jenny Notes ALs: (copy) 4 of 5 letters regarding property on Church St.
  • Date and Place from 1931 August 29 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Blain, J.C. Notes ALs: 5 of 5 letters regarding property on Church St.
  • Date and Place from 1931 January 7 St. Catharines, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Knight, Henry Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1931 June 6 London, E. C. To Pincock, Jenny From Hutchinson & Co., LTD Notes PC
  • Date and Place from 1931 February 6 Los Angeles, Calif To Pincock, Jenny From Austin, B.F. Notes ALs. Includes an additional un Dated letter from Austin to J. Pincock.

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Donated by Mrs. Colleen Gildner to the Library in 1985 through the efforts of Dr. Stan McMullin (St. Paul's College) and Stuart MacKinnon (Dana Porter Library).

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