File 5 - Correspondence, 1932.

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Correspondence, 1932.

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SCA94-GA64-1-5

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  • 1932 (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 1932 October 1 London, England To Maines, Minnie From Crocker, Florence Attachments Includes money order of 300 Christ cards for $7.02. Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 November 12 London, England To Maines, Minnie From Crocker, Florence Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 September 19 Chicago, Ill. To Pincock, Jenny From Abbott, James (National Spiritualist) Attachments Envelope, with stamps. Includes a news clipping from the National Spiritualist from September 1, 1932. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1932 June 9 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Austin, B.F. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 August 13 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Austin, B.F. Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Flyer for "The Latest Sensation in Spiritualism: Dr. Barton's Masterly Sermon From Spirit Realms: 'The Meaning of Spirit'." Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 December 10 Los Angeles, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Austin, B.F. Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs. Letter includes listing of occult books and prices down left hand side.
  • Date and Place from 1932 November 18 Coaticook, Que To Pincock, Jenny From Baldwin, Alice Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 April 11 Aurora, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Blochin, Anne E. Attachments Envelope, with stamp Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 January 14 New York, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Doelle, John A. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 August 30 South River, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Edwards, Ross Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs. Includes mention of Tom Wattie [guide to Tom Thomson]. Ross Edwards was an Algonquin Park ranger & is writing about Tea Lake & changes there.
  • Date and Place from 1932 October 26 Wheeling, England To Pincock, Jenny From Engstrom, R.V. Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1932 July 18 London, England To Pincock, Jenny From Foster, Stephen Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 January 27 Chicago, Ill. To Pincock, Jenny From Occult Book Mart Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from 1932 January 24 Ottawa, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Osborne, Henry Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 December 16 Toronto, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Ross, W.E. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 October 7 [?] To Pincock, Jenny From Skey, Agnes D.. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 December 12 Dinsmore, Sask. To Pincock, Jenny From Thrasher, Nellie Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 July 20 St. Catharines To Maines, Minnie And Fred From Jean Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from [1932?] September 9 Oakland, Calif. To Pincock, Jenny From Culman [?], Alice B. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 September 10 Chicago, Ill. To Pincock, Jenny From Abbott, James Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs Subject Re: copy of Trails of Truth
  • Date and Place from 1932 October 18 Kingston, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Saunders, R. H. Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 October 17 Toronto, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From [illegible] Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1932 November 1 Washington, D.C. To Pincock, Jenny From Hutchinson, B. Attachments Includes envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs

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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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