File 6 - Correspondence, 1933.

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Correspondence, 1933.

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SCA94-GA64-1-6

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  • 1933 (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 1933 December 2 Los Angeles, Calif. To Maines, Minnie From Austin, Alma H. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from [1933?] [?] To Pincock, Jenny From "Uncle [?] and Aunt Alice" Notes ACs. A small card with a note.
  • Date and Place from 1933 November 8 Aurora, Ont To Pincock, Jenny From Blochin, Anne Elizabeth Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 November 30 Aurora, Ont To Pincock, Jenny From Blochin, Anne Elizabeth Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 May 15 Corpus Christi, Texas To Pincock, Jenny From Dawson, Charles W. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 June 25 To Pincock, Jenny From Charles W. Dawson Notes ALs. Miss Jones, possibly secretary at Lily Dale[?]
  • Date and Place from 1933 November 9 Corpus Christi, Texas To Pincock, Jenny From Dawson, Charles Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 May 9 Newton, Mass To Pincock, Jenny From Drake, Laura B. Notes ALs. Letter included a one dollar membership fee to The Radiant Healing Center.
  • Date and Place from 1933 September 11 Fossmill, Ont To Pincock, Jenny From Edwards, Ross Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 July 17 Wynnewood, P.A. To Pincock, Jenny From Harding, Frederic Notes TLs
  • Date and Place from [1933?] July 23 Baltimore, MD. To Pincock, Jenny From Mother Hilgartner Attachments Includes another letter to "My dear all", possibly on the same Date. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 November 13 Dinsmore, Sask. To Pincock, Jenny From Thrasher, Nellie Attachments Envelope, with stamp Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 November 26 Connecticut, U.S.A. To Pincock, Jenny From Perry, Marie Ozilda Attachments Includes news paper clipping, advertising Marie Ozilda Perry as a Spiritualist. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 July 31 Toronto, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Ross, W.E. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 October 12 Buffalo, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Roth, Emma E. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 October 3 Buffalo, N.Y. To Pincock, Jenny From Roth, Emma E. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 November 27 [New York?] To Pincock, Jenny From Tack, George D. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 October 6 McDonald, Penna. To Pincock, Jenny From Tillinghast, Mrs. Barrett D. Notes ALs. Letter enclosed $1 for membership in the Radiant Healing Center.
  • Date and Place from 1933 December 10 Dinsmore, Sask To Pincock, Jenny From Thrasher, Nellie Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 September 1 Tillsonburg, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Tillson, George Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from [1933?] Millington, N.J. To Pincock, Jenny From Toff, Anna [?] Nash Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1933 January 5 Los Angeles, Calif. To Maines, Rev. Fred J.T. From Austin Publishing Co. Attachments Envelope, with stamps. Notes Invoice
  • Date and Place from 1933 February 13 Madoc, Ont. To Maines, Minnie From Miller, Lill Attachments Envelope, with stamp. Notes ALs. Envelope has a note written on the back.
  • Date and Place from 1933 April 26 Corpus Christi, Texas To Pincock, Jenny From Dawson, Charles W. Attachments Includes 5 leaves, ts. re "Form of Service". Also attached is letter of same date to Evelyn Jones. Includes envelope with stamps. Notes TLs.
  • Date and Place from 1933 April 26 Corpus Christi, Texas To Jones, Evelyn, Secretary, Radiant Healing Centre From Dawson, Charles W. Notes TLs. Enclosed with letter of same Date to Jenny 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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