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Lily Dale scrapbooks.

  • SCA300-GA336
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1925

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks maintained by William Phillips. The first includes clippings from newspapers and magazines that date from 1890-1914. Included are articles on topics relating to spiritualism, advertisements for mediums, and advertising for spiritualism products including the Ouija board. These materials are glued into "A History of Europe" and most clippings feature underlining of important sections.

The second scrapbook includes both clippings as well as handwritten notes from the spirit world. The notes were sent from friends and family of William Phillips including his wife Elizabeth, sister Fanny, brother John Edward and father Joseph. The notes primarily came through medium P.L.O.A. Keeler at Lily Dale. Most of the clippings are advertisements for publications relating to spiritualism and the occult.

Phillips, William

Spirit photography collection.

  • SCA371-GA430
  • Fonds
  • 1897

Includes one stereograph that is an example of spirit photography.

Kilburn, Benjamin West

Spiritualist manuscript collection.

  • SCA372-GA431
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1945, predominant 1924-1925

Includes a manuscript notebook that records the details of séances held by a group of individuals in Weston-super-Mare, England between April 16, 1924 and February 27, 1925. Also includes a handwritten poem and a photograph.

Mr. and Mrs. Pagesmith

William Herman Cartheuser collection.

  • SCA370-GA429
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1986]

Material accumulated by the Survival Research Institute of Canada that is related to William Herman Cartheuser, an American Spiritualist medium. Includes records related to his work as a medium such as business cards and class announcements. Also includes material related to his personal life including photographs, a marriage certificate, a ration card, and other ephemera.

Survival Research Institute of Canada

Thomas Lacey lecture collection.

  • SCA97-GA67
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951

Typescript lectures given during séances held under the supervision of medium Thomas Lacey in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Hamilton from 1934 to 1951. Some lectures and a press clipping featuring a letter to the editor against capital punishment written by Thomas Lacey are contained within a scrapbook. Lectures range from various topics including life and death, peace, Gandhi, and spiritualism.

Lacey, Thomas