The Pelman Institute: Worksheets and Correspondence

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Long distance learning course completed by John Domney Jr., Links View, 29 First Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay. Pelmanism was a system of training the mind which was popular in the United Kingdom during the first half of the twentieth century. The workseets give an interesting local insight into this popular programme. The programme was originally devised as a memory system in the 1890s by William Joseph Ennever. The system was taught via correspondence from the Pelman Institute in London. The system promised to cure a range of problems such as forgetfulness, depression, phobia, procrastination, and "Lack of System". Pelmanism was practised and promoted by former British prime minister Herbert Asquith and Sir Robert Baden-Powell among many others.

[Source: Wikipedia, 'Pelmanism (system)', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelmanism_(system) , accessed 2016 June 29].

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