FROST, Harold (1892-1975), scrapbooks

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of 4 hard-bound scrapbooks with some handwritten notes and typescript notes of sittings with mediums of various circles, for example Mark's Tey circle in Essex, 1928-1967. Some letters and press cuttings are enclosed.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold Frost, psychic researcher and verger, was born in Colchester, Essex, in 1895; during the First World War, he served with the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps, before being gazetted to the 7th Suffolk Regiment and serving at the Somme, France and in Belgium; during the 1920s and 1930s, Frost became interested in psychic research and investigated and worked with various medium circles in Essex and other areas; medical clerk to the Chairman of Colchester Medical Board of the Ministry of Labour, 1939, later being transferred to Ministry of Food Headquarters Office, Colwyn Bay for licensing of firms in animal feeding stuffs; transferred to Chelmsford Essex Divisional Food Office as Salvage Officer for Essex and Hertfordshire areas, 1942, and once again to the Ministry of Supply, carrying out testing at Springfield Uranium Factory, Lancashire; moved to Dacca, East Pakistan and worked as a General Manager of Zeenat Printing Works and in public relations, 1955-1961; returned to England in 1962, joining the Sue Ryder organisation and carried out general duties and nursing; served as a verger in Banbury from the 1960s to his death in 1975.

Arrangement

Srapbooks are numbered in date order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Harry Price Library, Senate House Library.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue of this deposit is available on the ULRLS on-line archives catalogue, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk. A hard-copy version is also available in the Special Collections Room, Senate House Library.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Found in Harry Price Library.

Related Material

See Harry Price (1881-1948) archive (ref. HP) for contemporary papers and letters about investigating mediums, held at the Senate House Library. Senate House Library also holds photographs of Harold Frost, c1914-1970 (MS1013).