Holden, Ida

Scope and Content

Collection including 30 envelopes of negatives showing the demolition of Geraldine and various sites and railway stations around London: manuscript and typescript notes on index cards and envelopes recording information on Cecil King and Lord Northcliffe, and on thought transference messages allegedly received from them; 2 boxes of audio tapes of radio interviews with Cecil King and Lord Northcliffe and of programmes on thought transference and Extra Sensory Perception; books entitled When Men Talk Truth and Lord Northcliffe's Return by Hannen Swaffer, both annotated by Holden (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Ida Holden retired from her job at Mirror Group Newspapers in 1959 and from then onwards began to experience thought transference that she believed were from Cecil King and Lord Northcliffe.


No further arrangement at present.

Access Information

Open for research

Acquisition Information

The material was donated to the Institute of Psychiatry by Ida Holden's niece, Ms P.Owens. The collection was forwarded to Senate House Library shortly afterwards.

Other Finding Aids

Box listed. A pdf copy is attached to the collection level description on the University of London Research Library Services archives catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers. Updated by Richard Temple

Conditions Governing Use

No documents may be photocopied at present.