Edinburgh seances

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of manuscript and typed records of spiritualist meetings, voice circles, card readings.Includes article, My First Spiritualist Circle. How to Conduct It. By an Edinburgh Lady. 22 pages, c2,400 words, with corrections. With an original typescript copy; My Psychic Experiences, by an Edinburgh Spiritualist. 22 pages, c2,660 words; Physic Experiences, by an Edinburgh Spiritualist. 18 pages, c 2,260 words; Original Articles. My Psychic Experiences, by an Edinburgh Spiritualist,17 manuscript pages, c 1,500 words; Sept 25th, 1933; Reading by Cards, by Mrs Leake. 5 page typescript; Peculiar Experience at 2am, Sunday October 22nd, 1933. 1 page typescript.Thursday 22nd March 1934. Circle I attended at 150 High Street, Edinburgh; Three clairvoyants developing. Mrs Dick and two men. 3 page typescript. Sept 13th, 1934; Voice Circle, held at Unity House. 10 typescript pages with mss corrections. Nov 29th, 1934; Voice Circle, held at Unity House. 8 typescript pages. August 12th, 1935; Reading by Mrs Leake. 2 page manuscript. August 14th, 1935; Circles and Seances. 2 page manuscript. August 28th, 1935; Clairvoyant meeting. 2 page manuscript; Nov 11th, 1935; Private Circle at Mrs Houliston’s, Bangholm Terrace. 10 page manuscript. Nov 17th, 1935; Seance for the voice held at the house of Mrs Greig, 15 Parsonsgreen Terrace, Edinburgh. 14 manuscript pages. Dec 12th, 1935; Voice Circle at 39 George Street. Greta the medium. 14 pages. Feb 22nd, 1936; Spiritualism. Conducted by Mrs George Dick, 27 Quality Street, Leith. 10 page manuscript. Spiritualist notes. 6 manuscript pages; Table Levitation and other Phenomena. 5 typescript pages. Account of a visit to a clairvoyant names Mrs Beattie of Dunfermline. 6 manuscript pages; A circle I attended in Queen Street in 1920. The clairvoyant was a lady from Leeds, Mrs C.Press cuttings about spiritualism, c1921-1930s, including from the Weekly Dispatch, 1921 September 25

Administrative / Biographical History

Emmeline Vyner lived in Edinburgh in the 1930s. She had a firm belief in life after death but her accounts also contained a critical angle and displayed some humour.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 24 hours advance notice should be given.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued online, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110051621