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Old 06-05-2014, 02:23 AM   #51
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One of the earliest books on the subject of communication amongst deceased persons was Communitation With the Other Side by George, First Baron Lyttelton, published in England in 1760..Among the notable spirits quoted in this volume are Peter the Great, Pericles, a "North-American Savage," William Penn, and Christina, Queen of Sweden..Popularity of séances grew dramatically with the founding of the religion of Spiritualism in the mid-nineteenth century. Perhaps the best-known series of séances conducted at that time were those of Mary Todd Lincoln who, grieving the loss of her son, organized Spiritualist séances in the White House, which were attended by her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, and other prominent members of society..The 1887 Seybert Commission report marred the credibility of Spiritualism..Cora Lodencia Veronica Scott (April 21, 1840 – January 3, 1923) was one of the best-known mediums of the Spiritualism movement of the last half of the 19th century. Most of her work was done as a trance lecturer, though she also wrote some books whose composition was attributed to spirit guides rather than her own personality..Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction..Doyle was employed as a doctor on the Greenland whaler Hope of Peterhead in 1880 and, after his graduation from university in 1881 as MB/CM, as a ship's surgeon on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast..He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885..In 1882 he joined former classmate George Turnavine Budd as his partner at a medical practice in Plymouth, but their relationship proved difficult, and Doyle soon left to set up an independent practice..A Study in Scarletwas commissioned.The Sign of the 4 appeared in Lippincott's Magazine in February 1890, under agreement with the Ward Lock company..The Commonweal of 5 February 1887 announced that "A meeting of the international revolutionists to protest against the Coming War will be held in Cleveland Hall, Cleveland Street... The chair will be taken by comrade [William] Morris. Speeches will be made in various languages" ... Morris described the place at the time of the meeting as "a wretched place, once flash and now sordid, in a miserable street which illustrates this genius for complexity and frustration. It was the HQ of the O-rthodox A-narchists...
A certain member of the Criminal Investigation Department has recently journeyed to Liverpool, and there traced the movements of a man which have proved of a somewhat mysterious kind. The height of this person and his description are fully ascertained, and among other things he was in possession of a black leather bag.. He would visit the lowest parts of London and scour the slums of the East end. He suddenly disappeared from the hotel, leaving behind him the black bag, and he has not returned. He left a small bill unpaid, and ultimately an advertisement appeared in the Times setting forth the gentleman's name, and drawing attention to the fact that the bag would be sold to defray expenses unless claimed...

Cora Scott was born on April 21, 1840 near Cuba, New York.. At her birth she had a caul over her face..Cora's father died in 1853, and in 1854 she moved to Buffalo, New York is the 2nd most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City.. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County..On 10 May 1874 Cora L.V. Tappan delivered an inspirational discourse at Cleveland Hall, London..She returned to the United States in 1875, and became pastor of a Spiritualist church in Chicago. She would hold this position for the rest of her life.. In 1878 she married William Richmond, who helped her by learning shorthand so he could record her lectures for publication. In 1893 she delivered a presentation on Spiritualism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago..Cora Scott Richmond died at the age of 82 on January 3, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois..Cora instead supported a pantheistic type of spiritualism..Pandora is a moon of Saturn. The moon is named after Pandora in Greek mythology.. It is the outer shepherd satellite of Saturn's F ring, the inner satellite being Prometheus. Pandora has many craters in its surface...Fornjot or Saturn XLII is a moon of Saturn..It is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 24,505,000 km in 1432 days at an inclination of 168° to the ecliptic (152° Saturn's equator) with an eccentricity of 0.186. It is the farthest moon from Saturn..Phoebe is slightly irregular, which means that it is not perfectly round like a ball.. It has an average diameter of 220 km. This means that the Earth's moon is 15 times bigger than Phoebe..While living in Southsea, Doyle played football as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth Association FC, an amateur side, under the pseudonym A. C. Smith..(This club, disbanded in 1896, has no connection with the present-day Portsmouth F.C., which was founded in 1898.) Doyle was a keen cricketer,between 1899 and 1907 he played 10 first-class matches for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)...William Gilbert Grace, MRCS, LRCP (18 July 1848 – 23 Oct 1915) was an English amateur cricketer and is considered by many historians to have been the greatest cricketer of all time.. Universally known as "W. G.", he played 1st-class cricket for a record-equalling 44 seasons, from 1865 to 1908, during which he captained England, Gloucestershire, the Gentlemen, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the United South of England Eleven (USEE) and several other teams..Ashes is the notional prize in a Test cricket series played between England and Australia..The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that won the last Test series between those sides or, if that series was drawn, by the team that last won such a series..In 1890 Doyle studied ophthalmology in Vienna, and moved to London, first living in Montague Place and then in South Norwood. He set up a practice as an ophthalmologist at No.2 Devonshire Place..Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye..Doyle was friends for a time with Harry H, the American magician who himself became a prominent opponent of the Spiritualist movement in the 1920s following the death of his beloved Mother... I look back on my childhood, I wonder how my brothers and I managed to survive at all.. It was, of course, a miserable childhood.. The happy childhood is hardly worth telling. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. And worse still is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood...

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