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us: Podmore, Frank, 1856-1910


  • [For most of his life a clerk in the post office, Frank Podmore (1856-1910) was a prolific author on psychical research. As an undergraduate Podmore became interested in spiritualism, and he joined the British National Association of Spiritualsts. Eventually disillusioned by that society, Podmore co-founded several organisations: the Progressive Association (in 1882); the Fellowship of the New Life (1883); and, spurred by his desire to see political change, the Fabian Society (1884). Podmore's membership in the Society for Psychical Research influenced his activities and interests, and he spent the next twenty years investigating and writing on psychic phenomena.]
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    • us: Podmor, F., 1856-1910
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        1856
    • Death Date

        1910
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: British National Association of Spiritualists
        • Organization: Progressive Association
        • Organization: Fellowship of the New Life
        • Organization: Fabian Society
        • Organization: Society for Psychical Research
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

    • Occupation

        postal clerk
          author on psychical research
      • Sources

        • found: His Prizhiznennye prizraki, 1893.
        • found: LC data base, 30 Aug. 2001 (hdg.: Podmore, Frank, 1856-1910; usage: Frank Podmore, F. Podmor)
        • found: Modern spiritualism, 2000: t.p. (Frank Podmore)
      • General Notes

        • [For most of his life a clerk in the post office, Frank Podmore (1856-1910) was a prolific author on psychical research. As an undergraduate Podmore became interested in spiritualism, and he joined the British National Association of Spiritualsts. Eventually disillusioned by that society, Podmore co-founded several organisations: the Progressive Association (in 1882); the Fellowship of the New Life (1883); and, spurred by his desire to see political change, the Fabian Society (1884). Podmore's membership in the Society for Psychical Research influenced his activities and interests, and he spent the next twenty years investigating and writing on psychic phenomena.]
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