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Alfred Russel Wallace
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Editor of "Light"

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] to Editor of "Light" [none given] on  1895.

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04 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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Lippitt, F. J. (1895). A series of remarkable seances. Light (London), 15(746): 194-197. [p. 194]

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[[1]]1 [p. 194]


Messages from Napoleon III., Several Members of his Family, and some of his Generals.

By General F. J. Lippitt.

To the Editor of 'Light.'

Sir,--The following narrative of a series of séances affording some curious tests of identity, will, I think, be interesting to Spiritualists. The writer, General F. J. Lippitt, is a gentleman of the highest character and of great intelligence. He has devoted much time and trouble, for many years, to the investigation of spiritual phenomena, and I have the greatest confidence both in his strict integrity and cool judgment. During the winter and spring of 1887, which I spent in Washington, I enjoyed the pleasure and privilege of his friendship, and I feel as much confidence in facts vouched for by him as if I had witnessed them myself. With these introductory remarks, I leave his narrative to speak for itself.

Alfred R. Wallace.

P.S.--It will be seen that only one witness withholds his name, General X., but it has been given me in confidence by General Lippitt. --A. R. W.


1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Wallace's introduction to a very lengthy narrative by his friend General F. J. Lippitt, of Washington, D.C. (concerning seances the latter attended), printed in part in the 27 April 1895 issue of Light (London). Wallace's comments appeared at the beginning of the article, on page 194 of that issue.


This transcript originates from Charles H. Smith’s The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S513A.htm

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