THE STORY IS IN THE DETAILS
Interesting - did it address traditional indigenous spiritism, or Conan Doyle's upscale "Spiritualism"?
It was meant to address the spiritualism movement that started with the Rochester NY rapings in the 1850s. By 1890 it was an influential movement that included belief such as A. C. Doyle's. This booklet drew a response from a prominent spiritualist.You can read the booklet here: https://archive.org/details/whatsayscriptur00russgoog
you can read the reply booklet here: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000476154
That movement included the Phony Fairy Photos too, right?"I'm not making this up, you know!" - Anna RussellThanks for the confirmation, and the reply link.
Sorry the item didn't sell. I sold one earlier this year, but only got the equivalent of about 95 dollars for it - although other stuff went for a lot more.On a purely personal tack, one of the Phony Fairies Girls is buried in the same cemetery (Scholemoor) as my maternal grand-father. But no connection I hasten to add!
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