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Goldney, Kathleen M., c 1895-1992 (midwife and paranormal investigator)



Kathleen M. ('Mollie') Goldney (c.1895-1992) was in her professional life a midwife. She joined SPR in 1927, was Organising Secretary, 1949-57, and a Vice-President, 1965-92. She was associated with S.G. Soal in investigating the card guessing telepathic powers of Basil Shackleton, and co-produced the report. Soal's results were posthumously exposed as fraudulent, but no blame attached to her. With Eric Dingwall and Trevor Hall, she investigated Harry Price's claims about Borley Rectory: their collective report was published as The haunting of Borley Rectory in 1956.

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Kathleen M. Goldney: Papers, Correspondence, and Reports, 1894-1979

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPR/20
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection includes papers of individuals involved in psychical research, collections of papers relating to specific cases of paranormal activity, papers relating to the administration of the Society and also research and medium files. The collections include correspondence, notes, diagrams, drawings, photographs, newspaper articles and printed pamphlets.Held on deposit from the Society for Psychical Research since 1990. PLEASE NOTE: Due to GDPR, material post-1932...
Dates: 1894-1979
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