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Barrett, Sir William Fletcher., 1844-1925 (Physicist and parapsychologist)



Sir William Fletcher Barrett (1844-1925), physicist and psychical researcher, was Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal College of Physics, Dublin, 1873-1910. In January 1882 he called a meeting at the offices of the British National Association of Spiritualists, which led to the foundation of SPR, of which he was an original member. He was influential also in the foundation of the American SPR in 1885

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Sir William Barrett: Papers, Reports, and Correspondence, 1749-1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPR/3
Scope and Contents

NB: Along with the two boxes listed, there is a booklet in which an index listed. This index differs from the currently used classmarks, but this previous indexing is still present on material. Therefore, older references may need to be cross-checked if consulting.

Dates: 1749-1950
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