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Dr Dingwall's Casebook, Part One: A Sceptical Enquirer; Part Two: ‘Dirty Ding’.

Citation: Josiffe, Christopher (2013) Dr Dingwall's Casebook, Part One: A Sceptical Enquirer; Part Two: ‘Dirty Ding’. Fortean Times (299 & 300) .

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Eric John Dingwall, author, anthropologist, librarian, psychic investigator, and, to some, the ‘British Kinsey’ is less well-known than his erstwhile colleague and sometime adversary, Harry Price, but is a figure of equal interest. Part one deals with Dingwall’s long and sometimes fractious relationship with Price, and with his colleagues in the Society for Psychical Research. Part two opens with a detailed examination of a particularly impressive and perplexing case of physical mediumship that Dingwall investigated -the Mina Crandon or ‘Margery’ mediumship. It also looks at Dingwall’s post-WW2 work for the British Library, as Honorary Assistant Keeper of its ‘Private Case’ (erotica and other obscene literature), and his friendship with Alfred Kinsey.

Additional Information: Dr Dingwall's Casebook, Part One: A Sceptical Enquirer. Fortean Times (299); Dr Dingwall's Casebook, Part Two: ‘Dirty Ding’. Fortean Times (300).
Creators: Josiffe, Christopher and
Subjects: History
Sociology & Anthropology
Keywords: Eric Dingwall, Society for Psychical Research (SPR), parapsychology, spiritualism, physical mediumship, Harry Price, Margery, Mina Crandon, British Museum, Private Case, Alfred Kinsey
Divisions: Senate House Library
Collections: ?? shlstaff ??
Dates:
  • April 2013 (published)

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