Bartlett, John Allen (1861-1933)

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Bartlett, John Allen (1861-1933)

Retired English marine officer and songwriter who was the psychic medium of part of the Glastonbury Scripts, in which indications were given regarding the site and characteristics of the long-lost Edgar and Loretto Chapels of the Abbey at Glastonbury. Bartlett was a friend of Frederick Bligh Bond 's, with whom the experiments were conducted and who excavated the abbey site. In his book The Gate of Remembrance (1918), Bond, using the pseudonym "John Alleyne" for his friend Bartlett, describes these experiments and their outcome.

Bond believed that the scripts and also the automatic sketches made by Bartlett gave archaeologically correct information, confirmed by the later excavations. Critics of Bond's book believed that such claims were not justified.


Bond, Frederick Bligh. The Gate of Remembrance. Oxford: Blackwell, 1918.

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