Franklyn, Julian (1899-1970)

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Franklyn, Julian (1899-1970)

British author, lecturer, and editor, active in the field of parapsychology. Born December 30, 1899, in London, Frank-lyn became an expert on London Cockneys and their slang, as well as heraldry. He was a member of the Heraldry Society and the Society of Genealogists.

He was editor of an important compilation titled A Survey of the Occult (1935), reprinted as A Dictionary of the Occult (1973). He also published articles on parapsychological topics in Tomorrow magazine and wrote a variety of nonoccult books, including The Cockney (1953), A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (1960), Shield and Crest (1960), and A Dictionary of Nicknames (1962). His final book, on witchcraft, was Death by Enchantment, published posthumously in 1971.


Franklyn, Julian. Death by Enchantment. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1971.

. A Survey of the Occult. London, 1935. Reprinted as A Dictionary of the Occult. New York: Causeway Books, 1973.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.