Goldney, Kathleen M(ary) H(ervey)

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Goldney, Kathleen M(ary) H(ervey)

Noted British worker in the fields of psychical research and parapsychology. Goldney joined the Society for Psychical Research in 1927 and became a council member in 1943. She served as organizing secretary from 1949 to 1957.

Through the 1950s and 1960s Goldney worked on a number of notable research projects. She assisted S. G. Soal in his pioneer investigations into ESP with Basil Shackleton, and also investigated the celebrated haunting of Borley Rectory with Harry Price. She then collaborated with Eric J. Dingwall and Trevor Hall on their book The Haunting of Borley Rectory (1956), which raised doubts about the part played by Price. Goldney also discussed the evidence for charges that Sir William Crookes was misled or falsified his investigations into the mediumship of Florence Cook.


Medhurst, R. G., and K. M. Goldney. "William Crookes and the Physical Phenomena of Mediumship." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 54, 195 (March 1964).

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