Pseudonym of "George Pellew," control of the famous medium Leonora E. Piper (1859-1950). In earthly life, Pellew was a lawyer by education but a writer by preference. He often argued with his friend, researcher Richard Hodgson, that the idea of survival after death was not only improbable but inconceivable. Hodgson claimed that if not probable, it was at least conceivable. Pellew promised that if he died first he would return and "make things lively." In February 1892, when he was 32 years old, he was killed in New York by a fall.
On March 22, the spirit entity "George Pellew" made his first appearance in Piper's automatic script and from 1892 to 1898 he talked with some 130 people of whom 30 had previously known him. He addressed each of them in the tone and manner which he used in his lifetime.
From 1892 until 1897 he shared control with "Phinuit." With the appearance of the "Imperator" group, who assumed the control function in Piper's mediumship, "Phinuit" completely disappeared and "Pellew's" communications became rare. He said that he was "advancing" in the afterlife and thus getting farther away from the physical realm. Finally he disappeared altogether. He was originally referred to in séance reports as "Pelham" or "G.P." to protect anonymity.