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Progressive Library & Spiritual Institution

Progressive Library & Spiritual Institution

Established by pioneer British Spiritualist James Burns in 1863. The organization included a lending library of several thousand volumes on Spiritualism and related subjects, with a reading room and rooms for séances or experiments relating to Spiritualism.

In addition, the Institution included a publishing department to assist and promote literature connected with Spiritualism. These included an edition of the writings of prominent American Spiritualist Judge Edmonds and the important Report on Spiritualism of the London Dialectical Society (1872). The Institution was an influential meeting place for nineteenth-century Spiritualists in London.

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