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Richmond, Kenneth Forbes (1882-1945)

Richmond, Kenneth Forbes (1882-1945)

Scottish writer and educational psychologist who assisted the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London, during the crucial years of World War II. He edited the Journal of the SPR (1939-45) and served as the Society's part-time secretary (1944-45). Richmond was born on August 8, 1882, at Glenarmond, Scotland, and was educated at Glenarmond School. His wife, Zoe Richmond, was a sensitive who was tested by the SPR.

His interest in psychical research was stimulated by the book Raymond: Or Life After Death by Sir Oliver Lodge (1916), which Richmond reviewed. He became a member of the SPR and investigated the phenomena of mediumship, especially the medium Gladys Osborne Leonard and her control, "Feda." He wrote a number of popular articles which appeared in newspapers and magazines, one book, Evidence of Identity (1939), and several articles in the Proceedings of the SPR. He died November 30, 1945.

Sources:

Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Richmond, Kenneth F. Evidence of Identity. London: G. Bell,1939.

. "Preliminary Studies of the Recorded Leonard Material." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research (1936).

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