Williams, Mrs. M. A
Williams, Mrs. M. A.
American materialization medium. Florence Marryat, who sat with her in a public séance in New York without being introduced, described in her book There is No Death (1892) the appearance of her daughter (also named Florence), exactly the way she had seen her in Europe under the mediumships of Florence Cook, Arthur Colman, Charles Williams, and William Eglinton. Another familiar apparition was "Joey," Eglinton's spirit control. Altogether 40 different materializations were witnessed that evening.
In 1894, Williams was the guest of the Duchess of Pomar in Paris. Paul Leymarie, the son of the editor of La Revue Spirite, slipped behind the curtain during the séance and grasped the spirit. When the lights came up Williams was found in flesh-colored tights and the whole apparatus of her fraudulent spirit puppet show was discovered in the cabinet.