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Periodical: The Spirit World

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Spirit World, The.
Devoted to the Exposition of Nature, Physical, Spiritual, Divine.
1851-1851 Weekly
Boston, MA. Editor: La Roy Sunderland (1802-1885)
Succeeds: Spiritual Philosopher (renamed to form The Spirit World)

2/1, January 4, 1851-3/25-26 (no. 78), December 13, 1851. 8 pp.

Continues volume numbering of La Roy Sunderland's Spiritual Philosopher which he claimed was the first spiritualist journal in the world. During his editorship of this journal, Sunderland was the subject of one of the most famous of early exposes of spiritualism when a reporter sent him an illiterate note, with $1.00, purporting to be the request of an aged woman desiring to communicate with her dead daughter. Sunderland obliged and acting as his own medium sent the inquirer a message from the dead daughter. The daughter was a figment of the reporter's imagination, however, and the letters graced the front page of the newspapers. Sunderland kept the dollar. The journal was divided into sections: "Nature. Association, Progression Development"; "Pathetism. Physiology, Psychology, Phrenology"; "Spirits. Parental, Immortal, Happy," etc. Regular contributions by A.J. Davis, W.S. Courtney, J.A. Gridley, et al. Harvard University; Trinity College; American Antiquarian Society; Skidmore Library, Lily Dale.

IssuesSpirit World V2 N1 Jan 4 1851
Spirit World V2 N2 Jan 11 1851
Spirit World V2 N3 Jan 18 1851
Spirit World V2 N4 Jan 25 1851
Spirit World V2 N5 Feb 1 1851
Spirit World V2 N6 Feb 8 1851
Spirit World V2 N7 Feb 15 1851
Spirit World V2 N8 Feb 22 1851
Spirit World V2 N9 Mar 1 1851
Spirit World V2 N10 Mar 8 1851
Spirit World V2 N11 Mar 15 1851
Spirit World V2 N12 Mar 22 1851
Spirit World V2 N13 Mar 29 1851
Spirit World V2 N14 Apr 5 1851
Spirit World V2 N15 Apr 12 1851
Spirit World V2 N16 Apr 19 1851
Spirit World V2 N17 Apr 26 1851
Spirit World V2 N18 May 3 1851
Spirit World V2 N19 May 10 1851
Spirit World V2 N20 May 17 1851
Spirit World V2 N21-22 May 24 1851
Spirit World V2 N23-24 May 31 1851
Spirit World V2 N25-26 Jun 7 1851

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