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Periodical: The Spiritual Scientist

Summary: The organ, for a time, of "scientific" and sometimes skeptical spiritualism, as against the perceived credulity and bandwagon-ing tone of The Banner of Light, its Boston peer. Chiefly notable for the "takeover" of its editorial direction, for a time, by Blavatsky and Olcott, and for the early "Modern Occult" materials published in its pages by individuals who during this period became the founding members of the Theosophical Society and other occult groups. Also noteworthy for its detailed investigations, and in some cases exposures, of Boston-area test mediums.

The periodical ran as a 12-page weekly (with an experiment at 8 pages for a few issues) until the end of volume 6, at which point the editor declared a hiatus for a few months, as he thought. That hiatus ran until Volume 7 begins, in February of 1878, with the periodical transformed in format (to a monthly) and content (to a kind of meta-periodical) for the short-lived final volume.

NB: The typesetting of this periodical is erratic with respect to page numbers. If you are citing page numbers, you should check the surrounding pages to determine the actual as opposed to apparent page number.

Issues:  Volume 1, Issue 1: 10 September 1874
Volume 1, Issue 2: 17 September 1874
Volume 1, Issue 3: 124 September 1874
Volume 1, Issue 4: 1 October 1874
Volume 1, Issue 5: 8 October 1874
Volume 1, Issue 6: 15 October 1874
Volume 1, Issue 7: 22 October 1874
Volume 1, Issue 8: 29 October 1874
Volume 1, Issue 9: 5 November 1874
Volume 1, Issue 10: 12 November 1874
Volume 1, Issue 11: 19 November 1874
Volume 1, Issue 12: 26 November 1874
Volume 1, Issue 13: 3 December 1874
Volume 1, Issue 14: 10 December 1874
Volume 1, Issue 15: 17 December 1874
Volume 1, Issue 16: 24 December 1874
Volume 1, Issue 17: 31 December 1874
Volume 1, Issue 18: 7 January 1875
Volume 1, Issue 19: 14 January 1875
Volume 1, Issue 20: 21 January 1875
Volume 1, Issue 21: 28 January 1875
Volume 1, Issue 22: 4 February 1875
Volume 1, Issue 23: 11 February 1875 (incomplete)
Volume 1, Issue 24: 18 February 1875
Volume 1, Issue 25: 25 February 1875
Volume 1, Issue 26: 4 March 1875
Volume 2, Issue 1: 11 March 1875
Volume 2, Issue 2: 18 March 1875
Volume 2, Issue 3: 25 March 1875
Volume 2, Issue 4: 1 April 1875
Volume 2, Issue 5: 8 April 1875
Volume 2, Issue 6: 15 April 1875
Volume 2, Issue 7: 22 April 1875
Volume 2, Issue 8: 29 April 1875
Volume 2, Issue 9: 6 May 1875
Volume 2, Issue 10: 13 May 1875
Volume 2, Issue 11: 20 May 1875
Volume 2, Issue 12: 27 May 1875
Volume 2, Issue 13: 3 June 1875
Volume 2, Issue 14: 10 June 1875
Volume 2, Issue 15: 17 June 1875
Volume 2, Issue 16: 24 June 1875
Volume 2, Issue 17: 1 July 1875
Volume 2, Issue 18: 8 July 1875
Volume 2, Issue 19: 15 July 1875
Volume 2, Issue 20: 22 July 1875
Volume 2, Issue 21: 29 July 1875
Volume 2, Issue 22: 5 August 1875
Volume 2, Issue 23: 12 August 1875
Volume 2, Issue 24: 19 August 1875
Volume 2, Issue 25: 26 August 1875
Volume 2, Issue 26: 2 September 1875
Volume 3, Issue 1: 9 September 1875
Volume 3, Issue 2: 16 September 1875
Volume 3, Issue 3: 23 September 1875
Volume 3, Issue 4: 30 September 1875
Volume 3, Issue 5: 7 October 1875
Volume 3, Issue 6: 14 October 1875
Volume 3, Issue 7: 21 October 1875
Volume 3, Issue 8: 28 October 1875
Volume 3, Issue 9: 4 November 1875
Volume 3, Issue 10: 11 November 1875
Volume 3, Issue 11: 18 November 1875
Volume 3, Issue 12: 25 November 1875
Volume 3, Issue 13: 2 December 1875
Volume 3, Issue 14: 9 December 1875
Volume 3, Issue 15: 16 December 1875
Volume 3, Issue 16: 23 December 1875
Volume 3, Issue 17: 30 December 1875
Volume 3, Issue 18: 6 January 1876
Volume 3, Issue 19: 13 january 1876
Volume 3, Issue 20: 20 January 1876
Volume 3, Issue 21: 27 January 1876
Volume 3, Issue 22: 3 February 1876
Volume 3, Issue 23: 10 February 1876
Volume 3, Issue 24: 17 February 1876
Volume 3, Issue 25: 24 February 1876
Volume 3, Issue 26: 2 March 1876
Volume 4, Issue 1: 9 March 1876 (incomplete)
Volume 4, Issue 2: 16 March 1876
Volume 4, Issue 3: 23 March 1876
Volume 4, Issue 4: 30 March 1876 (incomplete)
Volume 4, Issue 5: 6 April 1876
Volume 4, Issue 6: 13 April 1876
Volume 4, Issue 7: 20 April 1876
Volume 4, Issue 8: 27 April 1876
Volume 4, Issue 9: 4 May 1876
Volume 4, Issue 10: 11 May 1876
Volume 4, Issue 11: 18 May 1876
Volume 4, Issue 12: 25 May 1876
Volume 4, Issue 13: 1 June 1876
Volume 4, Issue 14: 8 June 1876
Volume 4, Issue 15: 15 June 1876
Volume 4, Issue 16: 22 June 1876 (incomplete)
Volume 4, Issue 17: 29 June 1876
Volume 4, Issue 18: 6 July 1876
Volume 4, Issue 19: 13 July 1876
Volume 4, Issue 20: 20 July 1876
Volume 4, Issue 21: 27 July 1876
Volume 4, Issue 22: 3 August 1876
Volume 4, Issue 23: 10 August 1876
Volume 4, Issue 24: 17 August 1876
Volume 4, Issue 25: 24 August 1876
Volume 4, Issue 26: 31 August 1876
Volume 5, Issue 1: 6 September 1876
Volume 5, Issue 2: 13 September 1876
Volume 5, Issue 3: 21 September 1876
Volume 5, Issue 4: 28 September 1876
Volume 5, Issue 5: 5 October 1876
Volume 5, Issue 6: 12 October 1876
Volume 5, Issue 7: 19 October 1876
Volume 5, Issue 8: 26 October 1876
Volume 5, Issue 9: 2 November 1876
Volume 5, Issue 10: 9 November 1876
Volume 5, Issue 11: 16 November 1876
Volume 5, Issue 12: 23 November 1876
Volume 5, Issue 13: 30 November 1876
Volume 5, Issue 14: 7 December 1876
Volume 5, Issue 15: 14 December 1876
Volume 5, Issue 16: 21 December 1876
Volume 5, Issue 17: 28 December 1876 (damaged)
Volume 5, Issue 18: 4 January 1877
Volume 5, Issue 19: 11 january 1877
Volume 5, Issue 20: 18 January 1877
Volume 5, Issue 21: 25 January 1877
Volume 5, Issue 22: 1 February 1877
Volume 5, Issue 23: 8 February 1877
Volume 5, Issue 24: 15 February 1877
Volume 5, Issue 25: 22 February 1877
Volume 5, Issue 26: 1 March 1877
Volume 6, Issue 1: 8 March 1877
Volume 6, Issue 2: 15 March 1877
Volume 6, Issue 3: 23 March 1877
Volume 6, Issue 4: 29 March 1877
Volume 6, Issue 5: 5 April 1877
Volume 6, Issue 6: 12 April 1877
Volume 6, Issue 7: 19 April 1877
Volume 6, Issue 8: 26 April 1877
Volume 6, Issue 9: 3 May 1877
Volume 6, Issue 10: 10 May 1877
Volume 6, Issue 11: 17 May 1877
Volume 6, Issue 12: 24 May 1877
Volume 6, Issue 13: 31 May 1877
Volume 6, Issue 14: 7 June 1877
Volume 6, Issue 15: 14 June 1877 (incomplete)
Volume 6, Issue 16: 21 June 1877
Volume 7, Issue 1: February 1878
Volume 7, Issue 2: March 1878
Volume 7, Issue 3: April 1878
Volume 7, Issue 4: May 1878
Volume 7, Issue 5: June 1878
Volume 7, Issue 6: July 1878

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