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Periodical: The Spiritualist at Work

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Spiritualist at Work, The.
Devoted to the Best Interests of Humanity. Progression Here and Hereafter.
1874--1876 Semimonthly, weekly, then monthly
New York, NY, then Chicago, then Lombard, IL. Publisher: D.M. Bennett, then E.V. Wilson; Hazlitt & Reed, Printers. Editor: D.M. Bennett and E.V. Wilson, then Wilson alone.
1/1, July 1, 1874-2/43, July 1, 1876 8-16 pp., 11 1/2 x 16. $1.10-1.75 a year.

Initially published in New York alternately with D.M. Bennett's The Truth Seeker; beginning October 1874 it was published from Chicago with Wilson listed as editor and proprietor. Bennett who had been hired by Wilson to publish the journal announced his withdrawal after four issues, citing "good and sufficient reasons," probably financial. The journal was originally started as a radical ("free love") counter to the Religio-Philosophical Journal, using a stolen copy of the RPJ's subscription list to send out sample copies. A large part of the content was devoted to Wilson's disputes with S.S. Jones over free love and claims of unpaid money. (Wilson finally sued Jones, to no avail, for having destroyed his lecturing business with his slanders.) The character of Ebenezer Vespasian Wilson (1818-1880) and his faction in spiritualism (Victoria C. Woodhull, Moses Hull, W.F. Jamieson, Warren Chase, et al.) is colorfully indicated by Col. Bundy's description of a spiritualist/free love conference organized by Wilson in Chicago in 1874 as "Bummers and Bawds." "A Sickening Spectacle," Religio-Philosophical Journal 16/2 (March 28, 1874): 1. In its final issues, the journal was still staunchly supporting Victoria C. Woodhull. H.P. Blavatsky declared (one of many contradictory statements on the subject) that a seance she attended with Wilson in 1873 or 1874 (he was a seer, psychometrician and reader of sealed letters) was the first she had ever seen. Hannah M. Wolff letter, The Better Way (November 7, 1891): 2. For Wilson's biography, see Mrs. Pauline Wilson Stevens, "The Early Days of E.V. Wilson," Banner of Light 48/10 (November 27, 1880): 2. NY Historical Society; University of Rochester; Wisconsin Historical Society; NSAC Lily Dale.

Spiritualist At Work V1 N1 Jul 1 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N2 Jul 18 1874 Alt
Spiritualist At Work V1 N2 Jul 18 1874 B
Spiritualist At Work V1 N3 Aug 8 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N4 Sep 26 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N5 Oct 10 1874 B
Spiritualist At Work V1 N6 Oct 24 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N7 Nov 7 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N8 Nov 21 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N9 Dec 5 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N10 Dec 19 1874
Spiritualist At Work V1 N11 Jan 2 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N12 Jan 16 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N13 Jan 30 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N14 Feb 13 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N15 Feb 27 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N16 Mar 13 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N17 Mar 27 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N18 Apr 10 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N19 Apr 24 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N20 May 8 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N21 May 22 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N22 Jun 5 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N23 Jun 19 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N24 Jul 3 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N25 Jul 17 1875
Spiritualist At Work V1 N26 Jul 31 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N1 Aug 14 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N2 Aug 28 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N3 Sep 11 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N4 Sep 25 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N5 Oct 9 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N6 Oct 23 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N7 Nov 6 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N8 Nov 20 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N9 Dec 4 1875
Spiritualist At Work V2 N10 Dec 18 1875 B
Spiritualist At Work V2 N11 Jan 1 1876 B
Spiritualist At Work V2 N12 Feb 1 1876
Spiritualist At Work V2 N13 Mar 1 1876 B
Spiritualist At Work V2 N14 Apr 1 1876
Spiritualist At Work V2 N15 May 1 1876
Spiritualist At Work V2 N16 Jun 1 1876 B
Spiritualist At Work V2 N17 Jul 1 1876 B

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