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Periodical: Voice of Angels

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Voice of Angels.
A Semi-Monthly Journal Edited and Managed by Spirits / Devoted to Searching out the Principles Underlying the Spiritual Philosophy, and their Adaptability to Every-Day Life.
1876--1887 Monthly, then semimonthly
Boston, then North Weymouth, MA. Publisher: David C. Densmore, publisher and "Amanuensis".
1/1, January 1876-1887. $1.00-$1.65 a year. 8 pp, then in 1878, 12 pp., and 8 pp. beginning in 1881.

The journal had the benefit at its inception of the Religio-Philosophical Journal's subscription list which was lent to further the new effort. The journal consisted largely of messages from various spirits, sometimes personal and sometimes declamatory or moralistic, transmitted for publication by mediums across America and occasionally "verified" by letters from those who recognized the spirit. The journal was, in essence, an expanded version of the Banner of Light's "Messenger" or "Message Page," largely eschewing debate and news and concentrating on the messages of the spirits as a demonstration of the truth of the movement. Regular contributions and letters by Thomas R. Hazard, H.F.M. Brown, C.E. Winans, and others, and regular communications from "West Ingles," the pseudonym of the test medium Mrs. Sue B. Fayles, who eventually was honored with honored with her own "West Ingles Department" in the paper. Densmore (1813-1881) was a Quaker who was converted to spiritualism early on in the movement. "The Late David C. Densmore, Founder of the 'Voice of Angels,'" Banner of Light 49/14 (June 25, 1881): 1 (with photo); Densmore, The Halo: An Autobiography of D.C. Densmore (Boston: Voice of Angels, 1876) (which recounts his travels to the gold fields of California and career as captain and owner of a ship in the whaling trade). The journal's inception, as Densmore related in The Halo, lay in the agreement of L. Judd Pardee, a deceased friend who often controlled Densmore's pen to communicate, to edit a journal for Densmore. This imprimatur was reinforced by J.V. Mansfield's mediated answers to practical questions on starting a journal, including the way to impress "bankers" to finance the venture, and by the assistance of Densmore's "angel daughter Tunie" in contributing to the journal. Before Densmore's death he functioned as amanuensis for Miss Mary Theresa Shelhamer (1853-1928), the journal's assistant editor and house medium, before she moved to become the medium for the Banner of Light's free public circle room. After his death Densmore continued to appear but his earthly place was taken by Charles Pettitt. NSAC Lily Dale (1878-1883).

Issues:Voice Of Angels V3 N1 Jan 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N2 Jan 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N3 Feb 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N4 Feb 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N5 Mar 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N6 Mar 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N7 Apr 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N8 Apr 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N9 May 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N10 May 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N11 Jun 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N12 Jun 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N13 Jul 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N14 Jul 14 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N15 Aug 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N16 Aug 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N17 Sep 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N18 Sep 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N19 Oct 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N20 Oct 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N21 Nov 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N22 Nov 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N23 Dec 1 1878
Voice Of Angels V3 N24 Dec 15 1878
Voice Of Angels V4 N1 Jan 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N2 Jan 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N3 Feb 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N4 Feb 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N5 Mar 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N6 Mar 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N7 Apr 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N8 Apr 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N9 May 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N10 May 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N11 Jun 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N12 Jun 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N13 Jul 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N14 Jul 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N15 Aug 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N16 Aug 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N17 Sep 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N18 Sep 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N19 Oct 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N20 Oct 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N21 Nov 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N22 Nov 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N23 Dec 1 1879
Voice Of Angels V4 N24 Dec 15 1879
Voice Of Angels V5 N1 Jan 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N2 Jan 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N3 Feb 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N4 Feb 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N5 Mar 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N6 Mar 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N7 Apr 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N8 Apr 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N9 May 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N10 May 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N11 Jun 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N12 Jun 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N13 Jul 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N14 Jul 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N15 Aug 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N16 Aug 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N17 Sep 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N18 Sep 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N19 Oct 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N20 Oct 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N21 Nov 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N22 Nov 15 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N23 Dec 1 1880
Voice Of Angels V5 N24 Dec 15 1880

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