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  • Title
    Harry Price archive
  • Held at
  • Reference
    HP
  • Date
    c500-1999
  • Creator
    Price, Harry (1881-1948) psychic researcher and authorMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Papers of Harry Price, c500 - 1999, comprising the following: Personal correspondence to and from Harry Price, 1926-1948; typescripts and drafts of plays by Price, c1900-c1940; typescripts and drafts of lectures regarding Sussex, coins and various matters, 1908-1912; papers relating to antiquaries and numismatics, including handwritten notes and catalogues, 1876-c1920; financial and legal records concerning the National Laboratory for Psychical Research, Borley Rectory and Arun Way, Pulborough, including tenancy agreements and correspondence, 1926-1946; papers regarding libel cases and threatened legal action against Price, 1928-1946; accounts and correspondence regarding personal financial matters, 1922-1950; notes and lectures regarding psychical research by Price and others, c1920-c1948; reports and statements regarding psychical investigation, magic and the paranormal, 1772-1948; papers and notes regarding automatic writings, 1909-1943; minutes and papers of the University of London Council for Psychical Investigation, 1934-1936; drafts and typescripts of Price's books and publications, 1922-1948; typescripts and lectures by various authors regarding psychical research, magic and the paranormal, 1886-1948; legal and financial papers concerning Price's books and publications, 1921-1946; correspondence, publicity and reviews regarding Price's books and publications, 1921-1948; scripts, correspondence and legal and financial papers regarding radio and television appearances by Price, 1930-1947; assorted manuscripts regarding psychical research, magic, astronomy and Salop, Shropshire, c500-c1800; press cuttings and cuttings scrapbooks collated by Price and others, 1450-1947; photographs regarding psychical research and other matters, c1850-1948; playbills, posters and promotional material concerning spiritualism, magic and various matters, c1850-1948; cinefilms and videos of psychic experiments by Price and others, 1932-1999; artefacts relating to Price's psychical research and personal items, 1684-c1939; playing cards and artefacts relating to magic, c1850-1939.
  • Conditions of access
    Open for research. Access to individual files may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. 24 hours notice is necessary for research visits.
  • Exent
    91 boxes + outsize items
  • Language
    English
  • System of Arrangement
    The collection has no original order because readers were allowed to consult the material before it had been arranged and described by an archivist. The order has been imposed by the archivist which reflects the major activities of the creator. The fonds has been divided into 9 sub-fonds which are: HPA, papers relating to personal matters and early interests; HPB, legal and financial papers; HPC, papers relating to psychic research; HPD, publications and other related material; HPE, papers relating to radio and film; HPF, manuscripts and printed material; HPG, photographic archive; HPH, film archive; HPI, artefacts.
  • Finding aids
    Catalogued on-line (click on "contains" icon below). A pdf version of the hard copy of this catalogue (765 pages) is also attached to this description.
  • Related files
  • Related
    Other Harry Price correspondence (1931-46) with Society of Authors is held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections. Reference: Add MSS 63317. See MS1005 Harold Frost, held at Senate House Library, for scrapbooks with typescript notes of sittings with mediums of various circles, particularly with the Mark's Tey circle in Essex. See MS1006 Dr Paul Tabori, held at Senate House Library, for typescripts of plays and short stories.
  • Level of description
    fonds
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