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Alfred Wilks Drayson

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Alfred Wilks Drayson (also Wilkes) (1827–1901) was an English army officer, author and astronomer. [1]

70 relations: A Journey in Other Worlds, Adam Worth, Agnes Guppy-Volckman, Alfred Burdon Ellis, Alfred Percy Sinnett, Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey, Anna Mary Howitt, Apport (paranormal), Arthur Conan Doyle, Augustus De Morgan, Axial tilt, Broadlands, Camille Flammarion, Carbon disulfide, Chatham, Kent, College of Psychic Studies, Cue sports, Daniel Dunglas Home, Expanding Earth, Faversham, George Darwin, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Harvard University, Internet Archive, John Morley, John Richardson (author), John Ruskin, John Wrottesley, 1st Baron Wrottesley, Lammot du Pont I, Mediumship, Mervyn Peake, Moons of Uranus, Natural rubber, Newcomb's Tables of the Sun, Phrenology, Portsmouth, Professor Moriarty, Pseudoscience, Psychic, Pyramid pool, Rochester Grammar School, Royal Artillery, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Samuel Burdon Ellis, Séance, Scarlet fever, Sebastian Moran, Simon Newcomb, Society for Psychical Research, ..., Southsea, Spirit photography, Staffordshire, The Boy's Own Paper, The Eclectic Review, The Spectator, Theosophy (Blavatskian), Thomas Belt, Waltham Abbey (town), Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, Whist, White's, William Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple, William Gregory (chemist), William Henry Preece, William Howitt, William Lowthian Green, William Stainton Moses, Wort, Xhosa Wars. Expand index (20 more) »

A Journey in Other Worlds

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894.

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Adam Worth

Adam Worth (18448 January 1902) was a German-born American criminal.

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Agnes Guppy-Volckman

Agnes Guppy-Volckman (1838–1917) was a British spiritualist medium.

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Alfred Burdon Ellis

Alfred Burdon Ellis (1852–1894) was a British Army officer and ethnographer, known for his writings on West Africa.

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Alfred Percy Sinnett

Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January 1840, in London – 26 June 1921) was an English author and theosophist.

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Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey

Admiral Sir Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey KCB (25 July 1827 – 22 October 1922) was a Royal Navy officer who served in the nineteenth century.

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Anna Mary Howitt

Anna Mary Howitt (married name Anna Mary Watts, 15 January 1824 – 23 July 1884) was an English painter, writer and feminist.

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Apport (paranormal)

In parapsychology and spiritualism, an apport is the alleged paranormal transference of an article from one place to another, or an appearance of an article from an unknown source that is often associated with poltergeist activity or séances.

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.

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Augustus De Morgan

Augustus De Morgan (27 June 1806 – 18 March 1871) was a British mathematician and logician.

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Axial tilt

In astronomy, axial tilt, also known as obliquity, is the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane.

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Broadlands

Broadlands is an English country house, located in the civil parish of Romsey Extra, near the town of Romsey in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England.

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Camille Flammarion

Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author.

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Carbon disulfide

Carbon disulfide is a colorless volatile liquid with the formula CS2.

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Chatham, Kent

Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.

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College of Psychic Studies

The College of Psychic Studies (founded in 1884 as the London Spiritualist Alliance) is a non-profit organisation based in South Kensington, London.

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Cue sports

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as.

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Daniel Dunglas Home

Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced Hume; 20 March 183321 June 1886) was a Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will.

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Expanding Earth

The expanding Earth or growing Earth hypothesis asserts that the position and relative movement of continents is at least partially due to the volume of Earth increasing.

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Faversham

Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England.

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George Darwin

Sir George Howard Darwin, KCB, FRS, FRSE (9 July 1845 – 7 December 1912) was an English barrister and astronomer.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, officially known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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John Morley

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, (24 December 1838 – 23 September 1923) was a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor.

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John Richardson (author)

John Richardson (4 October 1796 – 12 May 1852) was a British Army officer and the first Canadian-born novelist to achieve international recognition.

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John Ruskin

John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.

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John Wrottesley, 1st Baron Wrottesley

John Wrottesley, 1st Baron Wrottesley (4 October 1771 – 16 March 1841), known as Sir John Wrottesley, 9th Baronet, from 1787 to 1838, was a British soldier and Member of Parliament.

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Lammot du Pont I

Lammot du Pont I (April 13, 1831 – March 29, 1884) was a chemist and a key member of the du Pont family and its company in the mid-19th century.

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Mediumship

Mediumship is the practice of certain people—known as mediums—to purportedly mediate communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings.

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Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Laurence Peake (9 July 1911 – 17 November 1968) was an English writer, artist, poet, and illustrator.

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Moons of Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet of the Solar System; it has 27 known moons, all of which are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

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Natural rubber

Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water.

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Newcomb's Tables of the Sun

Newcomb's Tables of the Sun is the short title and running head of a work by the American astronomer and mathematician Simon Newcomb entitled "Tables of the Motion of the Earth on its Axis and Around the Sun" on pages 1–169 of "Tables of the Four Inner Planets" (1895), volume VI of the serial publication Astronomical Papers Prepared for the Use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac.

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Phrenology

Phrenology is a pseudomedicine primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.

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Professor Moriarty

Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character in some of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual, but are incompatible with the scientific method.

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Psychic

A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses, particularly involving telepathy or clairvoyance, or who performs acts that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws.

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Pyramid pool

Pyramid pool, also called pyramids, was a form of pocket billiards (pool) mainly played in the 19th century.

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Rochester Grammar School

Rochester Grammar School (known as Rochester Grammar School for Girls until 2006) is a grammar school for the education of girls between the ages of 11 and 18.

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Royal Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army.

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Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is a learned society that began as the Astronomical Society of London in 1820 to support astronomical research (mainly carried on at the time by 'gentleman astronomers' rather than professionals).

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Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

The Royal Military Academy (RMA) at Woolwich, in south-east London, was a British Army military academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers.

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Samuel Burdon Ellis

General Sir Samuel Burdon Ellis (1787 – 10 March 1865) was a senior Royal Marines officer.

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Séance

A séance or seance is an attempt to communicate with spirits.

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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a disease which can occur as a result of a group A ''streptococcus'' (group A strep) infection.

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Sebastian Moran

Colonel Sebastian Moran is a character in the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Simon Newcomb

Simon Newcomb (March 12, 1835 – July 11, 1909) was a Canadian–American astronomer, applied mathematician and autodidactic polymath, who was Professor of Mathematics in the U.S. Navy and at Johns Hopkins.

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Society for Psychical Research

The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a nonprofit organisation in the United Kingdom.

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Southsea

Southsea is a seaside resort and geographic area, located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island, Hampshire, England.

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Spirit photography

Spirit photography is a type of photography whose primary attempt is to capture images of ghosts and other spiritual entities, especially in ghost hunting and has a strong history dating back to the late 19th century.

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Staffordshire

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

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The Boy's Own Paper

The Boy's Own Paper was a British story paper aimed at young and teenage boys, published from 1879 to 1967.

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The Eclectic Review

The Eclectic Review was a British periodical published monthly during the first half of the 19th century aimed at highly literate readers of all classes.

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The Spectator

The Spectator is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs.

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Theosophy (Blavatskian)

Theosophy is an esoteric religious movement established in the United States during the late nineteenth century.

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Thomas Belt

Thomas Belt (1832 – 21 September 1878), an English geologist and naturalist, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1832, and educated in that city.

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Waltham Abbey (town)

Waltham Abbey is a suburban market town in the Epping Forest District of Essex, the metropolitan area of London, and the Greater London Urban Area.

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Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, (ERIH), set in of parkland and containing 21 buildings of major historical importance, mixes history, science, and attractive surroundings.

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Whist

Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was widely played in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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White's

White's is a gentleman's club in St James's, London, regarded as one of the most exclusive of its kind.

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William Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple

William Francis Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple PC (13 December 1811 – 16 October 1888), known as William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper") before 1869 and as William Cowper-Temple between 1869 and 1880, was a British Liberal statesman.

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William Gregory (chemist)

William Gregory FRCPE FRSE FCS (25 December 1803 – 24 April 1858) was a Scottish physician and chemist.

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William Henry Preece

Sir William Henry Preece KCB FRS (15 February 1834 – 6 November 1913) was a Welsh electrical engineer and inventor.

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William Howitt

William Howitt (18 December 1792 – 3 March 1879), was a prolific English writer on history and other subjects.

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William Lowthian Green

William Lowthian Green (13 September 1819 – 7 December 1890) was an English adventurer and merchant who later became cabinet minister in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

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William Stainton Moses

William Stainton Moses (1839–1892) was an English cleric and spiritualist medium.

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Wort

Wort is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky.

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Xhosa Wars

The Xhosa Wars (also known as the Cape Frontier Wars, or Africa's 100 Years War) were a series of nine wars or flare-ups (from 1779 to 1879) between the Xhosa tribes and European settlers in what is now the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

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