Katherine Fox

Standard Name: Fox, Katherine
Used Form: Kate Fox
Used Form: Kathe

Connections

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Cultural formation Mary Howitt
During the 1850s, following the death of their schoolboy son Claude, MH and her husband experimented with spiritualism. MH received on one occasion a spirit message from Claude.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
148, 210-11
This was the decade when...
Cultural formation Margery Lawrence
ML accepted the spiritualist belief that there are levels of existence in the afterlife, or the Other Side, the lowest being the astral plane. One's plane on the Other Side, she maintained...
Cultural formation Susanna Moodie
During visits from spiritualist Kate Fox , SM and her husband received communications from both dead fathers and a dead friend, Anna Laura Harral .
Thurston, John. “‘The Casket of Truth’: The Social Significance of Susanna Moodie’s Spiritual Dilemmas”. Canadian Poetry.
14
Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Viking, 1999.
241, 246
Cultural formation Susanna Moodie
SM had a lifelong interest in topics such as phrenology, mesmerism, animal magnetism, and clairvoyance, even before she met the renowned spiritualists, the Foxsisters . The Moodies attended lectures on these topics at the...
Friends, Associates Susanna Moodie
Throughout the fall of 1855, SM kept up a constant correspondence with Kate Fox .
Thurston, John. “‘The Casket of Truth’: The Social Significance of Susanna Moodie’s Spiritual Dilemmas”. Canadian Poetry.
14
In the summer of 1856 John Moodie met the Fox sisters in New York, and both he and...

Timeline

1848
American teenagers Kathe and Margaret Fox developed a system for communicating with spirits living in their house; this initiated the spiritualist movement.
1867
Spiritualism received a blow when rumours of Kate Fox 's drinking problems reached England.
1888
After dominating the spiritualist field for forty years, the famous American sisters Margaret and Kate Fox announced that their abilites had been completely fraudulent