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Bathurst, Ann (b. c. 1638, d. in or before 1704), diarist and prophet

Sylvia Bowerbank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 840 words.

Bathurst, Ann (b. c. 1638, d. in or before 1704), diarist and prophet, is of unknown parentage. What little is known of her origins is found in the eight-page autobiography...

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Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 201 words.

Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London,...

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Crowley, Aleister [formerly Edward Alexander] (1875–1947), author and occultist

Ronald Decker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 2064 words.

Crowley, Aleister [formerly Edward Alexander] (1875–1947), author and occultist, was born on 12 October 1875 at 30 Clarendon Square, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the elder child of Emily...

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Cummins, Geraldine Dorothy (1890–1969), writer and medium

Maria Luddy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 651 words.

Cummins, Geraldine Dorothy (1890–1969), writer and medium, was born on 24 January 1890 at 17 St Patrick's Place, Cork city, the fifth of eleven children of Dr (William E.) Ashley Cummins,...

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Grierson, Francis

Lynn Altenbernd.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Voice; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1204 words.

Grierson, Francis (18 September 1848–29 May 1927), musician, writer, and mystic, was born Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard in Birkenhead, England, the son of Joseph Shepard and Emily...

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Heard, Gerald

James R. Lewis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 732 words.

Heard, Gerald (06 October 1889–14 August 1971), writer and mystic, was born Henry Fitzgerald Heard in London, England, the son of Henry James Heard, a clergyman, and Maud Bannatyne. He...

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Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 687 words.

Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker, can probably be identified as the fourth son of Richard Hopton of Hopton, Shropshire, gentleman, and his wife, Anne, daughter...

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Jefferies, (John) Richard (1848–1887), writer and mystic

Andrew Rossabi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 3152 words.

Jefferies, (John) Richard (1848–1887), writer and mystic, was born on 6 November 1848 at the Jefferies Farm at Coate, in the parish of Chiseldon, near Swindon in Wiltshire, the first son...

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Jennings, (John) Hargrave (bap. 1815, d. 1890), writer and occultist

Peter Maxwell-Stuart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 1050 words.

Jennings, (John) Hargrave (bap. 1815, d. 1890), writer and occultist, was born in London, where he was baptized at St Pancras on 9 April 1815, the son of John Jennings, architect, and his...

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Jinner, Sarah (fl. 1658–1664), compiler of almanacs and medical practitioner

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health; Literature; Publishing. 1189 words.

Jinner, Sarah (fl. 1658–1664), compiler of almanacs and medical practitioner, has left no trace of her family or background and is known only through the pioneering series of almanacs she...

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