Fowler, Lottie (1836–1899)
Professional name of Charlotte Connolly, American clairvoyant
and medical diagnoser. While biographical details are
scarce, Fowler attained brief fame during a trip to England in
1872. During this tour, in April 1872, she initially introduced
Stainton Moses to Spiritualism. Florence Marryat often acted
as transcriptionist for Fowler in taking down trance answers to
letters as dictated by ‘‘Annie,’’ her German guide. According to
Marryat, Fowler was consulted by physicians of the court at the
time of the Prince of Wales’s dangerous illness, and from the
beginning predicted his recovery.
It was through her mediumship that the body of the late
Master of Lindsay of Balcarres, which had been stolen from
the family vault, was eventually recovered. She predicted a
London riot and the Tay Bridge disaster. Among her more unusual
stories, in Medium and Daybreak (1872), is her claim that
on February 17, 1872, she was paranormally transported from
a bus near Oxford Circus, London, to an apartment in Bloomsbury,
about three miles away.
Sources
‘‘Fritz.’’ Where Are the Dead London, 1873.
Hellenbach, Baron. Eine Philosophie des Gesunden Menschenverstandes.
N.p., 1876.
Marryat, Florence. The Spirit World. London, 1894.
———. There is No Death. London, 1892. Reprint, New
York Causeway Books, 1973.