Progressive Library & Spiritual Institution
Established by pioneer British Spiritualist James Burns in
1863. The organization included a lending library of several
thousand volumes on Spiritualism and related subjects, with a
reading room and rooms for séances or experiments relating
to Spiritualism.
In addition, the Institution included a publishing department
to assist and promote literature connected with Spiritualism.
These included an edition of the writings of prominent
American Spiritualist Judge Edmonds and the important Report
on Spiritualism of the London Dialectical Society (1872). The
Institution was an influential meeting place for nineteenthcentury
Spiritualists in London.