Soule, Minnie Meserve (d. 1936)
Trance medium of the American Society for Psychical Research,
known in early experiments under the pseudonym
‘‘Mrs. Chenoweth.’’ For many years J. H. Hyslop made interesting
tests in cases of obsession with her mediumship. She
produced excellent trance phenomena, similar to those of
Leonora Piper. Soule was controlled by ‘‘Imperator’’ and ‘‘Sunbeam,’’
the spirit of a child.
In the publications of the Boston Society for Psychic Research,
an interesting record of séances narrates the experiences
of Lydia W. Allison, with supplementary material by
Walter Franklin Prince, under the title Leonard and Soule Experiments
in Psychical Research (1929). An earlier work, Spirit Messages
(Rochester, 1914), dedicated to the medium Hiram Corson
of Cornell University, recorded unique communications
received through Soule, apparently from Robert and Elizabeth
Barrett Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow, and many other eminent minds.
Sources
Allison, Lydia W. Leonard and Soule Experiments in Psychical
Research. Boston Boston Society for Psychic Research, 1929.
Thomas, John F. Beyond Normal Cognition. Boston Boston
Society for Psychic Research, 1937.

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