Swain, Marcia M. (1819–1900)
Voice medium of a rescue circle in Buffalo from 1875 to
1900 under the direction of Leander Fisher, a music teacher
and medium. Daniel E. Bailey, a wealthy man, took interest in
the work and at his death made provision for the support of
Swain for the rest of her life. She was never a public medium
and did not give séances for money. The activity of the rescue
circle was largely devoted to making the dead realize their true
Bailey, D. E. Thoughts from the Inner Life. Boston, 1886.