Photograph Courtesy of Ms. Janice Hamilton.
This photograph depicts Dr. T. Glen Hamilton, Mrs. Lillian Hamilton and family, at Winnipeg, in December 1934. Included, clockwise from upper left, are: Glen Jr., Jim, Lillian, Glen Sr., and Margaret.
A medical doctor, politician and psychical researcher, Thomas Glendenning Hamilton was born in 1873 at Agincourt, Ontario, and died in 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
T. Glen Hamilton and his wife Lillian, together with many prominent members of Winnipeg society (doctors, lawyers, clergymen, etc.), investigated psychic phenomena including table-tilting and ectoplasmic manifestations. Their careful, systematic approach gained them an international reputation.
In 2012, Shaw TV in Winnipeg interviewed SRIC’s Walter Meyer zu Erpen on the subject and the records housed at the University of Manitoba:
Following Dr. Hamilton’s death, his widow and children published three books about the family’s psychical research experiments.
Now, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections and with the permission of the copyright holders, the Survival Research Institute of Canada has paid to digitize and create searchable PDF versions of the 1942 and 1969 editions of the Hamilton books.
In recognition of the costs incurred to make these digital books available, please consider making a charitable donation to the T.G. Hamilton Memorial Research Fund. After entering your contact information, click on the drop-down menu to select the T.G. Hamilton fund. Monies raised will be used to help preserve the Hamilton collection and to promote further research.
You can download a free copy of those out-of-print books from the university’s website:
T. Glen Hamilton (1942), edited by J.D. Hamilton. Intention and Survival: Psychical Research Studies and the Bearing of Intentional Actions by Trance Personalities on the Problem of Human Survival. Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, xviv, 292 pp.
Margaret Lillian Hamilton (1969). Is Survival A Fact?: Studies of Deep-Trance Automatic Scripts and the Bearing of Intentional Actions by the Trance Personalities on the Question of Human Survival. London: Psychic Press Ltd., 160 pp.
T. Glen Hamilton (1977), edited by Margaret Lillian Hamilton. Intention and Survival: Psychical Research Studies and the Bearing of Intentional Actions by Trance Personalities on the Problem of Human Survival. London: Regency Press Ltd., xxxix; 216 pp.