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Holden, Ida

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 1083
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Holden, Ida
Date(s): 1939-1989
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Holden | Ida | fl 1962-1987
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Ida Holden retired from her job at Mirror Group Newspapers in 1959 and from then onwards began to experience thought transference that she believed were from Cecil King and Lord Northcliffe.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection including 30 envelopes of negatives showing the demolition of Geraldine and various sites and railway stations around London: manuscript and typescript notes on index cards and envelopes recording information on Cecil King and Lord Northcliffe, and on thought transference messages allegedly received from them; 2 boxes of audio tapes of radio interviews with Cecil King and Lord Northcliffe and of programmes on thought transference and Extra Sensory Perception; books entitled When Men Talk Truth and Lord Northcliffe's Return by Hannen Swaffer, both annotated by Holden (n.d.).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

No further arrangement at present.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research

Conditions governing reproduction:

No documents may be photocopied at present.

Finding aids:

Box listed. A pdf copy is attached to the collection level description on the University of London Research Library Services archives catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The material was donated to the Institute of Psychiatry by Ida Holden's niece, Ms P.Owens. The collection was forwarded to Senate House Library shortly afterwards.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers. Updated by Richard Temple

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2004.

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