Robert Francis Kilvert et al. in Weston-super-Mare - 3 September, 1872

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 3 Sept. 1872, page 197:

At 7.30 my Mother and I went to the Assembly rooms to a lecture on craniology and phrenology and mesmerism. A table full of skulls was set out and the lecture was given by a Mr. Hume. We had seen it advertised on the pier. He talked a good deal of wild nonsense and examined the heads of two or three of the audience whose moral and mental qualities he appraised highly. Then began the mesmerism. A number of men came up on the platform from the body of the room and offered themselves to be operated on. They were placed in a semi-circle on chairs sitting with their faces to the wall and their …   more >>
cite as

Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 3 Sept. 1872. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 197. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Weston-super-Mare


Experience Information

Date/Time 3 September, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:26:43 +0000