Borderland, a Quarterly Review and Index of Psychic Phenomena (1893-97 periodical)

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Borderland

A Quarterly Review and
Index of Psychic Phenomena
Editor in Chief William Thomas Stead
Frequency Quarterly
First issue July 1893
Final issue October 1897
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Borderland, A Quarterly Review and Index of Psychic Phenomena (1893 - 1897) was an English periodical, collecting psychic and spiritualist materials, edited by William Thomas Stead with assistant editor Ada Goodrich Freer. The items under review included subjects ranging from spirit communication (and photography) to Martian life to chiromancy, though typically focusing on Spiritualist investigations.

In Stead's own words, Borderland was intended "to be exclusively devoted to the study of the phenomena which lie on the borderland which Science has hitherto, for the most part, contemptuously relegated to Superstition," [1] and, further, "to democratise... the study of the spook." [2]

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  1. From the Nelson Evening Mail for August 25, 1893, pg. 4: "Interview with Mr. Stead" (natlib.govt.nz)
  2. Joseph O. Baylen, from Victorian Periodicals Newsletter No. 4, [Vol. 2, No. 1] (Apr. 1969), pp. 30-35: "W. T. Stead's 'Borderland: A Quarterly Review and Index of Psychic Phenomena', 1893-97" (jstor.org)