M. L. Sherman

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M. L. Sherman
Born 1809
Died 9 July 1889 (80) [1]
Adrian City, Lenawee, Michigan
Burial Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Michigan
Nationality American
Known for Trance mediumship
Noted work(s) The Hollow Globe; or the World's Agitator and Reconciler (with William F. Lyon, 1871)

Manly L. Sherman (1809 - 1889) was an American physician and Spiritualist trance medium, notably the co-author/source of books with William F. Lyon, including The Hollow Globe (1871), in which it is claimed that the "globe is constructed in the form of a hollow sphere, and that the interior surface which is a beautiful world in a more highly developed condition than the exterior, is accessible by a circuitous and spirally formed aperture that may be found in the unexplored open Polar Sea, and this opening affords easy navigation, by a broad and deep channel leading from one surface to the other," etc.[H]

Selected Bibliography


  1. "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), M. L. Sherman, 09 Jul 1889; citing p 137 rn 1271, Adrian City, Lenawee, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,636.