Thomas Sawyer Spivey

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Thomas Sawyer Spivey
Born 27 February 1856(1856-02-27)
Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois
Died 7 November 1938 (81)[1]
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nationality American
Alma mater Cumberland Presbyterian College, Illinois, B.A. (1879)
Known for Self-published texts on religious and occult matters
Spouse(s) Dorothy Hermine Kleine (m. 1917)[2]

Thomas Sawyer Spivey (February 27, 1856 - November 7, 1938) was an American author of occult texts, religio-political manifestos, and novels, and may have been the partial basis for Mark Twain's character Tom Sawyer.

Selected Bibliography

  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1903), Lavius Egyptus; or, The Unveiling of the Pythagorean Senate, Cincinnati, O.: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1903), Lavius Egyptus: Lectures in The Pythagorean Senate, in The Temple of the Oracle of Dodona, Cincinnati, O.: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1905), Autobiography of a Johnny: Edited by One Who Knew Him Well, New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1911), The Seven Sons of Ballyhack, New York: The Cosmopolitan Press 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1912), The Caverns of Crail: A Novel, New York: The Cosmopolitan Press 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1925), The Revelation: An expose of the Christian exploitation of mankind, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1925), Visible Evolution, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1926), The Last of the Gnostic Masters: A Novel, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1927), Christianity and Mythology, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1928), National Insanity: A Virulent Disease, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer, The End of Human Endeavor, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer, Is This a Dying World?, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer, Speculative Anthropology, Beverly Hills, California: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Reywas, Mot [pseud.] (1935), The Awakening of The Sixth Sense: A Look into the Great Unknown, Shawneetown, Illinois: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 
  • Spivey, Thomas Sawyer (1935), The Last Word, Shawneetown, Illinois: Thomas Sawyer Spivey 

References

  1. "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZC7-92R : accessed 6 June 2016), Thomas Sawyer Spivey, 07 Nov 1938; citing Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, reference fn 64226; FHL microfilm 2,023,669.
  2. "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23CW-82B : accessed 6 June 2016), Thomas Sawyer Spivey and Dorothy Hermine Kleine, 1917.