W. Whately Carington

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W. Whately Carington
Born Walter Whately Smith
3 August 1892(1892-08-03)
Kensington, London, England, U.K.
Died 2 March 1947 (54)
Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England, U.K.
Alma mater Eton College; King's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1914; M.A., 1920; M.Sc., 192-)
Affiliations Society for Psychical Research
Spouse(s) Marie Charlotte Elisabeth Saelde Hadwig [Hedda] Rückert (m. 1938)

Walter Whately Carington (August 3, 1892 - March 2, 1947), also known as W. Whately Smith (until 1933),[i] was a British psychic researcher interested in the question of life-after-death and telepathy.

Selected Bibliography

as Smith

as Carington

  • Carington, Whately (1933), The Death of Materialism, London: G. Allen & Unwin 
  • Carington, Whately (1934), Three Essays on Consciousness, London: London Forum 
  • Carington, Whately (1935), The Meaning of 'Survival', London: Society for Psychical Research 
  • Carington, Whately (1945), Telepathy: An Outline of its Facts, Theory, and Implications, London: Methuen 
  • Carington, Whately (1949), Matter, Mind and Meaning, London: Methuen 



  1. In his early forties, Smith adopted the surname Carington, derived from Carentan, a region of Normandy where he traced a Brittonic ancestry.