c1960s LARGE ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PAGES ALONGSIDE THE ORIGINAL RESEARCH THAT INSPIRED THEM BY ONE OF ENGLAND’S MOST NOTED AND CONTROVERSIAL JOURNALIST, ANTHROPOLOGIST AND AUTHOR

By: PETER HAINING

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On offer is an exceptional and huge archive of material used by British journalist, author and anthologist Peter Haining of Suffolk, England. Included is a tremendous amount of material that offer a deep glimpse into the mind and work of one of England’s most noted and controversial figures of the 1960s and 70s. The material in this archive was most probably used for newspaper articles in the 1960s as well as the work Haining was doing with on satanic cults and sects. Haining did write a number of books on cults near the end of his life. The archive involves many different manuscript pages, sometimes handwritten but mostly typed with written corrections, alongside newspaper clippings and research into English-language reports on cults, sects, satanic rituals and more. The main portion of the archive is the typewritten manuscript containing reports on over 10 different sects cults that Haining was researching. The main title of these reports appears to be “The Strange Ones: A Report on Britain’s Growing ‘Underworld’ of Sects and Cults by Peter Haining. The synopsis suggests there are two groups of sects called the Kinky (interested in black magic and other offbeat, weird and sometimes dangerous cults) and the Seekers, who search for better lives. The chapters all typewritten with corrections and fastened with paper clips are as follows: 'From the East', (the Whirling Dervishes, the Disciples of Tiki and the British Polynesians), 11 pages; two copies of 'The Happy People', one 8 pages long, the other 7 pages. One of the copies is heavily edited, while the other contains no corrections; 'The Flying Saucer People', 18 pages; 'The Exclusives' 16 pages, minor edits throughout; 'The British Polynesians', 4 pages, very minor edits; 'The Firewalkers'., 8 pages., fairly heavy edits; 'Wife Swop Sects', 12 pages, heavily edited; 'King of the World' (Homer A. Tomlinson) and 'Political Leaders of the World' (Elsie and Christine Klingelhoefer), 8 pages, almost entirely unedited; 'The Nameless Ones', 6 pages, almost entirely unedited, with two pastedown newspaper cuttings (Malvern Cholmondeley). The research for all this include various newspaper articles relating to firewalking, the Church of Odin, Satanism, Malvern Cholmondeley and the Association of Time and Scientific Research and two about the polygamous Eric Smith of the Full Revival and Healing Crusade (almost all from the early 1960s). A brown card envelope (38cm x 30cm) contains a typed signed letter (with two notes in Haining's hand) written from Benny Scott on headed typing paper from “The Novelty Trading Co. Ltd., 53 Hanover Street, Kingston, Jamaica” to “Mr H. P. Tanner, New English Library Ltd., Barnard's Inn, Holborn, London”, dated 14th June 1971 and consisting of about 150 words in which Scott says that Pocomania would have 'a good local appeal.' He suggests a non-fiction lively approach with illustrations. Scott goes on to say that all Jamaicans have heard of Pocomania but few have been present at their ritualistic meetings. He describes how he and his brothers followed the sound of their drums at night, 'Once in the woods, we would shower them with firecrackers shot from slingshots.' Also included: 'Pocomaniacs' 2 pages in length, written in Haining's hand on ruled paper; a photocopy of 'The Court of the Profane', an early work of poetry by Aleister Crowley, 4 pages (double-page) numbered 167-171 and 196-197; 'Cautions for Devil Worship in Britain', 3 pages, typewritten with corrections; 'Chapter Ten', 5 pages, dated May 1971 by Peter Haining and A. V. Sellwood, typewritten with corrections; a handwritten letter from C. H. Hillingale addressed from The Red House, Loughton dated January 10, 1961 to the Editor of the West Essex Gazette and consisting of about 110 words with Peter Haining's newspaper article 'I Visit a Spiritualist Sanctuary' attached. The sender suggests Haining comes to his house, 'I can promise him an evening that will really give him something to think about' and assures him he is not a crank and does not want publicity; the 'Occult Gazette: Truth Through Universal Eyes', 37th issue, September 1963. 16 pages, and a photocopy taken from 'The East Anglian Magazine', October 1960, 7 pages, includes 'One Good Turn' by Allan Jobson, 'The Witch of Hethel' by Joyce Rushen, and 'The Strange Art of Wart-Charming' by Theodora Coltman. There are newspaper cuttings relating to the death of Graham Bond (the pop star who dabbled in black magic), Satan worshippers, a sailor's mystery death having seen the film of 'The Exorcist', a seance held to reveal the truth about the death of the actress Natalie Wood, the Hellfire Club, David Farrant high priest of British witchcraft and many others. A book entitled “Devil Worship in Britain” by Haining and A.V. Sellwood was published in 1964 and included is a 3 typed pages, with handwritten corrections, entitled “Captions for DEVIL WORSHIP IN BRITAIN”. This archive is an absolute treasure trove of fascinating and curious insights, both into cults and sects around the world, but also into the mind and work of one of England’s most noted and controversial anthropologists and authors. (Background: Born in Enfield, Middlesex, in 1940 Haining began his career as a reporter in Essex and then moved to London where he worked on a trade magazine before joining the publishing house of New English Library. Haining achieved the position of Editorial Director before becoming a full-time writer in the early 1970s. He edited a large number of anthologies, predominantly of horror and fantasy short stories, wrote non-fiction books on a variety of topics from the Channel Tunnel to Sweeney Todd and also used the pen names "Ric Alexander" and "Richard Peyton" on a number of crime story anthologies. Haining became one of Britain's leading authorities on horror, and particularly on early Gothic and the classic English ghost story. In the 1970s, when 19th-century Gothic fiction was hard to find, Haining's compilations were often the only available source of such material for the general reader. In the Seventies he wrote three novels, including The Hero (1973), which was optioned for filming. In two controversial books, Haining argued that Sweeney Todd was a real historical figure who committed his crimes around 1800, was tried in December 1801, and was hanged in January 1802. However, other researchers who have tried to verify his citations find nothing in these sources to back Haining's claims. Strong reservations have also been expressed regarding the reliability of another of Haining's influential non-fiction works, The Legend and Bizarre Crimes of Spring Heeled Jack. He died in 2007.); Manuscript; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, PETER HAINING, CULTS, SECTS, UNDERGROUND SOCIETIES, RITUALS, STRANGE ONES, SATANISM, DEVIL WORSHIP, BLACK MAGIC, TYPEWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT, MIND OF A WRITER, POCOMANIA, RESEARCH FOR A WRITER, A.V. 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Title: c1960s LARGE ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PAGES ALONGSIDE THE ORIGINAL RESEARCH THAT INSPIRED THEM BY ONE OF ENGLAND’S MOST NOTED AND CONTROVERSIAL JOURNALIST, ANTHROPOLOGIST AND AUTHOR

Author Name: PETER HAINING

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, All, 20th Century Ephemera,

Publisher: SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM UK, 1960

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0009074

Keywords: Keywords: History Of Peter Haining CULTS SECTS Underground Societies RITUALS Strange Ones SATANISM Devil Worship