Frederic W. H. Myers, The Subliminal Consciousness, Arno Press, 1976


June 26th, 1882.

Had a sitting at planchette with Mrs. R. this morning. Planchette said there was a spirit there who thought he could draw if we wished it. We said we should be glad if he would try. Accordingly P. made a rude attempt at a hand an arm proceeding from an embattled wall and holding a sword. A second attempt made the subject clearer. P. said it was meant for a test. The spirit signed it "J. G.," no connection of any of ours, he said. We gradually elicted that his name was John Gurwood, who was wounded in the Peninsula—in 1810, and killed himself on Christmas Day, 1845. It was not the wound, but the pen that did it.