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Author. B. June 27, 1874, Toronto, Canada; d. February 23, 1959, Hartford, Connecticut. B.A., 1895, M.A., Trinity College, University of Toronto; graduate work, University of Toronto, Harvard University. M. 1897, Lauretta Augusta Bowers (d. 1941). Newspaperman, Toronto Week, 1895; Toronto Star, 1896; American Press Association, New York, 1897-1903; editor, New York Tribue Review, 1903-4; staff contributor, Outlook, 1904-15; writer of syndicated column on applied psychology, Associated Newspapers, 1915-27; lecturer on psychology, education, sociology. Fellow: American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Boston Browning Society (served as president); American Sociey for Psychical Research (trustee); Boston Society for Psychic Research (served as director of research); Boston Symposium (served as president); member: Author's Club (served as president), Algonquin Club.

Mr. Bruce was interested in all phases of parapsychology, but especially in telepathy, survival of bodily death, and ghosts and poltergeists. He was author of a number of books on psychical research, psychology, adn American history, including Historic, Ghosts, and Ghost Hunters (1905); Riddle of Personality (1908; 6th ed., 1920); Romance of American Expansion (1909); Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Road (1910); Scientific Mental Healing (1912); 1928); Advernturing in the Psychical (1914); Psychology and Parenthood; Handicaps of Childhood (1917); Nerve Control and How to Gain It (1918; 10th ed., 1934); Self-Development (1921; 1927; 1933); Your Growing Child (1927).

Mr. Bruse was a frequent contributor to Tomorrow magazine. His articles, which dealt both with the history of parapsychology and with his own psychic experiences, included "The Challenging Riddle" (Vol. 3, No. 4, Summe 1955); "Telepahy in Our Lives" (Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring 1957); "Poltergeist" (Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1958); "Four Who Pioneered" (Vol. 6, No. 4, Autumn 1958).

Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications



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