Category Archives: occult

Magic and Mystical: the Occult materials in the Special Collections

Occult is a word with several meanings.  From the Latin Occultus, it refers to secret, hidden and concealed.  This is not inappropriate for most of the materials in Special Collections, as the vast majority of our materials have been hidden … Continue reading

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Mildred Darby–Anglo-Irish novelist

Mildred Darby started out life as Mildred Henrietta Gordon Dill and grew up in England. She married Jonathan Darby in 1889 and moved to Leap Castle, located in Coolderry, County Offaly, in Ireland. As Mildred settled into life in an … Continue reading

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