Finding Aid for the John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures, 1903-1943

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures
Date (inclusive): 1903-1943
Collection number: 1141
Creator: Bangs, John A.
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: George Edwin Burnell (1863-1948) was a religious educator, and an authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature. Mimeographed transcripts of his lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions. He was also the president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and San Joaquin Farms Company, and a member of the Jonathan Club. The collection consists of several hundred typewritten reports of lectures given by Burnell and his wife Mary Lamoreaux Burnell. Lecture titles include “Experience,” “Intellect,” “Healing,” “Wealth,” and “Virtue.”
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

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  • Gift of Mrs. William T. Oday, 1973.
  • Collection originally assembled by John A. Bangs.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures (Collection 1141). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462286 

Biography

Burnell was born in Connecticut in 1863; moved to California, where he became known as a religious educator and authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature; held classes at his home in Arcadia; mimeographed transcripts of his hundreds of lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions; his wife, Mary, also lectured; he was president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and San Joaquin Farms Company, member of the Jonathan Club; died in 1948.

Biographical Narrative

Burnell was a religious educator and an authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature. Classes met regularly at his home at 290 Foothill Blvd., Arcadia, California In addition, he was president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and the San Joaquin Farms Company, a member of the Jonathan Club, and an active participant in the business community. Mimeographed transcripts of his hundreds of lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions as evidenced by examples in the collection of variant settings.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of several hundred typewritten reports of lectures given by George Edwin Burnell and his wife Mary Lamoreaux Burnell. Lecture titles include “Experience,” “Intellect,” “Healing,” “Wealth,” and “Virtue.”

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Religious lectures by George Edwin Burnell
  2. Religious lectures by Mary Lamoreaux Burnell.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Burnell, George Edwin.
Burnell, Mary Lamoreaux, 1871-1949.
Lecturers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Religious educators--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Metaphysics--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Lectures.


Container List

 

Lectures by George Edwin Burnell Bulk, 1905-1944 1892-1949

Physical Description: 22 boxes
Box 1

Freedom of Life: Introduction Lecture Nos: 1-7 1905.

Box 1

Freedom of Life: “Intelligence” Lecture Nos: 1-3 1905.

Box 1

“Intellect: The Christ Principle” Lecture Nos: 1-12 1905.

Box 1

“Parables” Lecture Nos: 1-14 1905.

Box 1

“Permission” Lecture Nos: 1, 2 1905.

Box 1

“Pistis Sophia” Lecture Nos: 1-3 1905.

Box 1

“Experience” Lecture Nos: 1-3 1905.

Box 1

“Rocking Stone” Lecture Nos: 1-7 1905.

Box 2

“Healing” Lecture Nos: 1-6 1905.

Box 2

“Wealth” Lecture Nos: 1-11 1905.

Box 2

“Tragedy” Lecture Nos: 1-3 1905.

Box 2

“Rational Empire” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1905.

Box 2

“Luminous Areas” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1905.

Box 3

Super-World, Introduction Lecture Nos: 1-9 1905.

Box 3

“Meditation” Lecture Nos: 1-6 1906.

Box 3

“Mountain” Lecture Nos: 1-20 1906.

Box 3

“The Act of God” Lecture Nos: 2-7, 10 1918.

Box 4

“Intuitional Areas” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1906.

Box 4

“Super Justice” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1906.

Box 4

“Authority” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1906.

Box 4

“Intelligence” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1906.

Box 5

“Minerva” Lecture Nos: 1, 2 1904.

Box 5

“Virtue” Lecture Nos: 1-22 1906.

Box 5

“Volitional Empire” Lecture Nos: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 1906.

Box 6

“Volitional Empire” Lecture Nos: 21-40 1906.

Box 6

“Super-Classics” Lecture Nos: 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9, 11-13, 15-20 1906.

Box 7

“Super-Classics” Lecture Nos: 21-26, 28-40 1906-1907.

Box 7

“Vistas Chivalric” Lecture Nos: 1-9 1907.

Box 7

“Aggression” Lecture Nos: 1-15 1907.

Box 8

“Aggression” Lecture Nos: 16-50 1907.

Box 9

“Super-Jurisprudence” Lecture Nos: 1-19, 29-54 1907-1908.

Box 10

“Super-Jurisprudence” Lecture Nos: 55-93, 95, 98, 100 1908.

Box 11

“Flambeaux” Lecture Nos: 1-35 1909.

Box 12

“Flambeaux” Lecture Nos: 39-75 1909-1910.

Box 13

“Flambeaux” Lecture Nos: 76-112 1910.

Box 14

“Ens Rationis” Lecture Nos: 1-31 1911-1912.

Box 15

“Ens Rationis” Lecture Nos: 32-62 1912-1913.

Box 16

“Ens Rationis” Lecture Nos: 63-89 1913-1914.

Box 17

“Ens Rationis” Lecture Nos: 90-100 1914-1915.

Box 17

“Invisible Ascension” (1 lecture) 1912.

Box 17

“Twilights” Lecture Nos: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8-16 1915.

Box 18

“The Miracles of Candidacy” Lecture Nos: 1-5 1922.

Box 18

“Program of Righteousness” Lecture Nos: 23, 29, 30, 38, 42, 46,' 48, 49 1921-1922.

Box 18

“The Super-Invariant” Lecture Nos: 1-3 1920.

Box 18

“Flamingo” Lecture Nos: 20-22, 26 1920.

Box 18

“Auspices” Lecture No: 43 1922.

Box 18

“Stations” Lecture Nos: 5, 6 1919.

Box 18

“Instruction” Lecture No: 9 1918.

Box 18

“The Boiling Pot” Lecture Nos: 1-5 1922.

Box 19

“Chronicle of Reality” Lecture Nos: 1-8, 10-17, 19-39 1922-1923.

Box 20

“Chronicle of Reality” Lecture Nos: 40-53, 55-61, 63-65, 70 1923-1924.

Box 21

“Chronicle of Reality” Lecture Nos: 81-101, 113, 148, 150, 1717, 1924-25 1944.

Box 21

“Permission” Lecture Nos: 1, 2 1905.

Box 21

“Doctrine” Lecture Nos: 6, 14, 22 1919.

Box 21

“Infinite Action” Lecture Nos: 5, 6 1919.

Box 22

“Administry” 1905.

Box 22

“Intellect: The Christ Principle” Lecture No: 7 1905.

Box 22

“Twenty-third Aphorism” 1903.

Box 22

“Aphorisms” 1907.

Box 22

“Candidacy” 1905.

Box 22

“Challenge” 1905.

Box 22

“Churning” 1905.

Box 22

“Cosmic Absorption” [190?].

Box 22

“Crucifixion” 1905.

Box 22

“Doctrine of the Lord” 1904.

Box 22

“Grail Cup” 1905.

Box 22

“Hamlet” 1904.

Box 22

“Indivision” 1905.

Box 22

“Jalalu'ddin” 1905.

Box 22

“Machinery” 1905.

Box 22

“Kapila” 1905.

Box 22

“Merlin” 1905.

Box 22

“Nibblers” 1905.

Box 22

“Nihility” 1905.

Box 22

“Parsifal” 1905.

Box 22

“Pentecost” 1905.

Box 22

“Prophets” 1905.

Box 22

“Realization” 1904.

Box 22

“The Static Theater” 1905.

Box 22

“Theoretical Knowledge” 1905.

Box 22

“Meditation” 1905.

Box 22, Folder 2

Miscellaneous - not Burnell.

Box 22

“Vyasa, the Immortal” 1905.

Box 22, Folder 1

Burnell, George - miscellaneous.

Box 25, Folder 1, item 1

"How to Heal." 1892

Physical Description: Published in New York by Lovell, Gestefeld & Company. 65 page pamphle with handwritten margin notes.
Box 25, Folder 1, item 2

"The Noble Kingdom of Heaven (Inclyta Regna Coelestia). A Lecture Delivered to a Class in the Course: Chronicle of Reality." 1925 December

Physical Description: Third edition, published in Los Angeles. 48 page leather bound pamphlet with handwritten margin notes.
Box 25, Folder 2

"Dreaming True. Lecture Number Twenty-Two in the series Program of Righteousness." 1949

Physical Description: Published in Arcadia, California by the Burnell Foundation. 31 page pamphlet with handwritten margin notes.
Box 25, Folder 3

"Chronicle of Reality 1059: The Truth of Nativity. Sunday Class Lecture by George Edwin Burnell, November 29, 1936." 1967

Physical Description: Published in Arcadia, California by the Burnell Foundation. 26 single faced pages, mimeographed pamphlet.
Graphic materials 25, Folder 7

Signed black and white photograph of George Edwin Burnell Undated

 

Lectures by Mary Lamoreaux-Burnell (unless otherwise noted) 1904-1943

Box 23

“Abundantia” Lecture Nos: 1-6, 9-19 1911.

Box 23

“Apodixis” Lecture Nos: 1-7, 19-23, 27, 37, 43-48, 58, 71, 77, 81, 93, 102, 149, 158, 174, 184 1912-1916.

Box 23

“Health” Lecture Nos: 1-6 1906.

Box 23

“Lessons in Meditation” Lecture Nos: 1, 2 1905.

Box 23

“Lessons on the Axioms,” notes by Elizabeth Freeman Zearing on lessons by Mary L. Burnell.

Box 23

“The Axioms of Reasons,” notes by Elizabeth Freeman Zearing Lecture Nos: 1-5 1904.

Box 24

“Axiometery” Lecture Nos: 1-6 1906.

Box 24

“The Immortal Hypostasis” Lecture Nos: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16-19, 21, 22, 40-57, 62, 67, 70 1911-1912.

Box 24

“Personal Dynamics” Lecture Nos: 1-6 1906.

Box 24

“Immortality” Lecture Nos: 1-6 1908.

Box 24

“Vision” Lecture Nos: 1, 2, 33 1908.

Box 24

“Icons of Idealism” Lecture Nos: 46, 50, 51 1909.

Box 24

“All-Pervading Perfection” 1943.

Box 24, Folder 1

3 price lists of Burnell's lectures (incomplete).

Box 25, Folder 6

"By Virtue of Soul’s Presence: Spiritual Class Lecture by Mary Lamoreaux, May First 1935." 1965

Physical Description: Published in Long Beach, California by Christian Classics Literature. 43 single-faced pages, mimeographed pamphlet.
 

Lectures by Genevieve Burnell 1952-1963

Physical Description: 1 box
Box 24

Special Subjects, lecture by Genevieve Burnell Forgey Lecture No: 14 1943.

Box 25, Folder 4, item 1

"Healing Presupposes Health. Lecture No. 670 in the course Procession of Doctrine." 1963

Physical Description: Published in Sierra Madre, California by Burnell Library of Religious Research. 25 single faced pages, mimeographed pamphlet.
Box 25, Folder 4, item 2

"Presence in Absence. Lecture No. 539 in the series Procession of Doctrine." 1963

Physical Description: Published in Sierra Madre, California by Burnell Library of Religious Research. 34 single faced pages, mimeographed pamphlet.
Box 25, Folder 5

"Memoirs of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell." 1952

Physical Description: Published in Arcadia, California by the Burnell Foundation. 86 page hardcover book with photographs.

Note

Written under the name Genevieve Burnell Foregey.