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About The Archive

A student of law, mysticism and the occult, Archibald Wellington was a leading figure in the search for esoteric and arcane knowledge throughout his life. Over many years of travel and study, he accumulated a substantial collection of manuscripts and artifacts pertaining to unorthodox religious practices and the unexplained. Later in life, Wellington settled in Chicago and became a self-professed patron of unexplained phenomena, giving birth to the Wellington Archive for the Strange and Curious. Following his death in 1956, his family began cataloguing the many pieces of evidence connected with the supernatural and occult he amassed over his lifetime. The work of recording and archiving the strange and curious continues to this day and remains a chief mission of the archive and its team of specialists. In conjunction with the Wellington Archive, the Parenthetical Review is now working to make the collection available to the public.