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With this type of darkness, and knowing of the seance, and his friends the mesmerist and occultist, it would be interesting to try look up the W. D. Christie article as well. From the edition from Hort's son.

1 A good account of the Club, whose proper name is the ‘ Cambridge Conversazione Society,’ is given in Mr. Leslie Stephen’s Life of Sir J. Fitzjames Stephen (pp. 99 foil.); he refers to a historical article by Mr. W. D. Christie in Macmillan's Magazine for November 1864. A description of it was given recently by the late Hon. Roden Noel in the New Review. This paper contained some very inaccurate statements about Hort, for which Mr. Roden Noel afterwards expressed his regret. p. 171


However, the statements seem to be by Roden Noel in the New Review, not the Christie article, which we can see here.

William Dougal Christie (1816–1874) was a British diplomat, politician, and man of letters.

MacMillan's Magazine
"The Cambridge Apostles" By W. D. Christie.... .......18
Littell's Living Age

Journal Article
A Victorian Intellectual Elite: Records of the Cambridge Apostles, 1820-77 (1989)
Peter Allen
Roden Noel, "The Cambridge 'Apostles,' " New Review 8 (1893), 560, recruitment by F. J. A. Hort,