Cayce Family Collection

Cayce Family Collection


The Edgar Cayce Foundation

215 S. 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Jessica Newell

The Edgar Cayce Foundation
Coll. 1
Cayce Family Collection
Cayce, Edgar
Cayce, Gertrude Evans
Cayce, Hugh Lynn
Cayce, Edgar Evans
Cayce, Charles Thomas

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Edgar Cayce Foundation.

Biographical / Historical

The Cayce Family of Hopkinsville, Ky., included Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), known as the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century; his wife, Gertrude Evans Cayce (1880-1945), who supported her husband's work and served as the conductor for his readings; Edgar Cayce's father, Leslie Burr Cayce (1853-1937); and the children of Edgar and Gertrude, Hugh Lynn (1907-1982), manager of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, established in 1931, and Edgar Evans (1918-2013), electrical engineer and author.

Scope and Contents

The collection is primarily composed of paper materials, including correspondence, legal papers, and publications. Other materials include artifacts, certificates, news clippings, photographs, and audio-visual materials. The Hugh Lynn Cayce series comprises the majority of the collection.


Arranged in 4 series: 1. Cayce Family, 1855-2013. 2. Hugh Lynn Cayce, 1907-1982. 3. Edgar Evans Cayce, 1950-2013. 4. Charles Thomas Cayce, 1984-1990.

The Hugh Lynn Cayce series is based upon the arrangement created by Norrene Leary, former secretary to Hugh Lynn Cayce.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Cayce, Charles Thomas
  • Cayce, Edgar
  • Cayce, Edgar Evans
  • Cayce, Gertrude Evans
  • Cayce, Hugh Lynn
  • Adriance, Robert
  • Baker, Penny
  • Cayce, Edgar Evans
  • Cayce, Hugh Lynn
  • Cayce, Ola
  • Chandler, Julia
  • Dombrowski, Robert
  • Duggan, Pat
  • Getsla, Karen
  • Gray, Mamie Butler
  • Helms, Mignon
  • Hesson, Sarah Elizabeth Cayce
  • Jahoda, Joseph
  • Jahoda, Ursula
  • Jeffries, Robert
  • Jones, Johnnie
  • Jones, Scott
  • Langley, Noel
  • LeNoir, Ruth
  • Lehner, Mark
  • Lord, Sterling
  • Main, Murray
  • McGarey, William
  • Milholland, Elizabeth
  • Morrow, Frances Yelden King
  • Poss, Peggy
  • Reilly, Harold J.
  • Sechrist, Elsie
  • Stearn, Jess
  • Sumner , Harriet C.
  • Tanous, Alex
  • Turner, Gladys Davis
  • Vernier, Seraphin Emile
  • Zentgraf, Helene

Container List

Edgar and Gertrude Cayce
Hugh Lynn Cayce
Edgar Evans Cayce
Charles Thomas Cayce