Charles Cullis (1833-1892)

Charles Cullis (1833-1892) Charles Cullis (1833-1892) was a Boston homeopath who ‘… was on the Board of the Massachusetts Homœopathic Medical Society, which would establish a New England Homœopathic Hospital and eventually the New England Homœopathic College. This College is now known as the Boston University School of Medicine… (with thanks to

Cullis was a famous revivalist who specialised in working with the poor. (Anon, Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Volume 25, (American Institute of Homeopathy., 1872). Pages 168 and 415. See also Anon, The Homeopathic Medical Directory of Great Britain and Ireland, and Annual Abstract of British and American Homeopathic Serial Literature, (1873). Page 178. See also Anon, Proceedings, Volume 2, (Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society, 1867). Multiple Pages). Continue reading Charles Cullis (1833-1892)

Richard Whiteing (1840-1928)

Richard Whiteing (1840-1928) Richard Whiteing (1840-1928) was an ‘… English author and journalist… leader-writer and correspondent on the Morning Star, and was subsequently on the staff of the Manchester Guardian, the New York World, and for many years the Daily News, resigning from the last-named paper in 1899… No. 5 John Street (1899), made him famous...’

Richard Whiteing was an intimate friend of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘… I am not going on with my little essay on the Egypt of Correspondences. It has been interrupted by a very remarkable book by Richard Whiteing, No. 5 John Street. I have written a Swedenborg view of it. It deserves it, for it is an inspiration, or reflexion for purposes of use, of the Hades within it & above us, It maybe published! And if so you shall see it. Mr. Whiteing is an intimate friend of our house… (Swedenborg Archive K125 [10] Letter dated 28.3.1899 from Garth Wilkinson to Rev Peter Melville.)…’

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) ‘… was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913…’

‘… In 1936, he wrote: “I have long been an ardent believer in the science of homeopathy, and I feel happy that it has got now a greater hold in India than even in the land of its origin. It is not merely a collection of a few medicines, but a real science with a rational philosophy as its base” (Bagchi, 2000)…. (Dana Ullman, The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy. (North Atlantic Books, 2007). Page 82).


Franz Joseph I (1830-1916)

Franz Joseph I (1830-1916) Franz Joseph I or Francis Joseph I  (1830-1916) ‘… was Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary from 1848 until his death in 1916. From 1 May 1850 until 24 August 1866 he was President of the German Confederation…’

‘… The Emperor of Austria was cured of his stab by a homeopath, Dr. Marenzeller of Vienna, after the regular Physicians had said that his brain & eyesight were seriously affected and that he would never again be equal to the cares of state… (Swedenborg Archive K124 [b] Letter dated 13.3.1855 from Garth Wilkinson to James John Wilkinson senior…’ Matthias Marenzeller James John Garth Wilkinson

Sir Coles Child, 1st Baronet (1862–1929)

Queens Gardens Bromley Sir Coles Child, 1st Baronet (1862–1929) ‘… was Lord of the Manors of Bromley, East Farleigh and East Peckham…’

‘… When it was decided to expand or build a new [homeopathic] hospital, Coles Child, Lord of the Manor, presented Bromley with The White Hart Field in 1897, a section of which was given for the new hospital…’ Continue reading Sir Coles Child, 1st Baronet (1862–1929)

Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914)

Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914)  Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914) ‘… was a British physicist and chemist. He is most famous for inventing an incandescent light bulb. Swan first demonstrated the light bulb at a lecture in Newcastle upon Tyne on 18 December 1878, but he did not receive a patent until 27 November 1880 (patent No. 4933) after improvement to the original lamp. His house (in Gateshead, England) was the first in the world to be lit by lightbulb, and the world’s first electric-light illumination in a public building was for a lecture Swan gave in 1880. In 1881, the Savoy Theatre in the City of Westminster, London, was lit by Swan incandescent lightbulbs, the first theatre and the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity…’

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Butcher and Sons Homeopathic Chemists

Butcher and Sons Homeopathic Pharmacy Butcher and Sons Homeopathic Chemists was founded by William Frederick Butcher (1840-1903) in 1862, William Frederick Butcher and his sons developed a photographic speciality within the company in 1889. William Frederick Butcher was a member of the Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, and he was the homeopathic Chemist at the Blackheath Homeopathic Dispensary (Anon, The Homeopathic Medical Directory of Great Britain and Ireland, and annual abstract of British homeopathic serial literature, (Henry Turner and co., 1871). Pages 108 and 141).

William Frederick Butcher was an active member of the homeopathic community, his company was prominent and present at many homeopathic events and advertised in all the homeopathic journals. William Frederick Butcher was an active speaker at all such events (Anon, Annals and Transactions of the British Homeopathic society, (1882). Multiple pages).  William Frederick Butcher worked alongside Robert Masters Theobald, a close friend of James John Garth Wilkinson, at the Blackheath Homeopathic Dispensary. William Frederick Butcher supplied homeopathic remedies, and possibly photographic supplies, to James John Garth Wilkinson, and his company is listed in James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address book at 315 Regent Street, W, and also in a second entry as a ‘Homeopathic Chemists’ at Spencer Place, Blackheath SE (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892).

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Charles Edwin Benham (1860-1929)

Charles Edwin Benham (1860-1929) Charles Edwin Benham (1860-1929) was the Editor of the [Tory] newspaper the Essex County Standard, a lay scientist inventor of the Benham’s top (relayed through the 1894 issue of Nature), and the harmonograph, Benham was also a scholar, a watercolour artist and a prodigious author.

Charles Edward Benham was a correspondent of James John Garth Wilkinson, and he is listed in James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address book at The Essex Standard, High Street, Colchester (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). Continue reading Charles Edwin Benham (1860-1929)

Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911)

Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911) Wayside Chapel Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911) was an American Universalist Pastor and writer, Secretary at the Woman Preachers’ Convention in Boston in May 1873, she was a colleague of Julia Ward Howethis astonishing woman fought for women’s education for many years. The Universalist Register estimated that ultimately more than 80,000 people had attended one of her services

Elizabeth M Bruce was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson, and her name is in his address book at Rock Rest, Maplewood, Malden, Massachusetts (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). Continue reading Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911)

Alexander Wilder (1823-1908)

Alexander Wilder (1823-1908) Alexander Wilder (1823-1908) was a ‘… pioneer of holistic medicine, helped Madame Blavatsky finish her classic book Isis Unveiled.  As a young man he was a member of the notorious Oneida [community]. As a politician and journalist he fought against slavery then helped kick Boss Tweed out of New York.  He lectured at the famous New England Transcendentalist Concord School of Philosophy… he somehow found the time to write, edit and translate articles on esoteric subjects like alchemy, Neoplatonism, and the dynasties of ancient Egypt, for dozens of publications over almost sixty years…’

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