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 […]

Butcher and Sons Homeopathic Chemists

Butcher and Sons Homeopathic Chemists

 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 […]

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 […]

Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911)

Elizabeth M Bruce (1830-1911)

 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 Howe, this 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 […]

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 […]

Marcus Simaika Pasha (1864-1944)

Marcus Simaika Pasha (1864-1944)

 Marcus Simaika Pasha (1864-1944) was the Founder of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. Marcus Simaika Pasha was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed  in both of his address books at ‘Cairo’ (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive A183r Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated […]

Charles Edward Strutt (1814-1897)

Charles Edward Strutt (1814-1897)

 Charles Edward Strutt (1814-1897) Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, was the Surgeon Superintendent of The Thomas Arbuthnot in 1850. Charles Edward Strutt was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in both of his address books at 238 London Road, Thornton Heath Surrey and at 45 Beulah Road East, Thornton Heath, Surrey (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James […]

Habib Anthony Salmone (1830-1895)

Habib Anthony Salmone (1830-1895)

 Dr. Habib Anthony Salmone (1830-1895) ’… was a Syrian Professor educated in England, Habib offered secret information in March 1885 to the Foreign Office about the plans of the Madhi to undermine the British occupation of Egypt… William Ewart Gladstone and the Foreign Secretary… authorised various payments to him from secret service funds, but these were terminated when Salmone’s role […]

William Laidlaw Purves (1842-1917)

William Laidlaw Purves (1842-1917)

 William Laidlaw Purves (1842-1917) was ‘… lecturer and aural surgeon to Guy’s Hospital, London and began a private practice in aural and ophthalmic surgery…’ William Laidlaw Purves was also the founder of the prestigious Royal St George’s Golf Club in Glasgow. William Laidlaw Purves was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in both of his address books […]

Thomas Edgar Pemberton (1849-1905)

Thomas Edgar Pemberton (1849-1905)

  Thomas Edgar Pemberton (1849-1905) was ’… theatre historian and playwright, born at Heath Green Cottage, Birmingham Heath, on 1 July 1849, was the eldest son of Thomas Pemberton, the head of an old-established firm of brass founders in Livery Street, Birmingham, and his wife, Lucy Johnston. The novelist Sir Max Pemberton (1863–1950) was his brother …’ (From http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/35463) Thomas Edgar Pemberton was a […]