Lola Montez 1821 – 1861

Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld 1821 – 1861, known by the stage name Lola Montez, was an Irish born dancer and actress.

Lola Montez was a staunch supporter of homeopathy, and Ludwig I of Bavaria granted an annual award of 4000 florins for the Homeopathic Hospital of Munich on her behalf (Anon, Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Massachusetts Medical Society, Volume 38,  (New England Surgical Society, (1848). Page 332).

Lola Montez also sought out homeopath James John Garth Wilkinson, as he was a follower of Emanuel Swedenborg, and she was also a patient of James John Garth Wilkinson (Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin, Katherine Haramundanis, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: an autobiography and other recollections, (Cambridge University Press, 1996). Page 81), and a friend of Marie, Comtesse d’Agoult, Alexandre Dumas, Emile de Girardin, Franz Liszt, George Sand,

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Frances Power Cobbe 1822 – 1904

Frances Power Cobbe 1822 – 1904 was an Irish writer who was a social reformer, feminist theorist and pioneer animal rights activist.

Frances Power Cobbe was a friend of Rosa Bonheur, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Harriet Hosmer, Anna Bonus Kingsford, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Arthur de Noe Walker, James John Garth Wilkinson (Coral Lansbury, The old brown dog: women, workers, and vivisection in Edwardian England, (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985). Page 199).

In 1866,  Frances Power Cobbe was an Occasional Lecturer at the Working Woman’s College at 29 Queen Square Bloomsbury. James John Garth Wilkinson was a subscriber to this college at this time (Anon, Second annual report of the council of teachers, London working women’s college, (1866). Page 2). James John Garth Wilkinson is described as ‘… as early supporter of Frances Cobbe and her Victoria Street Society [formed 1875](Coral Lansbury, The old brown dog: women, workers, and vivisection in Edwardian England, (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985). Page 199).  Frances Power Cobbe is in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at Hengwrt, Dolgelly, North Wales (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892. See also Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895).

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Edmund John Millington Synge 1871 – 1909

Edmund John Millington Synge 1871 – 1909 was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore.

Synge came from a family who were advocates of homeopathy, and his family treated him with homeopathy (W. J. McCormack, The Silence of Barbara Synge, (Manchester University Press, 2003). Page 179) throughout his life.

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William Walter 1818 – 1890

William Walter 1818? – 1890? MD St Andrews 1847 was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy.

William Walter was a member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and he taught Joseph Kidd,

William Walter practiced at 27 North Earl Street, Dublin, and at St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, and at the Dispensary of the Irish Homeopathic Society at 31 South Anne Street Dublin with Charles W Luther and William Barclay Browne Scriven, Continue reading William Walter 1818 – 1890

William Barclay Browne Scriven 1823 – 1906

William Barclay Browne Scriven 1823 – 1906 AB, MB Trinity College 1840-2, MRCS London 1842, was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, formally a travelling physician, he became a member of the British Homeopathic Society, and Physician at the Dispensary of the Irish Homeopathic Society, and a Member of the Provincial Medical Council of the London Homeopathic Hospital,

William Scriven was the homeopathic practitioner of Agnes Strickland, Richard Whately. William Scriven explained that Richard Whately was converted to homeopathy when his favourite dog, given up by allopathic vets, was cured by homeopath Karl Sutton.

William Scriven was a colleague of Matthew James Chapman, Edward Charles Chepmell, Samuel Cockburn, William Vallancy Drury, William Todd Helmuth, William Henderson, Joseph Kidd, Charles W Luther, Jas Bell Metcalfe, John Ozanne, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Charles Ransford, John Rutherford Russell, George Wyld, Stephen Yeldham, and many others.

William Scriven practiced at 31 South Asia Street, Dublin, and at 40 Stevens Green, Dublin.

See article in The Journal of the Irish Society of Homeopaths Vol 13, No 1, Spring 2011: The Luther Legacy 2 The Scriven Family by Rhoda Ui Chonaire LIc ISH, ISHom

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce 1882 – 1941

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce 1882 – 1941 was an Irish expatriate author of the 20th century.

James Joyce has been referred to as the ‘Homeopathic Romantic’, and reviewers have commented upon the homeopathic, like cures like analogies in Bloom’s dialogue (Albert Wachtel, The Cracked Looking Glass: James Joyce and the Nightmare of History, (Susquehanna University Press, 1992), Page 120) in Ulysses, Episode 15, Circe, and in Joyce’s subtle references to the ‘secret cause’ (Shannon Sullivan, Dennis J. Schmidt, Difficulties of ethical life, (Fordham Univ Press, 2008). Page 182) via Stephen Dedalus.

in 1903, James Joyce briefly studied medicine in Paris.

Carl Gustav Jung was the psychoanalyst of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia, who was briefly romatically involved with Samuel Barclay Beckett, who was a close friend of the Joyce family until he rejected Lucia and married someone else.

Joyce was also a friend of Daniel Nicol Dunlop, and William Butler Yeats.

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Annie Wood Besant 1847 – 1933

Annie Wood Besant 1847 – 1933 Annie Wood Besant 1847 – 1933 was a prominent Theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule. Annie was one of the first women to attend the London University, where she studied mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology under Thomas Henry Huxley. However, she was refused her BSc due to her athiesim and her defence of woman’s rights and birth control (S. Chandrasekhar, Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control: The Writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant, (Transaction Publishers, 1 Jan 2002). Page 31).

Annie was the secretary of the Malthusian League, a leading member of the National Secular Society, she was involved with the International Labour Union, a founder member of the Fabian Society, and a member of the London School Board when she instituted free school meals, and she was a tireless campaigner against the abuses of child labour. Annie was a founder with Herbert Burrows of the Matchmaker’s Union, leading the famous strike for better conditions, the London matchgirls strike of 1888, alongside Catherine Booth. Annie would continue to campaign for Irish Home Rule and Indian Home Rule and many other worthy causes for the rest of her life. Continue reading Annie Wood Besant 1847 – 1933

Robert Thomas Cooper 1844 – 1903

Robert Thomas Cooper 1844 – 1903 BA, MD, Trinity College Dublin was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become a Physician for Diseases of the Ear at the London Homeopathic Hospital, and a member of the British Homeopathic Society. Robert Thomas Cooper was the founder of the Irish Forestry Society.

Robert Thomas Cooper practiced at 18 Wimpole Street, London, and in Southampton, and at 30A George Street, Hanover Square, and 17 Stanley Gardens, Notting Hill.

Robert Thomas Cooper was a colleague of James John Garth Wilkinson, and he is listed in James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address book at 30a George Street, Hanover Square W (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892).

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Arthur de Noe Walker 1820 – 1900

Chevalier Arthur de Noe Walker 1820 – 1900 MD St. Andrews, MRCS, LSA, was a British orthodox physician and a Captain in the 6th Madras Native Infantry (an interpreter), who converted to homeopathy.

Arthur de Noe Walker was a friend of homeopath Matthew James Chapman for over twenty years, and he was also a friend of Walter Savage Landor who dedicated poems to him (Arthur’s wife and children often stayed with Walter Savage Landor), Robert Browning, Lady Paget and Count d’Orsay.

Walter Savage Landor was a friend of the Countess of BlessingtonThomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, Albany William Fonblanque, John Forster, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Kenneth Robert Henderson MacKenzie, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Alfred Lord Tennyson, so it seems possible to assume that Arthur de Noe Walker also knew these people.

Arthur de Noe Walker was also a colleague of Hugh CameronJohn Chapman, Matthew James Chapman, Edward Charles Chepmell, Paul Francois Curie, John James Drysdale, Harris F Dunsford, Edward Hamilton, Joseph Kidd, Thomas Robinson Leadam, Charles W Luther J Bell Metcalfe, Victor Massol, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Henry Reynolds, John Rutherford Russell, William Barclay Browne Scriven, David Wilson, Stephen Yeldham and many others. Continue reading Arthur de Noe Walker 1820 – 1900