American History

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 […]

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941)

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941)

 John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941) ‘… was a Danish-American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents’ heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, the famous carving on Stone Mountain near Atlanta, as well as other public works of art including a head of Abraham Lincoln, exhibited in Theodore Roosevelt’s White House and held in the United States Capitol Crypt in Washington, D.C….’ Gutzon Borglum was the son of homeopath […]

Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930)

Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930)

 Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) (photo from http://um2017.org/faculty-history/faculty/charles-samuel-mack) was an American Physician and Coroner who converted to homeopathy (Anon, Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Volume 53, (The Institute, 1897). Pages 796 and 821) to become Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the Homeopathic University of Michigan in 1889 (Anon, The North American […]

Hiram K Jones (1818-1903)

Hiram K Jones (1818-1903)

 Hiram K Jones (1818-1903) was an ‘… eminent American Physiologist… of Jacksonville…’ Hiram was a family doctor, the Superintendent of the Jacksonville Hospital for the Insane, Professor of Philosophy, Illinois College, 1885-1900, donor of the Jones Library and generous benefactor of Illinois College, he was for many years President of the Alumni Association. Hiram was an abolitionist involved in the […]

Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904)

Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904)

 Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904) ‘… was an American librarian and scholar…’  Willard Fiske was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and his name is in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at Villa Landor, San Dominico, Florence (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated […]

Freemont Hamilton (1857-)

Freemont Hamilton (1857-)

Freemont Hamilton (1857-) was an American homeopathic physician who trained at the New York Homeopathic College in 1882. Freemont Hamilton practiced in Rutland in Vermont until 1893, when he relocated to Brattleboro in Vermont. He was President of the Vermont Medical Homeopathic Society, member of the Vermont State Medical Society, and the American Institute of […]

Wesley Harrington Ketchum (1878-1968)

Wesley Harrington Ketchum (1878-1968)

Wesley Harrington Ketchum (1878-1968) was an American homeopath who practiced in Kentucky (Anon, Journal of the American Institute of Homœopathy, Volume 3, (Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Homœopathy, 1910). Pages 1127 and 1182), and in Cleveland Ohio and Santa Clara (Anon, Directory, (1922). Pages 45 and 228). Wesley Harrington Ketchum was introduced […]

Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953)

Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953)

Adele Solomons Jaffa (1868-1953) ‘… was a San Francisco physician, married Myer E. Jaffa, a pioneering chemist in the food and nutrition sciences. Dr. Jaffa was a friend of Gertrude Stein [Gertrude Stein], and her siblings included women’s suffrage leader Selina Solomons [*Selina Solomons (1867-1921)] and explorer Theodore Solomons [**Theodore Solomons (1870-1947)]… (From http://www.librarything.com/character/Dr.%252BAdele%252BJaffa )’  Adele Solomons Jaffa was […]

Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952)

Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952)

Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952) ‘… was an actress, playwright, novelist, and suffragette…‘ Elizabeth Robins was a patient of James John Garth Wilkinson (Angela John, Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life ; 1862 – 1952, (Routledge, 1995). Page 197). James John Garth Wilkinson saw her in 1891 and advised her that she was overwrought and should go abroad for some weeks for a change. Elizabeth Robins also experimented with […]