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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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)

Charles Edward Strutt (1814-1897)

A Decent Set of Girls 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 John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive A183r Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892).

James John Garth Wilkinson and Charles Edward Strutt were also colleagues from the Swedenborg Printing Society, concerned with translating the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg into English (from Latin and from Swedish) (Rudolph Leonard Tafel, Emanuel Swedenborg: As a Philosopher, and Man of Science, (E. B. Myers and Chandler, 1867). Pages 202 and 205. See also Anon, Morning light [afterw.] The New-Church weekly, (1886). Page 265. See also Anon, The New Jerusalem Magazine, Volume 21, (Otis Clapp, 1848). Page 234). Continue reading Charles Edward Strutt (1814-1897)

Habib Anthony Salmone (1830-1895)

Military Intelligence 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 became known in the region… (Nigel West, The A to Z of British Intelligence, (Scarecrow Press, 2 Sep 2009). Page 469)’

Habib Anthony Salmone was Professor of Arabic at King’s College, and lecturer at UCH in 1883 (Anon, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, (Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society, 1834). Page 23. Anon, The Academy and Literature, Volume 46, (Academy Publishing Company, 1895). Page 556).

Habib Anthony Salmone was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and he is listed in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at 12b Belsize Road, NW (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 1.10.1892.).   Continue reading Habib Anthony Salmone (1830-1895)

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 at 20 Stratford Place, Oxford Street, (occupied from 1881). In 1886, William Laidlaw Puves moved his family to a bigger house, keeping Stratford Place as his consulting rooms. (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 1.10.1892).  Continue reading William Laidlaw Purves (1842-1917)

Thomas Edgar Pemberton (1849-1905)

Old book  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 friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in both of his address books at 2 Norfolk Road, Edgebaston, Birmingham (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 1.10.1892). Continue reading Thomas Edgar Pemberton (1849-1905)

Ouida (1839-1908)

Ouida (1839-1908) Ouida (1839-1908) ‘… was the pen name of the English novelist Maria Louise Rame (although she preferred to be known as Marie Louise de la Ramee)…’

Ouida was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and she is listed in both of his address books at S Alessio Per Lucca, Italy (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 1.10.1892). Continue reading Ouida (1839-1908)