Arthur James Melhuish (1829-1895)

National Portrait Gallery Arthur James Melhuish (1829-1895) was a famous and innovative British photographer, and a member of the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Astronomical Society.

Melhuish was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in his address book at 58 Pall Mall, the British Museum of Portraits. Both James John Garth Wilkinson and Melhuish were interested in spiritualism, and Melhuish did some work on The Geology of the Bible and The Truth about Ghosts, both subjects close to James John Garth Wilkinson‘s heart. Melhuish also wrote about Mental analysis, another subject he would share with James John Garth Wilkinson (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Arthur James Melhuish, A Ghostly Annual: The Truth about Ghosts … Together with a Reprint of Letters from The Daily Telegraph, (H. Vickers, 1883). See also Arthur J Melhuish, Mental analysis, (Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, 1867).).

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Co-operative Movement and Homeopathy

 Rochdale Co-op The Co-operative Commonwealth was first so named in 1866 by homeopath James John Garth Wilkinson.

In Britain in 1866, historians of the Co-Operative Society believe that the first usage of the term ‘… Co-Operative Commonwealth…’ was coined initially by James John Garth Wilkinson in an address to the members of the St. John’s Wood Co-Operative Society (Stephen Yeo, New Views of Co-Operation, (Taylor & Francis, 1988). Page 88. See also William Henry Brown, Co-operative Managers National Co-operative Managers Association, (1937). Page 60. See also http://www.co-op.ac.uk/our-heritage/national-co-operative-archive/collections/personal-papers/#whb) Continue reading Co-operative Movement and Homeopathy

Prince Massaquoi Momolu (1870-1938)

Prince Massaquoi Momolu (1870-1938) Prince Massaquoi Momolu (1870-1938) ‘… Africa’s first indigenous diplomat serving for a decade in Hamburg, Germany… ‘

Massaquoi was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson, is listed in both James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at Vai Territory, Grande Cape Mount, Manoh, Salijah, W. Africa, and at 2 Montague Street, Russell Square (dated 23.8.1894 in both address books (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).
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Henry Irving (1838-1905)

Henry Irving (1838-1905) Henry Irving (1838-1905) ‘… born John Henry Brodribb, was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. He was the first actor to be awarded a knighthood. Irving is thought to have been the inspiration for the title character in Bram Stoker‘s 1897 novel Dracula…’

Henry Irving was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and his name is listed in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at 15a Grafton Street, Bond Street W London (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). Henry Irving and James John Garth Wilkinson were both friends of Edward Bulwer Lytton and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Henry Irving was a patient of Emmanuel de Marney Baruch (?-?),  homeopathic physician to the famous (Neil Gould, Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life, (Fordham Univ Press, 1 Aug 2009). Page 509), and he was possibly a patient of James John Garth Wilkinson when he was in London?

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Hiram K Jones (1818-1903)

Plato 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.

Hiran followed the eclectic school of medicine and probably dabbled in homeopathy. (Paul R Anderson, Platonism in the Midwest, (Temple University Publications, 1963). Page 34 and multiple pages thereafter). Continue reading Hiram K Jones (1818-1903)

Boyd Robert Horsbrugh (1871-1916)

Boyd Robert Horsbrugh (1871-1916) Boyd Robert Horsbrugh (1871-1916) ‘… was an English ornithologist and military man…’

Boyd Horsbrugh was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and his name is in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at the East India Service Club, and at 16 St. James’s Square, and he is also listed as Major Horsbrugh at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall. (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). NB: ?(could the spelling be Horsburgh?) (Is this the right man?) listed in both of Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at the East India Service Club, and at 16 St. James’s Square, and there is also a Major Horsbrugh listed at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall. (There are two other entries in the ‘Where is it?’ address book for Horsbrugh; another entry for Boyd Horsbrugh though The East India United Service Club, 16 St. James’s Square, SW is crossed out and ‘deceased’ is written next to his name, which makes me doubt this is indeed Boyd Robert Horsbrugh (1871-1916)? Three names below is another entry for Major Horsbrugh at The Citadel, Cairo, Egypt (crossed out) as if these are two separate people? Why did Garth Wilkinson think Boyd Horsbrugh was ‘deceased’, and who is Major Horsbrugh? I would not put any weight on this identification at this time!

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John Henry Gray (1866-1934)

John Henry Gray (1866-1934) John Henry Gray (1866-1934) ‘… was an English poet… It has often been suggested that he was the inspiration behind Oscar Wilde‘s fictional Dorian Gray…’

John Henry Gray was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and his name is in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at 3 Plowden Buildings, Temple, and also at the Foreign Office. (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.). Was he also a patient of James John Garth Wilkinson following his breakdown in 1892?

John Henry Gray wrote an article for The Dial in 1893 entitled Garth Wilkinson (John Henry GreyGarth Wilkinson, The Dial, No: 21-24, (1893) (concerning James John Garth Wilkinson’s book Improvisations of the Spirit published in 1857). See also Jerusha Hull McCormack, John Gray: poet, dandy, and priest, (Brandeis University Press, 1991). Page 282. See also http://archives.li.man.ac.uk/ead/search?operation=full&recid=gb133jhg). Continue reading John Henry Gray (1866-1934)

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 1.10.1892). Continue reading Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904)

Robert Nisbet Bain (1854–1909)

British Museum Robert Nisbet Bain (1854–1909) ‘… was a British historian and linguist who worked for the British Museum…’

Bain was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and his name is listed in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at the British Library and at 46 Hildrop Road, N [London] (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 Robert Nisbet Bain (1854–1909)

Gerard Baldwin Brown (1849-1932)

Gerard Baldwin Brown (1849-1932)

 Gerard Baldwin Brown (1849-1932) ‘… was a British art historian…’  (picture from http://www.darvillsrareprints.com/University%20of%20Edinburgh%20officers%20William%20Brassey%20Hole%201884.htm)

Gerald Baldwin Brown was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson, and his name is in James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address book (Swedenborg Archive  Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895 and also in Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892 – listed at 3 Roseberry Crescent Edinburgh in both address books). See also Elizabeth Baldwin Brown, In memoriam: James Baldwin Brown, (1884). Page 70).

Gerald Baldwin Brown’s father James Baldwin Brown (1820-1884) was a committee member of the Brixton Homeopathic Dispensary (Anon, The Homeopathic Medical Directory of Great Britain and Ireland, and Annual Abstract of British and American Homeopathic Serial Literature, (1873). Page 115). Garth Wilkinson wrote his obituary in 1884, and he said of him: ‘… In my walks through life, I remember no figure more cheering, brave, and upright. To talk with him was always to quit the world for the time, and to enter upon a freedom that belonged to his spirit. No matter whether we were agreed or not, there was a loving ‘gentilelesse’ present which made us seem to get the point of agreement out of the conversation. There was an enlargement of love… (Anon, Evangelical Magazine with which is Issued The Missionary Chronicle, Volume 14, (1884). Page 363.’

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