Stuart Cumberland

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Stuart Cumberland
Stuart Cumberland - portrait (c. 1905).jpg

Portrait from People I Have Read (1905)

Born 1857
Died 3 March 1922 (aged 64–65)
London, England, U.K.

Charles Garner (1857 - March 3, 1922), better known by his stage name Stuart C. Cumberland, was an English journalist and magician who performed acts of thought reading via muscle reading techniques, a method that was sometimes referred to as Cumberlandism after him. Garner had earlier in his career worked as an assistant during a U.K. tour of Washington Irving Bishop, later taking up the same type of act in his own right.

Cumberland was noted as a skeptic and critic of Spiritualist mediums and sought to debunk their efforts whenever the opportunity presented.

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