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Portrait from People I Have Read (1905)
|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.
- Cumberland, Stuart C. (Jan. 1882), "Illusionary and Fraudulent Aspects of Spiritualism", Journal of Mental Science: 628-635, https://archive.org/details/illusionary_and_fraudulent_aspects_of_spiritualism
- Cumberland, Stuart (1887), The Queen's Highway from Ocean to Ocean, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, https://archive.org/details/queenshighwayfr00cumbgoog/
- Cumberland, Stuart (1888), A Thought Reader's Thoughts: Being the Impressions and Confessions of Stuart Cumberland, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, https://archive.org/details/thoughtreadersth00cumbiala
- Cumberland, Stuart (1889), The Rabbi's Spell, New York: John W. Lovell, https://archive.org/details/rabbisspell00cumb
- Cumberland, Stuart (1889), A Fatal Affinity: A Weird Story, London: Spencer Blackett
- Cumberland, Stuart (1905), People I Have Read, London: H. Arthur Pearson, https://archive.org/details/peopleihaveread00cumb
- Cumberland, Stuart (1918), That Other World: Personal Experiences of Mystics and Their Mysticism, London: Grant Richards, https://archive.org/details/1918CumberlandThatOtherWorld
- Cumberland, Stuart (1919), Spiritualism: The Inside Truth