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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 446 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EDWARD MAITLAND (1824-1897), English humanitarian writer, was born at Ipswich on the 27th of October 1824, and was educated at Caius College, Cambridge. The son of Charles David Maitland, perpetual curate of St James's Chapel, Brighton, he was intended for the Church, but his religious views did not permit him to take holy orders. For some years he lived abroad, first in California and then as a commissioner of Crown-lands in Australia. After his return to England in 1857 he took up an advanced humanitarian position, and claimed to have acquired a new sense by which he was able to discern the spiritual condition of other people. He was associated with Mrs Anna Kingsford (1846-1888), the lady-doctor and supporter of vegetarianism and anti-vivisectionism, who, besides being one of the pioneers of higher education for women, had become a devotee of mystical theosophy; with her he brought out Keys of the Creeds (1875), The Perfect Way: or the Finding of Christ (1882), and founded the Hermetic Society in 1884. After her death he founded the Esoteric Christian Union in 1891, and wrote her Life and Letters (1896). He died on the 2nd of October 1897.
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Edward Mailand married Esther Charles Bradley, one of six daaughters of William Bradley, a wealthy early settler from the Monaro in NSW. I think they had a son Charles.
Edward Maitland married in 1855 in New South Wales, Australia. His wife Esther Charlotte Bradley died in 1856 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. His son Dr Charles Bradley Maitland, was born in 1855 in New South Wales in Australia. Dr Charles B Maitland was a Lieutenent Colonel and Surgeon in the Indian Army, married Margaret Louisa Richards (Dau of Brigadier General Richards) in 1891 in Steyning, Sussex, England, and was killed in action in 1901. Lt Col Maitland apparently had a son.
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