Sandwich, The Earl of (Edward George
Henry Montague) (1839–1916)
British baron who, in the later years of a life spent in diplomatic
service, was prominent before the public because he
claimed to be able to cure both organic diseases and functional
derangement by prayer and the laying on of hands. In June
1912 he testified before the clerical and medical committee of
inquiry into spiritual, faith, and mental healing, over which the
Dean of Westminster presided, that his power was a divine gift
that he was unable to explain. He never accepted money for his
services.
Accounts of many of his cases, with letters of gratitude, are
published in his autobiography.
Sources
Erskine, Steuart Memoirs of Edward, Eighth Earl of Sandwich,
1839–1916. London, N.p., 1919.
Sandwich, The Earl of [Edward George Henry Montague].
My Experiences in Spiritual Healing. London, N.p., 1915.