Cramer, Malinda E(lliot) 1844-1906

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CRAMER, Malinda E(lliot) 1844-1906


Born February 12, 1844, in Greensboro, IN; died August 2, 1906, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Obediah and Mary (Henshaw) Elliot; married Charles Lake Cramer (a photographer), 1872. Education: Studied New Thought philosophy with Emma Curtis Hopkins.


Teacher of New Thought movement; Home College, San Francisco, CA, founder, 1888, and teacher of divine science; International Divine Science Association (now Divine Science Federation International), founder, 1892. Copublisher of Harmony, 1888.


Lessons in the Science of Infinite Spirit, and the Christ Method of Healing, C. W. Gordon (San Francisco, CA), 1890, revised edition published as Divine Science and Healing, C. L. Cramer (San Francisco, CA), 1902, published as Divine Science and Healing: A Text-book for the Study of Divine Science, Its Application in Healing, and for the Well-being of Each Individual, Home College of Divine Science (San Francisco, CA), 1905, published in Divine Science: Its Principles and Practice, Textbook of Divine Science (Denver, CO), 1957.

Basic Statements and Health Treatment of Truth: A System of Instruction in Divine Science and Its Application in Healing and for Class Training, Home and Private Use, [San Francisco, CA], 1893, 8th edition, 1905.

Malinda Cramer's Hidden Harmony, edited by Joan Cline-McCrary, Divine Science Federation International (Denver, CO), 1990.



Religious Leaders of America, 2nd edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.*