Edward William Meyerstein

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Edward William Meyerstein (17 October 1863 – 1 February 1942) was a British merchant, stockbroker and philanthropist notable for donations to the Middlesex Hospital in Fitzrovia, London.[1]


He was the son of William and Henrietta Meyerstein, German Jews who had emigrated around the middle of the 19th century. He was educated at University College School in Hampstead, London.[1]

In 1886, he married Jessy Louise Solomon and they had one son, Edward Harry William Meyerstein who became a poet.

He lived in Sevenoaks, Kent, and was High Sheriff of Kent from 1937–38 and 1941–42.[1]

He gave £250,000 in the 1930s to the Middlesex Hospital in London to establish Meyerstein Institute of Radiotherapy formed in 1936.[2] The building was opened by Sir William Bragg then president of the Royal Society.

He died in London.[1]