Henry R. Evans
|Henry R. Evans|
From Magic and Its Professors (1902)
|Born||Henry Ridgely Evans|
November 07, 1861
|Died||March 29, 1949 (age 87) |
|Resting place||Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington (lot 610 East)|
Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans (1861-1949) was an amateur magician specializing in history of magic.
Evans studied law at the University of Maryland, and began a practice in Baltimore City, but soon abandoned the legal profession for journalism. He worked for "The Evening News," "Day," and "Times" of Baltimore,
He only occasionally performed in public for charitable purposes. His interest in magic and occultism led him to investigate spiritualism, which he expressed his views on the subject in his book "Hours with the Ghosts or Nineteenth Century Witchcraft: Illustrated investigations into the phenomena of spiritualism and theosophy."
- Cover of Mahatma Vol 4, No. 5 (November,1900)
- Some Magicians I Have Met. (1905). The Open Court. Vol. 19, Issue 8.
- Madame Blavatsky. (1904). The Monist. Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 387-408.
- Cagliostro-A Study in Charlatanism. (1903). The Monist. Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 523-552.
- Hours with the Ghosts, Or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft (1897)
- Magic and Its Professors (1902)
- The Spirit World Unmasked (1902)
- The Old and the New Magic (1906)
- The House of the Sphinx (1907)
- Adventures in Magic (1927)
- The History of Conjuring and Magic (1928)
- Cagliostro and his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry (1930)
- A Master of Modern Magic: The Life and Adventures of Robert-Houdin (1932)
- Edgar Allen Poe and Baron von Kempelen's Chess-Playing Automaton (1939)
- Some Rare Old Books on Conjuring and Magic (1943)
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