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Neil Weaver

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Neil Weaver
Born?
DiedDecember 28, 1952

Neil Weaver (?-1952) was the London correspondent for Mahatma.

Biography

Weaver began performing at a young age and was The Magic Circle's chief founder and was honorary Vice-President for many years.

Weaver was a great friend of Martin Chapender who supported him in the creation of a new Magical Society. After the untimely death of Chapender, Weaver put a notice in the May, 1905 edition of Mahatma, announcing the formation of a society in the memory of Chapender.

Weaver suggested the society's name should be the Martin Chapender Society, but at one of the first meetings the wish for a personalised name was not supported. Louis Nikola suggested the Magic Circle pointing out that Magic Circle had the same initials as Martin Chapender.

References

  • Mahatma Vol. 6, No. 3, (September 1902) (cover)
  • Selbit's Wizard, Vol 3, No. 27 (November 1907) (cover)
  • Magic Circular, Vol. 36, No. 405 (February 1942)
  • "Circle Without End: The Magic Cicle 1905-2005", Dawes, E; Bailey M (2005)