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'''Charles Oswald Williams''' (1864 - 1924) a magician from Cardiff
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{{See also|[[Carl Orton Williams]] and [[Oswald Williams]]}}
who performed as "Charles Oswald" and later became a dealer.
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[[Professor Hoffmann]] acknowledged Williams in the preface of [[Later Magic]] (1904). [[Charles Lang Neil]] received contributions from Williams for parts of [[The Modern Conjurer]] (1902) when it was republished as separate titles in 1904, as part of the "[[Yellow Peril]]" series.  Williams contributed items to [[Modern Card Manipulation]] and [[After-Dinner Sleights  and  Pocket Tricks]].<ref>174. CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS THE CARDIFF CONJURER in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)</ref><ref>175. CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAGIC in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)</ref><ref>185. MORE OF CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS, HIS BUSINESS AND FAMILY in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)</ref>
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'''Charles Oswald Williams''' (1864 - 1924) was a magician from Cardiff, England who performed as "'''Charles Oswald'''" and later became a dealer.
  
Oswald williams billed himself as England's Foremost Illusionist. He prefomred the following stage act in london during 1918. The Vanishing Bowl of Water, the homing Bells, lady of the Bath Novelty, Torned and restored Paper Strips, and ended with the Diamond Girl.
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[[Professor Hoffmann]] acknowledged Williams in the preface of [[Later Magic]] (1904). [[Charles Lang Neil]] received contributions from Williams for parts of [[The Modern Conjurer]] (1902) when it was republished as separate titles in 1904, as part of the "[[Yellow Peril]]" series.  Williams contributed items to [[Modern Card Manipulation]] and [[After-Dinner Sleights  and Pocket Tricks]].<ref>174. CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS THE CARDIFF CONJURER in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)</ref><ref>175. CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAGIC in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)</ref><ref>185. MORE OF CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS, HIS BUSINESS AND FAMILY in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)</ref>
  
Wiliams was great friends with [[Chung Ling Soo]]<ref>
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Williams was great friends with [[Chung Ling Soo]]<ref>
 
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{{See also|[[Carl Orton Williams]] of Sydney, Australia and [[Oswald Williams]]}}
 
 
 
== Honors and Awards ==
 
== Honors and Awards ==
 
* Chosen to appear at the First Grand Magical [[Seance]] of The [[Magic Circle]], held at St. George's Hall on 10 April, 1906.
 
* Chosen to appear at the First Grand Magical [[Seance]] of The [[Magic Circle]], held at St. George's Hall on 10 April, 1906.
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==Contributions==
 
==Contributions==
 
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* A Subtle Vanish of Two Billiard Balls in [[After-Dinner Sleights and Pocket Tricks]] By [[C. Lang Neil]] (1904)
* A Subtle Vanish of Two Billiard Balls in After Dinner Sleights and Pocket Tricks By C. Lang Neil (1904)
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* Original Thimbles Move in [[The Sphinx]], Vol. 3, no. 8, October 1904.
 
* Original Thimbles Move in [[The Sphinx]], Vol. 3, no. 8, October 1904.
 
* A New Idea for the Watch Bag in The Sphinx, Vol. 3, no. 10, December 1904.
 
* A New Idea for the Watch Bag in The Sphinx, Vol. 3, no. 10, December 1904.
 
* The Undetectable Hat Load in The [[Selbit's Wizard]], Vol. 4, no. 40, december 1908.
 
* The Undetectable Hat Load in The [[Selbit's Wizard]], Vol. 4, no. 40, december 1908.
  
== References ==
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* The Magic Circular, Vol. 18. No. 207, March 1924, COUNCIL MEETING, page 85, MR. C. O. WILLIAMS, M.I.M.C., page 81
 
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* Programmes of Famous Magicians, 1937.
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Revision as of 12:36, 4 February 2013

See also: Carl Orton Williams and Oswald Williams.
Charles Oswald Williams

Cover of Sphinx October 1904
BornCharles Oswald Williams
September 26 1864
DiedJanuary 30, 1924 (age 59)
NationalityWelsh

Charles Oswald Williams (1864 - 1924) was a magician from Cardiff, England who performed as "Charles Oswald" and later became a dealer.

Professor Hoffmann acknowledged Williams in the preface of Later Magic (1904). Charles Lang Neil received contributions from Williams for parts of The Modern Conjurer (1902) when it was republished as separate titles in 1904, as part of the "Yellow Peril" series. Williams contributed items to Modern Card Manipulation and After-Dinner Sleights and Pocket Tricks.[1][2][3]

Williams was great friends with Chung Ling Soo[4] and Cardini went to Williams to buy his first effects.[5]

Honors and Awards

  • Chosen to appear at the First Grand Magical Seance of The Magic Circle, held at St. George's Hall on 10 April, 1906.
  • The Magician of the Month in The Sphinx for October 1904

Contributions

References

  1. 174. CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS THE CARDIFF CONJURER in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)
  2. 175. CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAGIC in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)
  3. 185. MORE OF CHARLES OSWALD WILLIAMS, HIS BUSINESS AND FAMILY in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)
  4. Letter to the Editor The Magic Circular Vol. 68 No. 5 (1974)
  5. Modern Magicians: Richard Cardini The Conjurer's Magazine Vol. 1 No. 9 (Oct 1945)
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 18. No. 207, March 1924, COUNCIL MEETING, page 85, MR. C. O. WILLIAMS, M.I.M.C., page 81
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