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Delmas W. Jenkins

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Delmas W. Jenkins
BornMarch 19, 1907
DiedMay 12, 1985 (age 78)
Nashville, Tennessee

Delmas W. Jenkins (1907-1985) performed on a semi-professional around Nashville Tennessee from 1925 until the mid-forties and then became a collector.

Biography

Jenkins held I.B.M. No. 1543, which he originally joined in 1927 and was a member of the Order of Merlin.[1]

He was a close friend to David Price and when Jenkins passed away, he left his considerable collection of magical correspondence to David Price's Egyptian Hall Museum.[2]

Delmas was one of the organizers and the only president of the short-lived Mysteria Club in Nashville for the younger magicians in 1926.

In the early 1940s, he was charter member #8 of the Magicians Club of Nashville, which in 1951 became the A E Harrison Assembly No. 50 of the SAM.[3]

Bibliography

References

  1. Obit, The Linking Ring, Vol. 65, No. 8, August 1985, page 110
  2. Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum by Mike Caveney (2010)
  3. Conversation with Meir Yedid from http://www.mymagic.com/magichistory/magis/jenkins-delmas/index.html