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F. R. Burnette

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F. R. Burnette
BornFrederick Rendell Burnette
Bath, Somerset
DiedJune 9, 1940
Rothesay, Isle of Bute

F. R. Burnette (1861-1940) was an enthusiastic member of the Magicians' Club, a magician, showman and owner of the Theatre de Luxe in Rothesay.


In 1920 he started an exclusive society, which he called The Mystic Twelve, which he was the President for many years.[1][2]

He became a showman and conjurer well known in the West of England As Professor Burnette, the Modern Magician, he filled a six-weeks' season during 1886 at the American Novelty Palace in Glasgow.[3]


  1. World's Fair, June 29, 1940
  2. Goldston's Magical Quarterly, Vol. 6 No. 4 (September 1940)
  3. A rich cabinet of magical curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)