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Henry R. Evans

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Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans (1861-1949) was an amateur magician specializing in history of magic.

Henry R. Evans

From Magic and Its Professors (1902)
BornHenry Ridgely Evans
November 07, 1861
Baltimore, Maryland
DiedMarch 29, 1949 (age 87)
Baltimore, Maryland
Resting placeOak Hill Cemetery in Washington (lot 610 East)
CategoriesBooks by Henry R. Evans

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."

He died at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.[1][2]


  • Cover of Mahatma Vol 4, No. 5 (November,1900)



  1. Obit, Linking Ring, Arpil 1949
  2. Obit,Tops, May 1949