J. Albert Briggs
John Albert Briggs (November 17 1884 - August 4, 1969) was a magic dealer and editor/publisher of many magazines. He also wrote under his stage names Albert Russell, "Merbak" and "The Great Chandu".
He emigrating to Australia and joined the Australian Society of Magicians in the 1920s. He was a the founding member and first president of the Australian Magic Circle (1923).
- The Wizards' Own Monthly (1909 - 1910)
- The (Sheffield) Conjurer (1910-1913)
- Magic Mirror (1921)
- The (Australia) Conjurer (1922-1938)
- Australian Magic News (1927)
- Stage Magic (magazine) (1932)
- Stage Magic (1928)
- Magical Revelations (1941)
- Practical Magic (1946)