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'''James Andrews''' was one of the first candidates of [[S.W. Erdnase]]'s identity, the author of [[Expert at the Card Table]] (1902).<ref>Erdnase, [[Genii 1948 July]]</ref>
 
'''James Andrews''' was one of the first candidates of [[S.W. Erdnase]]'s identity, the author of [[Expert at the Card Table]] (1902).<ref>Erdnase, [[Genii 1948 July]]</ref>
  
In 1947, [[Martin Gardner]] located the artist who illustrated "The Expert", M. D. Smith,  which led him to searching for a James Andrews, which spells S.W. Erdnase backwards if you drop the first two letters [Ja]ESandrewS). He found a James J. Andrews  listed in The New York City Directory for 1909 lists a clairvoyant, living at 398 Sixth Avenue and an article written by a "James Andrews" published in Harper's Magazine (June 26, 1909) titled "The Confessions of a Fakir".<ref>The Conjuror's Magazine of August 1949</ref>
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In 1947, [[Martin Gardner]] located the artist who illustrated "The Expert", M. D. Smith,  which led him to searching for a James Andrews, which spells S.W. Erdnase backwards if you drop the first three letters [Jam]esandrEWS). He found a James J. Andrews  listed in The New York City Directory for 1909 lists a clairvoyant, living at 398 Sixth Avenue and an article written by a "James Andrews" published in Harper's Magazine (June 26, 1909) titled "The Confessions of a Fakir".<ref>The Conjuror's Magazine of August 1949</ref>
  
 
Gardner eventually dropped this candidate for [[Milton F. Andrews]].
 
Gardner eventually dropped this candidate for [[Milton F. Andrews]].

Revision as of 13:01, 3 February 2012

James Andrews
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James Andrews was one of the first candidates of S.W. Erdnase's identity, the author of Expert at the Card Table (1902).[1]

In 1947, Martin Gardner located the artist who illustrated "The Expert", M. D. Smith, which led him to searching for a James Andrews, which spells S.W. Erdnase backwards if you drop the first three letters [Jam]esandrEWS). He found a James J. Andrews listed in The New York City Directory for 1909 lists a clairvoyant, living at 398 Sixth Avenue and an article written by a "James Andrews" published in Harper's Magazine (June 26, 1909) titled "The Confessions of a Fakir".[2]

Gardner eventually dropped this candidate for Milton F. Andrews.

References

  1. Erdnase, Genii 1948 July
  2. The Conjuror's Magazine of August 1949


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