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Trevor Hall

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Trevor Hall
BornTrevor Henry Hall
May 28, 1910
Wakefield, England
DiedMarch 8, 1991 (age 80)
CategoriesBooks by Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall (b.1910-d.1991) was a surveyor and noted author of books on parapsychological subjects and magic. He was also a magic book collector.


Hall was a major in the British army during World War II (1939-45), was senior partner of V. Walker and Son (chartered surveyors) (1945-80), and became director of the Huddersfield Building Society (1958-80).

He had been interested in conjuring as a boy following a visit to Maskelyne's Theatre of Magic at St. George's Hall in London. In the 1930s he became a member of the Yorkshire Magical Club.[1]

Hall was a student in psychical research at Trinity College, Cambridge (1954-56). His expert knowledge of conjuring helped him write about mediums, many of whom had been caught in fraud. In his book The Spiritualists (1964), Hall confirmed the belief of many that the phenomena of famous medium Florence Cook were fraudulent.

During the late 1960s an interest in Sherlock Holmes emerged, and he wrote several volumes, including Sherlock Holmes: Ten Literary Studies (1969), The Late Mr. Sherlock Holmes (1971), and Sherlock Holmes and His Creator (1974).[2]



  1. Edwin A. Dawes. Stanley Collins. (2002): 156