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James Tully Kelsey

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James Tully Kelsey

Cover of Sphinx (Nov. 1915)
Resting placeHaddam Center Cemetery, Connecticut

James Tully Kelsey (1836-1917) was an amateur magician and was writing articles for various magic periodicals at the age of 80.[1][2]


Kelsey performed shows before the Civil War.[3]

An advertisement for he "Paper Tearing Stunt" was in the American Magician for August 1912.


  1. Cover of Sphinx (Nov. 1915)
  3. The Conjuring Record, February 1915