H. J. Burlingame
|H. J. Burlingame|
|Born||Hardin Jasper Elroy Burlingame|
June 14, 1852
|Died||August 27, 1915 (age 63) |
|Resting place||Syracuse Cemetery, Indiana|
|Categories||Books by H. J. Burlingame|
H. J. Burlingame (1852 - 1915) was a professional magician for a brief time but more noted as a magic dealer and author.
His father and mother were among the earliest settlers of Chicago. After living in Wisconsin for some time, they moved back to Chicago. When he was about twenty, Burlingame went to Holland, subsequently traveling throughout Europe on foot as correspondent for an American paper.
After having returned to live in Chicago for some years he returned to Europe and made a professional tour as a conjurer. He then came back to America, residing in Baltimore and Cincinnati, finally back to his old home of Chicago to settle down.
At one point, operated 3 businesses at the same time. Chas. L. Burlingame & Co. (manufacturing apparatus and illusions), Ralph E. Sylvestre & Co. (specializing in stage mindreading and fake mediums) and George L. Williams & Co. (for the general public)
- Leaves from Conjurers' Scrap Books (1891)
- Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler (1891)
- History of Magic and Magicians (1895)
- Tricks in Magic, Illusions and Mental Phenomena, Vol. I (1895)
- Tricks in Magic, Illusions and Mental Phenomena, Vol. II (1896)
- Herrmann The Magician: His Life, His Secrets (1897)
- Tricks in Magic, Illusions and Mental Phenomena, Vol. III (1898) which contains "Bibliotheca Magica", one of the first comprehensive bibliographies on magic.
- How To Read People's Minds (1905)
- Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann The Great (1942)
- ↑ Cover, Mahatma, Vol. 2, No. 6, December 1898, H. J. Burlingame of Chicago, page 171
- ↑ Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 1, No. 10, July 1901, Moderne Magicians – Mr. H. J. Burlingame, page 81
- ↑ The Sphinx, Vol. 14, No. 8, October 1915, In Rememberance and as a Slight Tribute to my old and valued Friend, Hardin Jasper Elroy Burlingame, by Frederick Eugene Powell, page 143
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- The Annals of Conjuring, by Sydney W. Clarke, 1929 (reprint 2001), 12. Conjurors Yesterday and Today, America – Burlingame, page 353
- M-U-M, Vol. 58, No. 12, May 1969, Ask the Doctor, by Dr. John Henry Grossman – about H. J. Burlingame, page 18
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 59, No. 9, September 1979, The Legacy of H. J. Burlingame by Stephen R. Patrick, page 61
- The Perennial Mystics, Vol. 7, ca. 1998, 20. Hardin Jasper Elroy Burlingame, page 66
- The New Tops, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 1993, MEN OF MAGIC, by Robert Olson, H. J. Burlingame, page 39
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 88, No. 944, April 1994, A Rich Cabinet, by Edwin A. Dawes – 200. The Forgotten World of Sid Macaire – H. J. Burlingame, page 4
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Burlingame, Hardin Jasper = Jasper Bamberg; Ralph E. Sylvestre, USA Zauberartikelhändler; Zauberkunst-Fachschriftsteller; Zauberkünstler; Sammler (*14.06.1852 Mantitowac Falls, Wisconsin; †27.08.1915), page 67