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Professor Anderton

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Professor Anderton
BornAlbert A. Haslam
circa 1851
Sheffield, England
DiedAugust 5, 1909 (age 57)

Professor Anderton (c.1851-1909) was the stage name of fair ground magician Albert A. Haslam.[1]


Anderton perfromed sleight-of-hand at English fairs until l890 when he left magic to became a circus worker and later a movie exhibitor.[2]

In 1909, Anderton accidentally fell into the River Sid, where his Fair was camped at, while checking the site. His cries went unheard and he drowned.[3]


  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
  2. The Annals of Conjuring by Sidney W. Clarke (2001)
  3. Magicgram, October, 1982