(1874 - 12th January 1949)
Born in London, England. Inspired around age 8 seeing conjuror at school show. Self-taught. Manager of Ornum's 1889-1915 and part-time assistant to Maurice Garland. Pro dealer. First editor of Munro's The Magic Wand 1910-13. Edited Leat's Leaflets 1925-40. Noted for his outspokenness and practical jokes.