Sidney W. Clarke
(Stonegrove, England: 19th June 1864 - 12th July 1940)
Inspired to magic as boy seeing Dr. H.S. Lynn. Barrister. Amateur magician and bibliographer-historian of magic. Edited The Magic Circular 1909-14. Magic Circle council chairman 1924-35. SAM Hall of Fame. Uncle and magic teacher of Brig. Dudley Clarke.
Wrote (with Adolphe Blind) The Bibliography of Conjuring: And Kindred Deceptions (1920, 84pp). Wrote the classic 291-page The Annals of Conjuring series in Magic Wand 1924-28, of which 4 copies were issued in 1929 as a single volume (reprinted 1983 and 2001). Bio is Edwin A. Dawes, The Barrister in The Circle (1983, 123pp).
Coauthors: Adolphe Blind