|Born||Trevor Henry Hall|
May 28, 1910
|Died||March 8, 1991 (age 80) |
Trevor Hall (1910-1991) was a surveyor and noted author of books on parapsychological subjects and magic. He was also a magic book collector.
Hall was a major in the British army during World War II (1939-45), was senior partner of V. Walker and Son (chartered surveyors) (1945-80), and became director of the Huddersfield Building Society (1958-80).
Hall was a student in psychical research at Trinity College, Cambridge (1954-56). His expert knowledge of conjuring helped him write about mediums, many of whom had been caught in fraud. In his book The Spiritualists (1964), Hall confirmed the belief of many that the phenomena of famous medium Florence Cook were fraudulent.
During the late 1960s an interest in Sherlock Holmes emerged, and he wrote several volumes, including Sherlock Holmes: Ten Literary Studies (1969), The Late Mr. Sherlock Holmes (1971), and Sherlock Holmes and His Creator (1974).
- The Testament of Ralph W. Hull (1945)
- Nothing Is Impossible (1946)
- Reading Is Believing (1947)
- A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English from 1580 to 1850 (1957)
- The Spiritualists (1964)
- Old Conjuring Books (1972)
- The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown (1973)
- Some Printers & Publishers of Conjuring Books and Other Ephemera, 1800-1850 (with Percy H. Muir, 1976)