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J. R. Cleland

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J. R. Cleland
BornJohn Robert Cleland
November 4, 1889
Glasgow, Scotland

Rev J. R. Cleland (M.A., Ps.D., Ms.D., D.D.) was an amateur magician who was a member of the Magicians' Club.[1]

Records in the Magic Circular show Cleland joining the Magic Circle in 1924 and then resigning in 1930.

By 1934, he was being referred to as "Capt. Cleland" in Goldston's Magical Quarterly.


  • The Magnetic Thimbles in Exclusive Magical Secrets (1927)
  • THE VANISHING TRICK in Goldston's Magical Quarterly (1934)
  • JOTTINGS FROM "DOWN UNDER" in Goldston's Magical Quarterly, December 1937
  • THE MYSOGYNIST. A new and original Card Assembly in Goldston's Magical Quarterly, Vol. 05, No. 1 (1938)
  • THE "CLELAND" BILLIARD BALL COLOUR CHANGE AND CLIP in Goldston's Magical Quarterly, Vol. 06, No. 4 (1939)


  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)