Saturday, April 22, 2017
Though he was not an actual performing magician, Henry Ridgely Evans was a fan of magic and wrote a number of books on the subject. One of his most popular was The Old and the New Magic written in 1906.
Mr. Evans is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in the Georgetown area of Washington D.C. His grave is in the Stewart Section, Plot #610. It is very difficult to find. It's near the back of the cemetery and the hills are treacherous, especially on a rainy day like it was when I was there. The tombstone to the right is also from his family.
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