Selected References

Selected references by or about family members and the collection

Anne & John Davenport, ABC of magic-sets, edited by Wittus Witt. Articles on Davenport magic sets:

V11 N37 (March 1990)
V11 N38 (June 1990)
V11 N39 (September 1990)
V13 N46 (June 1992) p727-738

The fourth and final article in the series was in John Davenport’s name only.

Anne & John Davenport, “Lewis Davenport and De Kolta’s Die”. Article in Magicol, N99 (May 1991) p2-7. A Lewis Davenport illustration was used as the cover of this Magicol issue.

Anne & John Davenport, “The Maskelynes v. London County Council”. Article in Magicol, N117 (Nov 1995), p14-18.

Anne Davenport and John Salisse, A Candid View of Maskelyne’s 1916-17. Book published by John Davenport, Leicester, 1995.

Anne Davenport, November 1995 Abracadabra: “Edward Victor and the Red List”.

Anne & John Davenport, “Nevil Maskelyne: scientist and magician”. Article in The Magic Circular, V90 N964 (Apr 1996), p65-67.

Anne Davenport and John Salisse, St. George’s Hall. Book published by Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, Pasadena, California, 2001.

Anne Davenport and John Salisse, “St. George’s Hall – Behind the Scenes at England’s Home of Mystery”. Article in The Magic Circular, V95 N1024 (Nov 2001) p364.

Anne Davenport, John Salisse and Mike Caveney, “The Rise and Fall of St. George’s Hall”. Article in Magic, V11 N3 (Nov 2001) p46.

Anne Davenport, “Fred Bason and the Mile-a-Minute Mystery”. Article in Magicol, November 2003, No. 149, page 10.

Anne & John Davenport, “The magic of Stanhopes”. Article in The Peeper, V3 N1 (Jun 2004). The Peeper is the magazine of the Stanhope Collectors’ Club.

Anne Davenport, “Devant’s Son? The Mystery of The Magic Circle First Day Cover”. Article in The Magic Circular, V99 N1073 (December 2005) p486 & 487. Also see cover of the issue.

Anne Davenport, “Marie Lloyd’s 50th Birthday”. Article in The Call Boy, Spring 2006, V43 N1 p9.

Anne Davenport, letter concerning Tod Sloan in The Call Boy, Autumn 2006, V43 N3 p12.

Anne Davenport, “Maskelyne Letter to Kellar”. Article in Magicol, November 2006, N161, page 16.

Anne Davenport, letter about Devant, Vant Road and Dawes Road in The Magic Circular, April 2006.

Anne & John Davenport, “Lewis Davenport and Stanhope Optical Novelties”. Article in Magicol, N162 (Feb 2007), p16-18.

Anne Davenport, “David Devant and Maskelyne & Cooke’s Provincial Company”. Article in Magicol February 2011, N178, page 6.

John Davenport (Editor), “Pentacle Club Life in the Early 1950s – by those who were there”. Published by The Cambridge Pentacle Club in 2016. www.pentacleclub.com.

John Davenport, “What are the twelve large elephant heads for?”, Ye Olde Magic Mag, Vol. 3. No. 1, Dec 2016, pages 3-5.

John Davenport & Anne Goulden, “Reflections on the Maskelyne’s Mirror Tunnel”, Ye Olde Magic Mag, Vol. 4 No. 3, Jun 2018, pages 12-15.

John Davenport, “The Pentacle Club’s most famous magical member”, The Linking Ring, Vol. 99. No. 5, May 2019, pages 30-31. This is an article about Alex Elmsley.

Genii, Vol. 45, No. 2, February 1981, pages 88-93: “The House of Davenport”. The author’s name was not given.

Anne Goulden & John Davenport, “Maskelyne & Cooke Royal Illusionists?”, Ye Olde Magic Mag, Vol. 6 No. 2, Mar 2020, pages 79-80.

Punx (Ludwig Hanemann), translated by Bill Palmer, “Farewell Performance”. Book published by Exclusive Magical Publications, Mexico & Houston, Texas, 1991. The section headed “The Clock of Friendship – Almost a Ballad” is about Punx’s experiences with the Davenports.

Fergus Roy & Val Andrews, “Illusions: secrets from the world of magic”. Book published by Methuen Children’s Books Ltd, London, 1985.

Fergus Roy, “The Davenport Story, Volume 1: The Life & Times of a Magical Family 1881 – 1939”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, 2009.

Fergus Roy, editor, “The Davenport Story, Volume 2: The Lost Legends: Robert Harbin, Edward Victor, GW Hunter”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, 2010.

Fergus Roy, “The Davenport Story, Volume 3: The Life & Times of a Magical Family 1939 – 2010”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, 2011.

Fergus Roy, “The Davenport Story, Volume 4: Will Goldston The Man & the Legend”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, 2012.

Fergus Roy, “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – The Extraordinary Private Life of Will Goldston”. Book published by Fergus Roy in 2016.

WG Stickland, The Linking Ring,Vol, 31, No. 3, May 1951, pages 15-17: “The Davenports – Magic Family”.

Roy Walton, “The Complete Walton, Volume 1”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, third edition 2012.

Roy Walton, “The Complete Walton, Volume 2”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, third edition 2012.

Roy Walton, “The Complete Walton, Volume 3”. Book published by Lewis Davenport Limited, first edition 2016.