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ANDERSON, John Henry, juggler, born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 1810. He appeared on the stage with a traveling dramatic company in 1830, and was known as a conjurer in Scotland before he came to America in 1851. In New York he appeared in drama at the Broadway theatre and at Castle Garden, and then opened an exhibition of sleight-of-hand at Triplet Hall, taking the professional name of " Professor Anderson, the Wizard of the North." He attained a high reputation as a magician, and traveled extensively in the United States and in other countries.
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