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T. Nelson Downs collection

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Title:T. Nelson Downs collection
Date range:1905-1938
Creator:Downs, T. Nelson (Thomas Nelson), 1868-1938
Extent:1.1 linear feet
Abstract:Thomas Nelson Downs was a self-taught magician, specializing in coin tricks, who over the course of his career, performed in vaudeville acts all over the country, owned a vaudeville house, sold magic supplies, and wrote several books of magic instruction. This collection contains his correspondence with fellow magician Edward "Tex" McGuire, documentation of tricks or "effects", patents, advertisements, news clippings, photographs, and show programs.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number:Ms. 2010.013