"Presented by Prince
Albert to Professor Anderson in testimony of the prince's approval of the
classical arrangements of the Grand Fete in conjunction with Professor
Anderson's own extraordinary performances on the occasion of Prince Albert's
birthday 26th of August, 1849."
Henry Anderson, known worldwide as “The Wizard of the North” was a Scottish
magician. He performed for Prince Albert and Queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle
in Scotland. He also performed for them in London the very same year.)
Purported to be the first to produce a rabbit from his
top hat, Scottish Conjurer, Professor John Henry Anderson (dubbed by Sir Walter
Scott “The Great Wizard of the North”) Performed for Queen Victoria in 1849. He
enjoyed a successful engagement at Covent Gardens in 1855.
On a return visit to London in 1858 he resided with the
Charles Dickens family over the Holidays. Professor Anderson shared a few of
his assorted Wonders for party guests on that Christmas Eve.
You may be welcomed into the Dickens Parlour as well.
Simply attend one of the Five Sundays at “The Great Dickens Fair & Holiday
Victorian Holiday Party” in the Cow Palace. November 23, 30 and December 7, 14,
21st. Parlour seating is extremely limited!
(Walt Anthony will be performing as the Great Wizard of
the North at these events)