C. C. Braddon
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C. C. Braddon was a purportedly English psychical demonstrator and touring lecturer who performed with Anna Eva Fay from 1879 through the 1880s across North America. It is generally supposed that Braddon was an alias used by H. Melville Fay, the former husband of Anna Eva Fay, which is entirely plausible.
- "PROMISED EXPOSURES! BUT FOR ANOTHER FIFTY CENTS ADMISSION. C. H. Read's Interesting Show in the Baptist Church — He Makes Peripatetic Spiritualism Ridiculous, but 'Exposes' Very Little — Come Again.", Daily Evening Herald (Stockton, CA): 3, 18 Oct. 1881, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/488635801/ — in which C. H. Read is revealed to have revealed that he taught H. Melville and Anna Eva Fay everything they know, that H. Meville Fay was C. C. Braddon, and was married to Carrie Sawyer.
- "DEPARTED SPIRITS Which Went the Back Way. A Disappointed Audience. Dastardly Outrage on Professor Braddon.", The Journal Times (Racine, WI): 2, 11 Dec. 1882, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/334108109/
- "A SPIRITUALIST FRAUD FINED.", Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI): 1, 12 Dec. 1882, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/406393833/, "Prof. C. C. Braddon, alias Harry Morton, the fraudulent spiritualist, who advertised an exhibition at Belle City hall, with Annie Eva Fay as the leading medium, but who, after the audience had assembled, slipped out with the door receipts, was arrested on charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. He was discharged, however, and re-arrested on the charge of giving a public show without a license and fined $20 and costs, which he paid. He belongs at Fond du Lac."
- "MODERN SPIRITUALISM. THE FEATS AT THE OPERA HOUSE FULLY EXPLAINED. Letting in a Little Daylight — A Spiritualist Says the Work of Miss Fay Partakes of the Nature of Legerdemain — John W. Truesdell Tells What He Knows About the Fays.", Kingston Whig-Standard (Kingston, Ont., Canada): 8, 3 May 1887, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/783229190/, "Mdlle. Fay has for years been before the people, and so has her assistant mediums, the chief one being C. C. Braddon, alias H. Melleville Fay, hwose advertised feats are truly wonderful."