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Title

Robert E. Smith

Description

This collection contains the day book of Benjamin Franklin Thomas along with other items pertaining to his life. Thomas was an elephant tamer with the Van Amburgh Circus in the mid nineteenth-century.

Creator

Benjamin Franklin Thomas

Source

Robert Smith, Lincoln History Harvest, 2014

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Items in the Robert E. Smith Collection

"George Morgan Thomas
Born on the 8 day of
January 1864"

"Benjamin Franklin Thomas
born on the eight day of
September 1866"

"Mary Thomas Born
on sixth day of October 1869"


The image on the postcard shows a horse in the lower left hand corner.

Benjamin Franklin Thomas worked as an elephant tamer for the Van Amburgh Circus in the mid nineteenth-century.

These pages appear to be a record of accounting for Benjamin Franklin Thomas. They also include miscellaneous items. In this photo, an account of money spent on miscellaneous items can be seen. For example, one can see that Benjamin Franklin Thomas…

This page appears to include information on the money Benjamin Franklin Thomas spent. It also contains lyrics derived from "I Cannot Sing the Old Songs" by Robert Burns.

Benjamin Franklin Thomas worked as an elephant tamer for the Van Amburgh…

Benjamin Franklin Thomas worked as an elephant tamer for the Van Amburgh Circus in the mid nineteenth-century. He wrote in his daybook regularly when he travelled.