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This portion of Benjamin Franklin Thomas's Daybook contains miscellaneous notes and the distance traveled daily as well as the locations of the Van Amburgh Circus in 1860.



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

This portion of Benjamin Franklin Thomas's Daybook documents the distance traveled daily and the locations of the Van Amburgh Circus in April and May of 1860.


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

These pages include information on the money Benjamin Franklin Thomas spent. There is also an illegible newspaper article that he pasted on the right page.

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

This page in the daybook includes poems and songs.

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.

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. This item was contributed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spring 2014 History…

This portion of Benjamin Franklin Thomas's daybook documents the distance traveled daily and the locations of the Van Amburgh Circus in May, June, July, and August of 1860.

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.


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…

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…

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.

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