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Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Daily Locations of the Van Amburgh Circus

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Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Daily Locations of the Van Amburgh Circus

Description

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 Circus in the mid nineteenth-century. He wrote in his daybook regularly when he travelled.

Creator

Benjamin Franklin Thomas

Source

Robert E. Smith, Lincoln History Harvest, 2014

Date

1862 circa

Contributor

Robert E. Smith

Rights

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

Format

document

Language

English

Type

image

Coverage

United States

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Page on Left:

[May]
18. New Bedford (MA) - 18 miles
19. [Blank]
20. Sunday - "
21. [Monday] Yarmouth Port (MA) - 28 miles
22. [Tuesday] Sandwich (MA) - 18 miles
23. [Wednesday] Plymouth (MA) - 18 miles
24. [Thursday] Bridgewater (MA) - 18 miles
25. [Friday] Quincy (MA) - 16 miles
26. [Saturday] Dedham (MA) - 10 miles
27. Sunday - "
28. [Monday] Natic[k] (MA) - 10 miles
29. [Tuesday] Milford (MA) - 10 miles
30. [Wednesday] Worcester (MA) - 18 miles
31. [Thursday] Webster (MA) - 16 miles
June 1. [Friday] South Bridge [Southbridge] (MA) - 10 miles
2. [Saturday] Palmer Depot (MA) - 20 miles
3. Sunday - "
4. [Monday] Springfield (MA) - 16 miles
5. [Tuesday] Granby Centre (MA) - 15 miles
6. [Wednesday] North Heartford (MA) - 16 miles
7. [Thursday] Bristol (MA) - 18 miles
8. [Friday] Litchfield (MA) - 17 miles
9. [Saturday] Cornwall Bridge (MA) - 13 miles
10. Sunday - "
11. [Monday] Salisbury Centre (MA) - 15 miles
12. [Tuesday] Great Barrington (MA) - 16 miles
13. [Wednesday] Lee (MA) - 11 miles
14. [Thursday] Pittsfield (MA) - 10 miles
15. [Friday] Cummington (MA) - 22 miles
16. [Saturday] North Hampton [Northampton] (MA) - 20 miles
17. Sunday - "
18. [Monday] Greenfield (MA) - 20 miles
19. [Tuesday] Athol (MA) - 22 miles
20. [Wednesday] Bane - 16 miles
21. [Thursday] Gardner (MA) - 16 miles
22. [Friday] Fitchburg (MA) - 12 miles
23. [Saturday] Clinton (MA) - 13 miles
24. Sunday
25. [Monday] Grafton Junction (MA) - 14 miles
26. [Tuesday] Concord (MA) - 10 miles

Page on Right:

[June]
27. [Wednesday] [illegible]
28. [Thursday] [illegible]
29. [Friday] Cambridge [Port? Park?] (MA) - 5 miles
30. [Saturday] Charlestown (MA) - 4 miles
July 1. [Sunday] Boston (MA) - "
2. [Monday] Boston (MA) - "
3. [Tuesday] "
4. [Wednesday] "
5. [Thursday] "
6. [Friday] "
7. [Saturday] "
8. [Sunday] East Boston (MA) - "
9. [Monday] South Boston (MA) - 3 miles
10. [Tuesday] East Boston (MA) - 6 miles
11. [Wednesday] Lynn (MA) - 7 miles
12. [Thursday] Salem (MA) - 6 miles
13. [Friday] Gloucester (MA) - 10 miles
14. [Saturday] Newburyport (MA) - 25 miles
15. Sunday - "
16. [Monday] Haverhill (MA) - 15 miles
17. [Tuesday] Lawrence (MA) - 9 miles
18. [Wednesday] Lowell (MA) - 10 miles
19. [Thursday] Nashua (NH) - 15 miles - N.H.
20. [Friday] Derry (NH) - 12 miles
21. [Saturday] Exeter (NH) - 22 miles
22. Sunday - "
23. [Monday] Dover (NH) - 17 miles
24. [Tuesday] Great Falls (NH) - 5 miles
25. [Wednesday] Alfred (ME) - 21 miles - Maine
26. [Thursday] Saco & Biddeford (ME) -
27. [Friday] Portland (ME)
28. [Saturday] "
29. Sunday - "
30. [Monday] Cornish (ME) - 31 miles
Aug. 1. [Tuesday] Centre Harbor (NH) - 21 miles - N.H.
2. [Wednesday] Laconia (NH) - 13 miles
3. [Thursday] Franklin (MA) - 14 miles
4. [Friday] Concord (MA) - 18 miles
5. Sunday - "

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