Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Newspaper Cutouts

Title

Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Newspaper Cutouts

Description

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 Harvest.

"Circuses" is a write up about the different circuses and small details about what they were up to. The date shown at the top is January 31, 1863 and Frank Thomas is mentioned as being an elephant tamer for the Van Amburgh Circus.

Below that article is a cut out of a song or poem named "Hymn of the Negro Worshipers."

Creator

Benjamin Franklin Thomas

Source

Robert E. Smith, Lincoln History Harvest, 2014

Date

1862 circa

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

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Language

English

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image

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Citation

Benjamin Franklin Thomas, “Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Newspaper Cutouts,” History Harvest, accessed July 14, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/608.

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