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 April and May 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. This item was contributed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spring 2014 History Harvest.

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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image

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United States

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April 12, 1860.

April 12. [Thursday] Yonkers - 15 miles - N.Y.
13. [Friday] White Plains (NY) - 16 miles
14. [Saturday] Bedford (NY) - 16 miles
15. Sunday - "
16. [Monday] Brewster Station (NY) - 18 miles
17. [Tuesday] Danbury - 10 miles - Conn.
18. [Wednesday] Norwalk (CT) - 22 miles
19. [Thursday] Hampford (CT) - 10 miles
20. [Friday] Bridgeport (CT) - 25 miles
21. [Saturday] Birmingham (CT) - 12 miles
22. Sunday - "
23. [Monday] New Haven (CT) - 18 miles
24. [Tuesday] " - "
25. [Wednesday] Wallingford (CT) - 14 miles
26. [Thursday] Middletown (CT) - 12 miles
27. [Friday] Heartford [Hartford] (CT) - 14 1/2 miles
28. [Saturday] " - "
29. Sunday - "
30. [Monday] Tolland (CT) - 22 miles
May 1. [Tuesday] Willmatic [Willimantic] (CT) - 15 miles
2. [Wednesday] Norwich (CT) - 16 miles
3. [Thursday] New London (CT) - 15 miles
4. [Friday] Stonington (CT) - 14 miles
5. [Saturday] Westerly (CT) - 5 miles
6. Sunday - "
7. [Monday] Brand's Iron Works [Wyoming, RI] - 20 miles - R. Island
8. [Tuesday] East Greenwich (RI) - 20 miles
9. [Wednesday] Providence (RI) - 13 miles
10. [Thursday] " - "
11. [Friday] Pawtucket (RI) - 4 miles
12. [Saturday] Taunton - 17 miles - Mass.
13. Sunday - "
14. [Monday] Bristol (RI) - 24 miles - R.I.
15. [Tuesday] Fall River (MA) - 15 miles - Mass.
16. [Wednesday] Newport (RI) - 18 miles - R.I.
17. [Thursday] New Bedford (MA) - 32 miles - Mass.

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Citation

Benjamin Franklin Thomas, “Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Daily Locations of the Van Amburgh Circus,” History Harvest, accessed July 14, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/628.

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