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

Title

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

Description

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 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

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

Format

document

Language

English

Type

image

Coverage

United States

Text

Page on Right:
21. [Thursday] Philadelphia (PA) [illegible]
22. [Friday] Do
23. [Saturday] Do
24. [Sunday] Do
25. [Monday] Frankford (PA) - 5 miles
26. [Tuesday]
27. [Wednesday]
28. [Thursday]
29. [Friday] Phoenixville - 10 miles
30. [Saturday] West Chester (PA) - 14 miles
1. Sunday
2. [Monday] Parkersbourg [Parkesburg] (PA) - 14 miles
3. [Tuesday] Lancaster (PA) - 25 miles
4. [Wednesday] Columbia (PA) - 10 miles
5. [Thursday] Little York (PA) - [illegible]
6. [Friday] Hanover (PA) - [illegible]
7. [Saturday] Manchester (MD) - 12 miles
8. Sunday - "
9. [Monday] Baltimore (MD) - 30 miles
10. [Tuesday] Do - "
11. [Wednesday] Laurel (MD) - 15 miles
12. [Thursday] Washington (D.C.) - 18 miles
13. [Friday] Georgetown (D.C.) - [illegible]
14. [Saturday] Alexandria (VA) - [illegible]
15. Sunday - "
16. [Monday] [illegible] - 25 miles
17. [Tuesday] Fredericksburg (VA) - 25 miles
18. [Wednesday] Bowling (VA) - 22 miles
19. [Thursday] Ashland (VA) - 24 miles
[scratched out] 20. [Friday] Richmond (VA) - 15 miles
20. [Friday] Richmond (VA) - "
Do
Do
Do Do
Do

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book

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Citation

Benjamin Franklin Thomas, “Benjamin Franklin Thomas' Daybook: Miscellaneous notes and Daily Locations of the Van Amburgh Circus,” History Harvest, accessed April 21, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/634.

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