Augustus F. Unger papers
Benjamin Brown collection
Brown, Benjamin Franklin, 1799-1880
Approximately 2 linear feet
The Benjamin Brown collection is made up of correspondence, documents, and artifacts related to the showman's career as a circus owner in the early 1800s. Many of the letters relate to his journey to Egypt between 1838 and 1840, as he attempted to procure giraffes for an American menagerie company; to his other travels; and to the contemporary American circus industry.
Language: The material is in English, French, and Arabic
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