Augustus F. Unger papers  1849-1851
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Summary Information

Title: Benjamin Brown collection
Creator: Brown, Benjamin Franklin, 1799-1880
Inclusive dates: 1817-1931
Bulk dates: 1829-1844
Extent: Approximately 2 linear feet
Abstract:
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
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu