Series 996.9.1 - "The Great Farini" Biographical Information

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"The Great Farini" Biographical Information

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CA ON00154 996.7-996.9.1

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  • 1996 (Creation)
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    Peacock, Shane
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    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.25m textual records

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(1957 -)

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Donated to the Ganaraska Region Archives (now the Port Hope Archives) by S. Peacock, 1996. Material gathered by Shane Peacock for the research for his book "The Great Farini."

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Series consists of research notes compiled by S. Peacock during the publication of "The Great Farini," 1996. It has been arranged into forty-seven (47) files: (1) Early years: ca. 1859-1960s, miscellaneous note; (2) Niagara Falls; (3) Blondin; (4) New York "Clipper" notes and articles, 1857-1897; (5) Farini's childhood and youth - Lockport, New York; Hope township, Bowmanville; (6) Published short biographies; (7) Autobiography; (8) North American Circus days 1860-1862; (9) North American Circus days 1863-65; (10) North American Circus days 1872-79; (11) North American Circus days 1880-89; (12) North American Circus days 1860-90, miscellaneous; (13) British Showman days, 1866-1898; (14) British Showman days, 1865-69; (15) British Showman days, 1866-98, miscellaneous; (16) British Showman days, 1870s; (17) British Showman days, later days; (18) Inventions, includes Knapp roller boat, patent copies; (19) Kalahari Desert Expedition; (20) Lulu - Louis Farini, aka Sam Wasgott, El Nino and Lu Farini; (21) Farini and the American Civil War; (22) Farini's Stilt Walk at Niagara Falls, 1864; (23) Toronto, 1899-1910; (24) Personal Correspondence, 1879-1927, copies of letters and postcards to and from Farini, his wife, son, brother, niece; (25) Farini's land ownership information, Hope Township, Port Hope, London, Toronto, Dresden, etc; (26) Farini's Art; (27) Farini's poetry, short stories, essays & others, writings; (28) Farini's history of World War I; (29) "How to Grow Begonias"; (30) Anna Muller Farini's diary, 1917; (31) Anna Muller Farini's translation; (32) Record copy of Anna Muller Farini's photo album; (33) stock and investments; (34) Farini's death; Krao's death, interview notes; (35) 1945 Estate sale; (36-37) Genealogy, Farini, Hunt, Soper and Marsh; (38) Farini's sons; (39) Alice Carpenter Farini; (40) Mary Osborne; (41) Chronology, 1762-1995; (42) Correspondence to research institutions by other researchers before Shane Peacock; (43) Inventory and notes of Farini Papers at Archives of Ontario; (44) Bibliographic sources - British; (45) Scattered Bibliographic information; (46) Record copies of photographs; (47) Photocopies of images and information from books, sources listed.

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