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"The Great Farini" Biographical Information

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.

Peacock, Shane

"The Great Farini" Research Images

Series consists of various images collected by S. Peacock during the creation of "The Great Farini," 1996. It includes: Images of Farini's Art; Anne Muller; Images of Farini; Lulu & Edith Farini; Krao; Miscellaneous Research Images; Port Hope and area images. Original sources for the research are noted (including the Archives of Ontario).

Peacock, Shane

Audio-Visual Research for "The Great Farini"

File consists of various audio-visual research materials used by S. Peacock in the creation of "The Great Farini," c. 1980s. It includes: eighteen (18) Cassette tape interviews, including Dr. Gordon Brown, circus historian; and one (1) VHS copy of "Dangerous Dreams The Life of the Great Farini."

Peacock, Shane

Drafts for "The Great Farini"

File consists of draft versions of "The Great Farini" by Shane Peacock, 1994-1995. It includes: First draft (795 pp), Second Draft (645 pp) and selected bibliography (30 pp).

Peacock, Shane

Research for "The Great Farini"

Series consists of various research materials compiled by S. Peacock in the process of publishing "The Great Farini," 1996. It includes: (1) Illustrated News London; (2) Farini & Lulu; (3) Farini and others - various publications; (4) Copy - Clements, A. J. "The Kalahari and its Lost City" 1967; (5) Accounts of Human Cannon Ball and copies from books, regarding Farini and Lulu, Niagara Falls; (6) Non Farini clippings, accounts of other acts; (7) Circus Animal acts - dogs, elephants, horses; (8) Farini at Niagara Falls; (9) Krao - curious acts, c. 1887 "the missing link"; (10) Miscellaneous copies from "clipper"; (11) Correspondence - re Farini & Krao; (12) Correspondence to Dr. Gordon Brown & note; (13) London Variety Halls, copies and notes; (14) Dr. G. Brown's rough notes - Farini, Krao; (15) Miscellaneous Papers with Farini references; (16) Bannerline periodical, 1968-69, non inclusive; (17) Elnimo; (18) Farini Research Tapes; (19) Krao,Circus advertising; (20) "Freakshows" - modes of exhibiting human curiosities for profit and Exhibiting People with Mental retardation for amusement and profit, 1850-1940, by Robert Bogdan; (21) "Life as a Boy" William Hung, Archives of Ontario; (22) Miscellaneous Papers "The Review" 1979, Barnum and circus information, correspondence.

Peacock, Shane

Shane Peacock fonds

  • CA ON00154 996.7
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1996

Fonds consists of the research collected by Shane Peacock in the process of writing "The Great Farini," c1980-1996. For more detailed information, refer to series-level descriptions.

Peacock, Shane