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Lent's New York Circus 1867
Manager: L B Lent
Equestrian: Carlotta De Berg, Madigan, James Cook, Wm Ducrow, S P Stickney
Gymnast: Runnells Family
Clown: Joe Pentland
Specialty: Hurdle leaping buffalo
Band: Prof Boswold's Original Opera Band
Troupe Size: ???
Admission: 50¢ - ch<10 25¢
Advertised daily in Montreal from Jun 11 up until Jun 19. (See rave reviews by checking Montreal subpage)
The actual Toronto ad for their visit didn't run until Jun 21, but no indication of when it was arranged.
According to the cancellation notice placed in the Kingston paper, the editor was sent a notice from Toronto.(See Kingston subpage)
It could have been either a letter or a telegram (mail was much quicker then) and either could have been sent very late the previous day,
or the telegram could have been sent early on the 20th, previous to the newspaper type being set.
This was billed as a railway circus.
The initial route posting showed a generally good coverage of Ontario by rail.
The second posting showed a re-adjusted coverage that took the troupe to Toronto much more quickly. It could be argued that they wanted
to be in Toronto for the celebrations around the creation of the Dominion of Canada on July 01.
Because of the later cancellation, something else must have occurred that only slighted affected their plans, then drastically changed them.
This re-adjusted route was abandoned as they were in Toronto Jun 21,22 and it was reported they were in Port Huron on Jun 24th. (unproven as yet)
Clipper magazine reported that the route in Canada was cut short as a result of bad business due to lack of local money and anti-Yankee sentiment.
This report doesn't make sense as the route was cancelled before they ever arrived in Ontario.
|Date||Jun 12 Ad – TO||Jun ?? Ad – TO||Actual|
|Jun 24||Ottawa||Ottawa||Port Huron, MI ?|
|Jun 29||Trenton||Port Hope|
|Jul 04||Port Hope||London|
|Jul 05||Bowmanville||St Marys|
|Jul 13||Berlin (Kitchener)|
|Jul 20||Port Colborne|
|Jul 22||St Catharines|