Title: The Wild West Show in Berlin

Periodical: Washington Post

Date: July 27, 1890

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The Wild West Show in Berlin.

BERLIN, July 26.—Buffalo Bill's Wild West show is prospering. M. Herbeter, [1] the French ambassador, Mr. Phelps, [2] the American minister, and a number of other dsplomats and Americans were present at the opening performance. The health commissioner insisted upon a general inspection before he would sanction the opening of the exhibition.

Note 1: M. Herbeter is probably Maurice Jules Herbette (-d.1902) who was appointed the French Ambassador to Berlin in 1886. He retired from this appointment after ten years service to his country. Herbette died suddenly on December 18, 1902. [back]

Note 2: William Walter Phelps (1839-1894), a successful banker and Congressman from the state of New Jersey, was appointed United States Ambassador to Germany and Austria-Hungary by President Benjamin Harrison in 1889. [back]

Title: The Wild West Show in Berlin

Periodical: Washington Post

Date: July 27, 1890

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Ambassadors Foreign ministers

People: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 Herbette, Maurice, 1871- Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894

Place: Berlin (Germany)

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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