Title: The American in London

Periodical: Philadelphia Inquirer

Date: August 30, 1886

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The American in London.

In the party invited to meet Henry Irving for a cruise on the Rambler off the New England coast, there were not less than four of the members of the Board of Directors of the forthcoming American Exhibition in London, viz., the ever genial host, Mr. Buck, of the Spirit of the Times, New York; John R. Whitley, of London; J. B. Carson, Chicago, and William Edwards, of Cleveland. [1]

Wherever the party was entertained there were always hearty congratulations forthcoming upon the rapid progress now being made, and upon the number of applications for space now being received. Like all other representative Englishmen, Henry Irving and his friend, J. C. Parkinson, [2] take a deep interest in the American Exhibition.

On Friday evening, August 27, all the above named gentlemen paid a visit to the "Wild West," which Buffalo Bill and his party intend to exhibit in London next summer as a compliment to the American Exhibition.

Note 1: Both John B. Carson, of Chicago, Illinois, and William Edwards, of Cleveland, Ohio, were members of the Advisory Council for the American Exhibition of 1887. [back]

Note 2: Joseph Charles Parkinson, (1832-), author of various speeches and British publications, including Places and People: Being Studies from the Life," published in London, 1869. [back]

Title: The American in London

Periodical: Philadelphia Inquirer

Date: August 30, 1886

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Britain

Keywords: Exhibitions Wild West shows

People: Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905 Parkinson, J. C. (Joseph Charles), 1832- Whitley, John Robinson, 1843-1922

Place: London (England)

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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