William Newman

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William Newman
William  Newman

Personal details
Country United States

Locations
Title elephant superintendent 1898-1902
Location at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States

Title elephant superintendent 1886-1887
Location at Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Title assistant elephant superintendent 1882-1885
Location at Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Title elephant keeper 1880-1882
Location at Barnum and London Circus in United States

Title elephant keeper 1877-1880
Location at P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth in United States

Biography details

William Newman , circus elephant trainer in United States

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Records about William Newman from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Newman worked as a hand in the P.T. Barnum elephant department 1877 thru 1880 and was Arstingstall\'s assistant during the Jumbo years.
He took over the Barnum & London Herd in 1886 after Jumbo\'s death and was in charge off and on, throughout the Barnum & Bailey European tour 1898 thru 1902.

William "Buckles" Woodcock


Records about William Newman from Bob Cline

1895 Gypsy was taken to England with Modoc by William Newman when getting baby elephants

Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants


Records about William Newman from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
He first appears in the "P.T. Barnum's New and Greatest Show on Earth" Route Book in 1877:
Page 6- Felix MacDonald, Supt. of Menagerie and elephants
Wm. Newman and Chas. Schule...Elephant Drivers

No further record after the European Tour.

William "Buckles" Woodcock


Records about William Newman from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
William  NewmanA rough kitchen chair, which when the circus opens, will have been transformed into a gorgeous throne, is secured without straps on Tip's Tusks. Newman mounts it and the huge elephant walks around the ring bearing his trainer up aloft. Tip seems to take deep interest in the trick.

William "Buckles" Woodcock


Records about William Newman from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
William  NewmanBarnum & Bailey Europe tour, Berlin, 1900. Center ring act being presented by William "Elephant Bill" Newman. Tusker is Fritz

William "Buckles" Woodcock


Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer William Newman in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1500. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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