James L. Hutchinson

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James L. Hutchinson
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1846-11-18 Jerseyville, Ohio in United States
Dead 1910-09-03? Shelter Island, NY in United States
Country United States

Title owner 1880-1887
Location at Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson Circus in United States

Title owner 1878-1880
Location at Cooper and Bailey Circus in United States

Title agent 1876-1878
Location at Van Amburg Circus in United States

Title agent 1871-1875
Location at P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome in United States

Title other 1866-1869
Location at Yankee Robinson Circus in United States

Title other 1863-1866
Location at Mabie Brothers United States Olympic Circus in United States

Biography details

James L. Hutchinson , circus director in United States

Born 1846-11-18 in United States dead 1910-09-03? in United States .

Records about James L. Hutchinson from the Circus Historical Society
Entered show business as canvasman, Lake’s; joined Mabie’s, 1863, employed by Stewart Craven for the “peep show,” and remained through the season of 1864; Yankee Robinson’s, 1866-69; contracting aqgent, P. A. Older’s, 1870; autobiography agent, P. T. Barnum’s, 1871-1873, from which he made a small fortune; remained with Barnum’s, 1874-75, as press agent, etc.; privileges, VanAmburgh’s, 1876-78; controlled all privileges, Cooper & Bailey, 1878-80; Following the 1880 season, by good fortune, became a partner with P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey in forming the combined P. T. Barnum and Great London Shows and held an interest in Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson until he sold it October 27, 1887. [Hugh Coyle: “... was the best lecturer for a concert that ever did that work in a tented show.”] Married Miss Frankie Watt, professionally known as Mollie V. Lubin, in NYC, March 25, 1880. She died 1903. At time of death, owned 3 homes: in NYC, Englewood, NJ, and on Shelter Island, NY, where he died from Heart failure while playing golf. Had two sons, James and Guy, and a daughter.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). director James L. Hutchinson in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1727. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson Circus | Hutchinson family | Born 1846 | Dead 1910 | People from United States

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