Victoria at John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show

† Victoria
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1860-06-00
Death reason: disease: Pneumonia
Location:John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show
ArrivedJohn Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show 1860-00-00
from John Wilson
John Wilson 1859-00-00
from Sands and Nathans Circus
Sands and Nathans Circus 1856-00-00
from William Cooke
William Cooke 1856-00-00
from Battys Traveling Menagerie (Battys Hippodrome, Astleys Amphitheatre)
Document updated2012-04-12: 
In 1856 Sands and Nathans had imported Albert and Victoria from England where they had been the property of William Cooke and the animal stars of Batty’s Circus.

The two elephants were exhibited on various circuses for several years and in 1859 or 1860 were leased to John Wilson, the California showman. Victoria died in June, 1860, during this lease.

Records about Victoria from Bob Cline
Female Asian 1855 - Batty's Circus in Europe
1856 - imported to Sands, Nathan & Co.
1856 to 1858 - Sands, Nathan & Co.
1859 - John Wilson in California
1860 - John Wilson's "Dan Rice's" Great Show
Died - June 1860 in Iowa City from Pneumonia

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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