Harry Boswell

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Harry Boswell
Profession circus animal trainer
Personal details
Born ? in United Kingdom
Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title owner 1881-
Location at Fillis Circus in South Africa

Title animal trainer -
Location at Hengler’s Circus in United Kingdom

Title director-1911
Location at Boswell Circus in South Africa

Biography details

Harry Boswell , circus animal trainer in United Kingdom

Born ? in United Kingdom , son of artist James Boswell and artist Rebecca Cooke .

James and Rebecca had three children, two sons and a daughter: James Clements (J.C.) and Harry and Ellen Clara, known as Nellie. They were all expert in horsemanship.

Harry was with Hengler’s in 1865/1867


Siblings through the father James Boswell (1826-01-04-1859):

  1. James Boswell
  2. Ellen Boswell

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James Boswell

Born: 1826-01-04

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Rebecca Cooke

Born: 1814

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Thomas Cooke

Born: 1782
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). animal trainer Harry Boswell in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1768. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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