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Guide to the Toole-Stott Circus Collection, ca. 1886-1970
PA Mss 14  
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Collection of author Raymond Toole-Stott, author of Circus and Allied Arts: A World Bibliography. Collection includes correspondence, monographs, book drafts, printed ephemera and scrapbooks relating to the circus.
This collection was assembled by Raymond Toole-Stott (1910-1982), British author, journalist and compiler of the multi-volume Circus and Allied Arts: A World Bibliography, as well as other writings on the circus, conjuring, and Somerset Maugham. Toole-Stott also worked as a free-lance journalist for twenty years, eight of which he spent as the Chief Feature writer to Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia. During a few seasons in the 1930s, he managed a circus on his own.
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