Circus at Olympia, ca. 1914

Scope and Content

Sketches of performers, acts and animals including Cossacks toreadors, acrobats, equestrians, chariot racing, bears, camels, elephants and lions, inscribed in graphite with ms anatomical descriptions and descriptive colour notes, on 29 sheets of paper, one sheet of tracing paper and two forms. One sketch is on the back of a sheet of paper started as a letter and inscribed in ink by Hockley: '14 Prospect Road, Walthamstow', and two on the backs of printed application forms for ordinary shares in the Empress Theatre and Victoria Hall Limited, Walthamstow, dated 1899.

This is likely to be Carl Hagenbeck's Zoo and Circus