Artistes Contracts

Scope and Content

Artistes contracts from the first Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia, including weekly salaries and special conditions, signed by Bertram W Mills. There is a note inside the contract of Tom Belling, "Evening August and Clown", from Cyril Mills dated 1980. The note points out that it is confusing that the contract appeared to have been signed halfway through the performer's engagement on 3rd January 1921, when the contract spans 27th December 1920 to 24th January 1921. Some of the acts were represented by the circus agent Jules Guise of Brixton.