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Ballard, George (fl. 1807–1830), menagerie keeper and showman

Mark Sorrell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ballard, George (fl. 1807–1830), menagerie keeper and showman, is of unknown parentage and upbringing. He is almost certainly the 'Mr Baller' who exhibited 'wild beasts' at St James's fair, Bristol, in September 1807, paying £5 5s. for his standing (...

Reference Entry.  775 words. 

Subjects: Performing Arts

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