Magazine article, "Murrays Illustrated News", Weatherly Sisters, Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia, 1874
Four pages (pp6 - 9) from the second issue of "Murray's Illustrated News" for the 1874 season produced by the equestrian trainer and proprietor of the John H Murray Circus, John H Murray. Page 6 has a short story entitled, "John & Becky" by Charles H Day. Page 7 has an article on the highwayman "Dick Turpin" as background to Murray's equestrian drama, "Dick Turpin's Ride to York and the death of Black Bess"; a humorous story entitled "The Clown and the Lawyer" about a circus clown giving evidence during a trial in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA; and an item entitled, "The Murray Stud" about the horses that performed in Murray's shows. On page 8 Murray talks about his career and offers advice to the circus-going public. On page 9 there is a drawing with the caption, "JOHN H MURRAY EXHIBITING 'BLACK EAGLE' BEFORE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND ROYAL FAMILY AT THE ROYAL ALHAMBRA PALACE" in Leicester Square, London, England.