Bell Family Papers
Identifier: MS 11
The papers document, largely with photographs, the careers of the members of the Bell Vaudeville company. Series I contains the photographs and other information on the Bell family, while series II and III are small collections of the personal papers of Edward André Bell, Jr. and his wife, Harriet Griffith Inniss, respectively.
- Other: 1870-1985
- Bell Family (Family)
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6.5 Linear feet
The Bells were Mexican vaudeville artists who performed between the 1890s and the 1920s. Heirs of England-born Richard Bell (1858-1911), the most popular clown in turn-of-the-century Mexico, the Bell family toured the world with their circus and vaudeville show. After becoming involved in filmmaking, the Bell Vaudeville company officially retired in 1926.
Arranged in three series and one addition: Series I. Bell Family Papers, 1870-1975. Series II. Edward André Bell, Jr. Papers, 1917- 1985. Series III. Harriet G. Inniss Papers, 1834-1979. Accession 2011-M-003, 1898-1969.
Donated by Malcolm McLean.