P.T. Barnum papers,

Title
P.T. Barnum papers, 1843-1890.
Author
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid
0

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Additional Authors
Description
.3 linear foot (1 box)
Subject
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Ford Family
Biography (note)
  • Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 215
Author
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Title
P.T. Barnum papers, 1843-1890.
Additional Formats
Selected papers available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Summary
Collection consists of letters written by P.T. Barnum to Moses Kimball, Gordon Lester Ford and others, 1846-1890; press clippings and newspapers containing references to Barnum's "Fiji Mermaid" exhibit in the southern United States, 1843; and autograph passes, a calling card and other miscellaneous items.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman. He originated the traveling circus, and in 1881 with his leading rival, James Bailey, formed the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Barnum also was active in Connecticut politics and served as mayor of Bridgeport from 1867 to 1869.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Connect to:
Occupation
Circus owners.
Added Author
Kimball, M. (Moses), 1799-1868.
Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891.
Research Call Number
MssCol 215
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