Manuscripts - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection

The manuscript sub-collection includes hand-written material as well as items related to it. Correspondence collections, and a 700+-page copy book of Barnum’s letters written while in France in the mid-1840s, form the major portion of this sub-collection. There are also individual manuscript items, and an early ledger as well as an assortment of letters and documents in the Salmagundi Ledger. Examples of Barnum’s memo books from his later years, filled with his to-do lists and reminders contrast with his decorative “blank” journals from an earlier period, filled with fine engravings yet lacking any notes. Barnum’s address book, a stereotype printing plate of a Barnum letter, and examples of blank letterhead stationery are also included.
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Document: List of participants in P.T. Barnum's lottery in 1834
Stationary: Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth letterhead, circa 1900s
1900-01-01 - 1910-12-31
Manuscript: Salmagundi Ledger
1877-01-01 - 1889-01-01
Document: Scraps of P.T.'s handwriting and autographs of P.T. Barnum and others
1865 - 1874
Stationary: Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth letterhead
1900-01-01 - 1909-12-31
Correspondence Collection: P.T. Barnum Letters (owned by The Barnum Museum)
Document: P. T. Barnum's address book
1880-01-01 - 1891-12-31
Correspondence: H.W. Jewett describes Jenny Lind's arrival and reception
Physical object: Illustrated blank journal owned by P. T. Barnum
1840-01-01 - 1850-12-31
Physical object: Stereotype printing plate of P. T. Barnum letter
Manuscript: P.T. Barnum's five memo books
1883 - 1890
Manuscript: P.T. Barnum's memo book from 1883
Manuscript: P.T. Barnum's memo book with no date, brown cover
Physical object: Illustrated blank journal owned by P. T. Barnum
Manuscript: P.T. Barnum's memo book from 1890
Manuscript: P.T. Barnum's memo book from 1889
Correspondence Collection: Additional Letters to Associates of P.T. Barnum (owned by The Barnum Museum)
Stationary: Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth letterhead, circa 1880s
1880-01-01 - 1899-12-31
Correspondence Collection: Associates of P.T. Barnum Letter Collection (owned by Bridgeport History Center)
Document: P.T. Barnum Letter Copybook, 1845 - 1846
1845-01-01 - 1846-12-31
Manuscript: Bethel Ledger
1832-01-01 - 1833-12-31, 1854-01-01 - 1833-12-31
Document: Note written by P.T. Barnum regarding elephants, February 20, 1882
Physical object: Illustrated blank journal owned by P. T. Barnum
Correspondence Collection: Lavinia Warren Letters (owned by The Barnum Museum)

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