Documents and Records - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection
Within the documents and records sub-collection are various financial and legal documents such as bank checks, banknotes, receipts, bills of sale, deeds, a writ form printed by Barnum, and contracts. It also includes petitions, addresses, certificates, a birthday invitation, and Barnum’s marriage notice, as well as a phrenology chart that was completed for M. Lavinia Stratton nee Warren (“Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb”). Most of the items pertain to P. T. Barnum and his family, while a few relate to Charles S. Stratton (“Gen. Tom Thumb”) and to his wife M. Lavinia Warren, and others.