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.
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Document: Pequonnock Bank banknotes with signature of P.T. Barnum
1851-01-01 - 1855-12-31
Document: Employment contract between P. T. Barnum and Rodnia Nutt, 1861
Document: Annual address delivered before the Fairfield County Agricultural Society at Bridgeport, Conn. [...]
1849-10-10
Document: An oration on the Freedom of the Press delivered at the Court House in Danbury, Conn.. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1832.
1832-12-05
Document: Winter Quarters Petition, November 23, 1887
Document: Receipt to Charles S. Stratton from Sammis & Fairchild Clothiers, 1872
Check: Blank check for P. T. Barnum's account in the Bridgeport Bank, 1849
1849-01-01 - 1849-12-31
Checks: Set of two bank notes and one check featuring Jenny Lind
Document: Annual message of the Honor Phineas T. Barnum delivered April 12th, 1875
1875-04-12
Document: Clothing receipt from Matthew Vowels [...] Tailors for Charles S. Stratton, October 31, 1866
Check: Check from The National Park Bank of New York with image of P.T. Barnum, 1879
1879-10-22 -
Document: Decree from the Grand Army of the Republic, post no. 3 honoring P.T. Barnum
1883-12-06
Document: Agreement between Bunnell and Barnum, November 2, 1876
1876/11/02
Document: Barnum's 80th birthday invitation for July 5, 1890
1890-07-05
Document: Bridgeport Hospital decree honoring P.T. Barnum after his death, April 1891
1891-04-09
Check: Merchant's Exchange Bank check featuring Barnum's signature
 Document: Bill of Sale of Licensed Vessel from Henry H. Pyle to P.T. Barnum, 1889
Document: Deed, David W. and Caroline C. Thompson to Charity Barnum, 1860
Document: Writ justice form from Barnum's printing business in Bethel, Conn.
1830 - 1834
Document: Marriage notice of P.T. Barnum to Charity Hallett, 1829
Document: Cemetery plot purchase by Charles S. Stratton, 1864
1864-10-28 -
Framed items: P. T. Barnum's Tom Thumb Memorial Archive
1858-01-01 - 1889-12-31
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1851-01-01 - 1851-12-31
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1863-02-20 -

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