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BARNUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/17/1853 - HFSID 43809. BARNUM Barnum handwrote, signed and dated this short letter in 1853 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In it, he writes William C. Bryant that he will "with pleasure accede to your request".
Autograph letter signed "P T Barnum". With pencil notations in top corners in unknown hand.1 page, 4 ¾ x 5, with partial embossing at top edge and wavy watermark. Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 17, 1853. In full: Yours of the 6th inst is received and I with pleasure accede to your request. The Bryant that this letter is addressed to is possibly William C.
Bryant, a poet as well as part owner and editor-in-chief of the New York Evening Post. Barnum retired in 1855 but, because of creditors, resumed his career as showman and museum proprietor in 1857. In 1869, Barnum organized "The Greatest Show on Earth", which opened in Brooklyn, N.
In 1881, he became partners with James A. Bailey of Cooper, Bailey and Company's Circus, forming "Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth". Lightly toned, stained and creased. Adhesive residue and paper loss on verso; paper loss shows through in upper right edge but does not touch handwriting.
Small dent in lower left corner. Folded five times horizontally and unfolded. Small tear along top fold near right edge, which touches salutation. See more material from these signers. See more listings in our BUSINESS & FINANCE (1,126).Please note that this is an authentically signed item. We do not sell autograph copies or signature reprints.
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