Autograph Letter Signed

P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2

P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2
P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2

P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2   P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2

Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! BARNUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 7/2 - HFSID 265836. Home [Bridgeport, Connecticut], no year, but circa 1866, July 2, Monday A.

To " My dear Mrs Beach ". In full, as written: My family including wife daughters & their husbands are off for Charles & Kimble Islands at 8 this A. We shall return at 7 to night Mrs Barnum desires that your family will visit us tomorrow tuesday - or Thursday if you prefer it - or (on the 4th Wednesday) We would like to have Alfreds folks also if they will come. Please drop note in P.

Unfortunately I go to N. Tuesday & return Wednesday A. Accompanied by engraved portrait of Barnum.

B/w with brown hue, 4½x7½ overall, image 4¼x6 (one surface). Facsimile signature above printed caption. Upper right corner nicked away. Beach's invention was the basis for New York City's first subway, which he built in secret.

His 312-foot subway was unveiled in 1870. Alfred's "folks" included his father, MOSES BEACH, who owned the "New York Sun", which Alfred and his brother later managed. The Charles & Kimble Islands that Barnum mentions are off the coast of Connecticut in Long Island sound. At the time of this letter, Barnum was married to his first wife, CHARITY HALLET BARNUM, whom he had married in Bethel, Connecticut (his birthplace) in 1829. After Charity's death, Barnum married his second wife, NANCY FISH, in 1874.

The couple had no children, so, in order to perpetuate his name, Barnum convinced Pauline's oldest son, Clinton, to change his middle name to Barnum when he reached his 21st birthday. With attractions such as Tom Thumb and Siamese twins Chang and Eng. Barnum had retired in 1855 but, because of creditors, resumed his career as showman and museum proprietor in 1857.

He remained with his Museum until 1868, when it was destroyed by fire. In 1869, Barnum organized "The Greatest Show on Earth". 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". ¼-inch tear at upper right blank edge. See more material from these signers. See more listings in our BUSINESS & FINANCE (1,193). Please note that this is an authentically signed item. We do not sell autograph copies or signature reprints. Images shown may contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, Gallery of History, Inc.

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  2. Autograph Type: Autograph Letter Signed
  3. Autograph: Authentic Original

P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2   P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed 7/2