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P.T. BARNUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/31/1884 - HFSID 254622

P.T. BARNUM Mentioning Madison Square Garden and his White Elephant Jumbo. ALS: "P.T. Barnum", 1p, 4¼x6¾. Waldemere,Bridgeport, Ct., 1884 January 31. On his embossed monogrammed stationery. To Halden. In full: "Thanks for your letter & the articles you name.

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P.T. BARNUM
Mentioning Madison Square Garden and his White Elephant Jumbo.
ALS: "P.T. Barnum", 1p, 4¼x6¾. Waldemere,Bridgeport, Ct., 1884 January 31. On his embossed monogrammed stationery. To Halden. In full: "Thanks for your letter & the articles you name. My managers (sic) office is at Madison Square Garden, Entrance 27th St. They expect photos of our Secured White Elephant daily. I hope you will call on them and get acquainted so as to see our big show when it opens there." Three years before he wrote this letter, Barnum combined his circus with James A. Bailey to form Barnum and Bailey Circus. In 1882, he purchased Jumbo, the world's largest elephant, from the Royal Zoological Gardens of London. A year after this letter was written, on September 15, 1885, Jumbo was killed crossing railroad tracks in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Browned along blank top edge. 1-inch separation at mid-horizontal fold at right edge, touching one word. Mounting remnants on verso of blank integral address leaf. Overall, fine condition.

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