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Autographed letter signed P.T. Barnum on Jumbo stationery, Sturtevant House May 8/82, to "My Dear Lucy." Comes with: P.T. Barnum cabinet card with facsimile signature, letterhead from "P.T. Barnum's Great Roman Hippodrome" and a typed letter signed by Joh

Various: (1874) Barnum letter: 6.75 x 4.5, and opens up to 6.75 x 9, cream, copper colored raised image of an elephant on upper left corner, "Jumbo" printed beneath image, letter on first page only, light soiling and offsetting, fold creases, light staining on the inside, removal marks and light pencil number on back of last page, ink is sharp and not faded, good/very good. Cabinet card: Eisenmann: NY 1885, 6.5 x 4, facsimile signature "P.T. Barnum 1885" below the image, light soiling, pencil price and Barnumís birth and death dates in pencil on reverse else very good. Hippodrome letterhead: 11 x 8.5, green lettering and Illustr on cream background, text below the image promotes the Hippodrome, unused, toned, soiling, fold creases, rusty staple marks, pencil date of 1874 (year it opened), light staining else good. John Ringling North letter: 10.5 x 7.25, cream, letterhead shows two gray elephants with trunks entwined, rearing horse on one side and clown on the other who is holding up the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows (in gilt) against a red background, light staining, fold creases, removal marks on back, ink is sharp and not faded else very good. P.T. Barnum writes to "Dear Lucy" almost a month after Jumbo arrived in NY; in it he mentions that he will be sailing on the 27th and that his "Nancy can . . . spend part of an evening with you and Charlie I will manage to be on hand. . ." In John Ringling Northís letter he writes to Mrs. McGahon that he received her letter "and I am delighted to know that you are in a good show, even though it keeps you from being with the circus." Interesting Barnum memorabilia. A group of four items, sold as a lot only.


Book Id: 99-2637

Price: $1,250.00

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