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Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891



  • Existence: 1810-07-05 - 1891-04-07

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891), American businessman and politician

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Crawford Theater collection

Call Number: MS 1387
Overview: The collection consists of playbills and programs, photographs in a variety of formats, engravings, posters, clippings, and other printed material which document the performing arts in the United States and throughout the world from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Material relating to dramatic performance forms the nucleus of the collection, but dance, opera, motion picture, circus, radio, and television performances are also represented.
Dates: 1663-1992

Othniel Charles Marsh papers

Call Number: MS 343
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, school notes, and other papers of O.C. Marsh, scientist and first professor of paleontology at Yale and in the United States. Of special interest is the rather extensive correspondence Marsh carried on with many prominent scientists of his time; included are letters from Charles Darwin, Leonard and Thomas Huxley, Simon Newcomb, and Benjamin Silliman Sr. and Jr. Also included are materials relating to Marsh's education at Andover, Yale,...
Dates: 1817-1899

Note : New York, to an unidentified recipient, 1853 Nov 28

 Part of Collection — Box: 36, Folder: GROUP 825, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: AN in response to a request for an autograph.

Bottom half of page containing signature has been cut off.
Dates: 1853 Nov 28

Frank Parsons papers

Call Number: MS 11
Overview: Correspondence, notes and manuscripts for books and articles, and other documents and papers of Frank Parsons, lawyer, educator, and lecturer and writer on economics and social reform. There is very little material of a personal nature. Included is a file of correspondence with Ralph Albertson, a close friend of Parsons, mainly concerned with the cooperative movement.
Dates: 1888-1908

Poscript : Bridgeport, Connecticut, to an unidentified recipient, [188-?]

 Part of Collection — Box: 36, Folder: GROUP 825, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Autograph postscript, signed, regarding a mention of Barnum in the Atlantic Monthly.
Dates: [188-?]

Theater manuscripts collection

Call Number: MS 667
Overview: Correspondence, autographs, playbills, notebooks, and writings relating to the American theater and the history of theater in New Haven, Connecticut, as collected by Jack Crawford, Mary Hamlin and others.
Dates: 1784-1941

James Watson Webb papers

Call Number: MS 683
Overview: The James Watson Webb papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, newspapers, diaries, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of James Watson Webb and his family, including his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb. The papers document Webb's journalistic and political careers, his personal life, and the activities and observations of his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb, a close confidante to her husband. Major topics of interest include New York politics...
Dates: 1819-1890