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    P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5" x 7.5" on Barnum's Americana Museum letterhead, New York, November 9, 1855, to "Chas H Anderson Esq" in response to an autograph request. In full: "Dear Sir. Yours of yesterday is recd & I hasten to comply with your request. Truly Yours P. T. Barnum". This letterhead is of special note as it gives detailed information on his American Museum down the left side. Barnum (1810-1891) was America's first great showman who made a fortune in the entertainment business. His circus, "P. T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth," through various mergers, become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus which is still entertaining millions today. Mounting traces in corners, else fine.

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