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


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P.T. Barnum to the MVLA, 1876 March 4

 File — Box 85
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A.L.S. Bridgeport, CT. Written on Mayor's Office of Bridgeport letterhead. Addressed to "the keeper of Washington's home." He visited Mount Vernon many years ago and purchased one of the live eagles on the estate which still lives. When visiting again in 1852 he does not remember any more eagles being around the estate. Inquires if there are currently any eagles at Mount Vernon and would like to exchange his for one or two younger birds. ER-5, p. 102

Dates: 1876 March 4