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

 File — Box: 85

Scope and Contents

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


  • 1876 March 4


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From the Collection: 25 Linear Feet (117 legal-size clamshell flat storage boxes, 1 oversize clamshell flat storage box )

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 USA