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Call Number: MS254
This collection contains material related to P. T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb collected by Christopher Coenen, including artifacts, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, printed ephemera, printed materials, photographs, and stereographs.
circa 1750 -- 2010
Call Number: MS002
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, inventories, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia documenting aspects of the career of P.T. Barnum and Barnum's relationship with Tufts University. The development and maintenance of Barnum Hall and the Barnum Museum are detailed through the correspondence of Barnum, Professor John P. Marshall, the Smithsonian Institution, and Ward's Natural Science Establishment, dating from the 1870s through the 1890s. Transcriptions of many of these...
bulk 1837 -- 1985, 1818 -- 2009