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

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1810-07-05
Death 1891-04-07
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: showman

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x0001b6

Phineas Taylor ("P.T.") Barnum (1810-1891) was a celebrated showman.

From the description of Papers, n.d.; 1854-1879. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191285307

American showman and entrepreneur.

From the description of P. T. Barnum letters, 1854-1888. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936489

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman. He originated the traveling circus, and in 1881 with his leading rival, James Bailey, formed the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Barnum also was active in Connecticut politics and served as mayor of Bridgeport from 1867 to 1869.

From the guide to the P.T. Barnum papers, 1843-1890, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Showman and proprietor of the American Museum in New York. Kimball was proprietor of he Boston Museum.

From the description of Letter : New York, to Moses Kimball, Boston, 1849. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 613962417

Circus owner.

From the description of P.T. Barnum papers, 1851-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450143

American showman.

From the description of Autograph inscription signed, dated : [n.p.], 3 July 1890, 1890 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270957633

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bridgeport, to Mr. Greeley, 1868 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622090

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Harper & Brothers, 1858 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623263

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bridgeport, to the editors of the Tribune, 1875 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622095

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to an unidentified correspondent, 1864 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623412

Showman and proprietor of the American Museum in New York. Kimball was proprietor of the Boston Museum.

From the description of Letters : New York, to Moses Kimball, Boston, 1843 Nov. 17-Dec. 18. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 613970796

Showman extraordinaire. B. July 5, 1810 Bethel, Conn.; d. Apr. 7, 1891 Bridgeport, Conn. Visited Colorado 1870s and invested in Colorado real estate in Greeley, Denver, and Pueblo areas. Villa Park property became part of the Barnum addition to Denver. Owned Huerfano Cattle Company near Pueblo (Colo.). Daughter Helen married Denver physician William H. Buchtel.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1886 [microform]. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55984815

From the description of P.T. Barnum (Phineas Taylor) papers, 1877-1981 [manuscript]. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13175812

In 1881 Barnum and competitor James Anthony Bailey joined forces and formed the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

From the description of Letter : Victoria Hotel, Southport [Eng.?], to Dr. Jones, 1881 June 22. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 173262276

Showman and circus operator.

From the description of Autograph: 1870 Jan. 31. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962188

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman.

He originated the traveling circus, and in 1881 with his leading rival, James Bailey, formed the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Barnum also was active in Connecticut politics and served as mayor of Bridgeport from 1867 to 1869.

From the description of P.T. Barnum papers, 1843-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122346187

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Subjects:

  • Circus
  • Advertising--Circus
  • Authors
  • Menageries
  • Circus--History
  • Circuses--History--Sources
  • Natural history museums--History
  • Sea monsters
  • Jumbo (elephant)
  • Elections--Corrupt practices
  • Circus performers
  • Albinos and albinism
  • Aquariums
  • Circus owners--Correspondence
  • Circus--United States

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  • Circus owners

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