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PT Barnum Persuades Universalist Minister 1879 - - 1879. 
1879 - Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891), the iconic 19th century American showman, was also a member of the Connecticut House Of Representatives and a prominent member of the Universalist Society. In this two-page autograph letter signed, on State of Connecticut stationery, he tries to persuade Universalist Minister, Edwin Chapin, to preach at his church. 8" x 5" pages archivally matted with a portrait of Barnum to: 14 ½ x 25. Condition: Fold lines, including one that goes through the signature, otherwise very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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