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Letter from P. T. Barnum to Edward Everett, 23 March 1844

Letter from P. T. Barnum to Edward Everett, 23 March 1844

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    During 1844–45, early in his entertainment career,  P.T. Barnum toured Europe with 6-year old Tom Thumb, a dwarf who was taught to imitate people from Hercules to Napoleon. This letter recounts a performance for Queen Victoria.