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Call number CWM Mss 98
Collection Brownlow, Donald Papers
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1910
Object Name Manuscript
Extent of Description .2 c.f. (1 folder)
Creator Brownlow, Donald
Scope & Content A collection of documents relating to the life and career of James L. Hutchinson (1847-1910) business partner of P.T. Barnum and one-time co-owner of the P.T. Barnum and Great London Shows and later the Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson Circus. The collection includes news clippings, and telegrams, a 1907 letter from Booker T. Washington, an 1889 letter from Henry Ward Beecher, a hand written biography of Hutchinson written by Donald Brownlow and a personal note from Barnum to "Hutch." The collection also contains a handwritten contract dated August 11, 1885 establishing a business partnership between P. T Barnum, James L. Hutchinson, and W.W. Cole for the management of the Barnum & London Circus.

See CWi 4728 A-B for a digital copy of the Barnum-Hutchinson-Cole Contract.
Location Archives Stacks 22/5/3