P.T. Barnum to
September 1, 1843
Museum Sept. 1st 1843
I am grieved vexed and disappointed [?] hear of the
sickness and death (for I know she will die)
of the Ourang Outang. D--n the luck -- I have puffed
he[r] high and dry -- got a large transparency and a
flag 10 [?] 16 feet painted for her -- besides
newspaper cut [?] and now curse her -- she must up
foot and die. -- [?] is peculiarly distressing
from the fact that Tom Thumb[?] Cole -- his dog --
and Great Western all leave this week to
for her -- and she can't come! But some [?]
will boil that way and I must grin and bear it. The
[?] ar pic [sic] and Amphitheatre all open next
Monday -- and of course catch me with my breeches
I send you some papers to give you some i[dea] of
the Buffalo chase -- no Buffalo is killed as
reported in one of the papers -- they are all safe
and right -- I do[n't] know yet how many were there,
but probably abou[t] 12,000 -- giving me some $600
-- possibly more -- I shall [know?] precisely
tomorrow morning, as it will [take?] them all day to
count the sixpences. I expect we cant get up [?]
half as good -- next week. -- You will see
French advertisement in the papers I send. French is
I expect the Serenaders here for next week -- they
have not come yet. We continue to take about $200
per day at [both?] Museums -- but next week shall
not do half that.
Moses Kimball Esq.
P.T. Barnum Letters To Moses Kimball
September 1, 1843
- Disability History Museum,
(March 04, 2009)
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