New York: December 25, 1862.
1 page pen and ink on “Office of the New-York Sun” stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. Barnum Encourages the Wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Small puncture affecting one word, faint creasing from prior folding. Item #261585
Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: “If you will at the same time quietly suggest in three or four lines that the elegant little woman Miss [Lavinia] Warren now at the St. Nicholas Hotel would make a brilliant match for the little General, the thing will be complete! If I don't make it up to the Sun in the way of advertising two-fold, charge me what you please & I will pay it.”
Lavinia Warren and General Tom Thumb married in 1863 to great fanfare and press coverage.
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