Marriage Certificate for P. T. Barnum and Nancy Fish

This marriage certificate, discovered 120 years later, demonstrates that P. T. Barnum and Nancy Fish were secretly married in London on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1874, thirteen weeks and two days after the death of his first wife, Charity Hallett Barnum. The couple had a public wedding on September 16, 1874, in New York City.

Date:
February 14, 1874
Original Format:
Document
Item#:
MES09729
Height:
717px
Width:
2548px
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