Read about a letter I found in the Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences from legendary circus showman P.T. Barnum, to Philadelphia’s own “Father of American Vert. Paleontology and Parasitology” Joseph Leidy regarding his famous elephant “Jumbo.” This letter was featured as part of the Academy of Natural Sciences 200 years. 200 stories, an online celebration of ANSP’s Bicentennial.
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