Monday, March 1, 2010

Letter of the Day: March 1 (2 of 2)

The 'heart of Jumbo' is from P.T. Barnum's famous elephant, of course.

Ward's Natural Science Establishment

Nos. 16-26 College Avenue (opposite University),

Rochester, N.Y., March 1 1886


Dr. John S. Billings,

Army Medical Museum.


Dear Sir,


I have lately received directly from Australia a fine Foetus of Dugong (Holicore australis) in alcohol. It is about 3 ½ feet long, and is in excellent condition. Price is $75.


Heart, & Penis, & Eyes of adult Dugong in alcohol, $18.


I still have Heart of Jumbo in alcohol $30


Or, the whole lot for $118.


Shall I send by Express or Freight?!


Very truly yours,

Henry A. Ward.


No hurry about payment.

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