P. T. Barnum, Jumbo the Elephant, and the Barnum Museum of Natural History at Tufts University

McClellan, Andrew
2012

Abstract: In 1883, the great showman P. T. Barnum agreed to build an eponymous museum of natural history on the campus of Tufts University, which he had served as a founding trustee. After a long career managing dime museums and a travelling circus, Barnum hoped to secure a positive legacy through the creation of an unambiguously serious institution. In addition to building and collections funds, ... read more

This object is in collection:
Tufts Published Scholarship
Subjects
Jumbo
Natural history museum trustees
Barnum Museum of Natural History
Barnum, P.T. (Phineas Taylor)
Capen, Elmer Hewitt
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/002310
Original publication
McClellan, Andrew. "P. T. Barnum, Jumbo the Elephant, and the Barnum Museum of Natural History at Tufts University." Journal of the History of Collections 24, no. 1 (2012).
ID: tufts:PB.002.00022
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