How Tyrannosaurus rex Came to Pittsburgh

The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, N.Y.

Department of Palaeontology:
Walter Granger, D.Sc., Curator of Fossil Mammals
Barnum Brown, Sc.D., Curator of Fossil Reptiles
G. G. Simpson, PhD, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology
Edwin H. Colbert, PhD, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology
Harold E. Vokes, PhD, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology
Rachel Husband Nichols, A.M., Staff Assistant
William K. Gregory, PhD, D.Sc., Research Associate
Charles C. Mook, PhD, Research Associate
Otto H. Haas, PhD, LL.D., Research Associate in Palaeontology

November 17, 1941

Dr. A. Avinoff
Carnegie Museum

Dear Dr. Avinoff:-

Since my last letter I have called up a trucking concern in New York specializing between New York and Pittsburgh – The North Braddock Motor Lines Company, 82 Rutgers Slip, New York City – who will carry the entire shipment in one truck to Pittsburgh for $108.00 if loaded at the American Museum and unloaded at the Carnegie Museum by museum people. This, I consider, is extremely reasonable.

We know that it would far safer for this rare specimen to be transported by truck, rather than by train, and I urge that it be handled by truck.

Very sincerely yours,
Barnum Brown

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