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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

October the twenty-second
Nineteen hundred and forty-one

Dr. A. Avinoff, Director
Carnegie Museum
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania.

Dear Dr. Avinoff:

After receiving the Tyrannosaurus skeleton it will probably be some time before you will have the skeleton mounted, but as we have had the skull and jaws mounted and on exhibition and previously the pelvis and hind limbs, I am wondering if you would not like to avail yourself of these mountings and bases. It will enable you to place these parts of the specimen on exhibition within three or four days after you received it. All of these mountings and the two bases have been retained in good condition and we will include them in the shipment, without charge, if you so wish.

I am particularly anxious that Kay should accompany the truck so as to insure the safety of this specimen in transit.

As ever,
Sincerely yours,
Barnum Brown

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