Impressions from a Lost World: The Discovery of Dinosaur Footprints

Orra Sees the Hunterian Museum

Orra took pleasure in having an exception made for her and Mrs. Tappan in their visit to the Hunterian Museum. 

June 18, Tuesday

Morning, went to the Hunterian Museum . . . said to be the only collection where ladies are not admitted, but we were favoured above the ordinary class of ladies & made no scruples about going the whole, but it was truly a repository of the dead. Skeletons of all sizes & descriptions—men & animals, fishes & birds & reptiles, bodies & fragments of bodies, giants & pigmies brought into contact & compared with each other. Brains & stomachs of men & animals, hearts, veins & arteries with coloured liquids injected. Indeed, every part of the system beautifully preserved.