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  • Collection: Science and History

1855-10-22 (2), pl_012052016_1626_30538_946.pdf
Kneeland presents Pastrana and his examination of her to the Boston Society of Natural History. Quotes from Kneeland's report but also states that "the girl was present at this meeting of the Society, was freely and carefully examined. She was found…

Lyrics, The Singular History of Julia Pastrana.doc copy.pdf
At the end of a 30 page promotional pamphlet, lyrics are given for different songs Pastrana sang when she performed. The songs include: "The Last Rose of Summer, " "Napolitaine," "Who'll Have Me," and "Miss Julia's Own"

1855-07-18 (p. 3), Plain Dealer, pl_012052016_1353_38836_514.pdf
Pastrana to appear in Cleveland, Ohio. Excerpts from promotional materials include description of Opate Indians and Pastrana's past in Mexico. Claim that Pastrana was mistreated. Beach started as her manager in February 1855 in New Orleans.

The Lancet London, Google Books.pdf
Autopsy and embalming of Pastrana and child by J. Sokolov

Southern Medical and Surgical Journal, 12.1,1856, p. 1, mdp.39015018395189-255-1479923665.pdf
Quotes from pamphlet, Dr. Mott, and Dr. Brainerd, Questions term "hybrid," description of physical appearance. Concludes: "there is nothing uncommon in her person nor in her gait."

A Second Joice Heth II, mdp.39015062776011-91-1479922367.pdf
Brief discussion of P.T. Barnum and Mr. Boon (showman associated with Pastrana's performance in Massachusetts). Inclusion of Dr. Mott's letter--but specifies that it was written by the son of the more esteemed Dr. Mott.

Story of JP's Origins, First.pdf
Pastrana's arrival in Missouri on Flying Cloud, ship from New Orleans.

New York NY Herald 1854 - 2720.pdf
Pastrana's performance extended one more day by popular demand. Pastrana not named but this description included: "her natural vivacity, sweet voice, urbanity and bashfulness charm the fair sex while hosts of scientific and medical men arrive daily…

New York NY Herald 1854 - 2512.pdf
Long account of Pastrana's origins in Mexico. Woman disappears and is found two years later with a child. Held captive by bear who dies dramatically when the woman is rescued.

Louisville KY Evening Bulletin 1855-05-16_3 (1).pdf
Response to Pastrana's performance in Chicago by editor of the Tribune. Describes performance in positive terms and includes details about gendered elements
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