"Impressions of the United States and Canada by a Russian Lady, To the Editor of the Herald"

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Title

"Impressions of the United States and Canada by a Russian Lady, To the Editor of the Herald"

Subject

A Russian woman's visit to the U.S. and Canada

Description

"Sisinka" describes her travels, including details (in the last paragraph) about seeing Julia Pastrana perform in Toronto

Source

New York Herald. Issue 7301, August 26, 1856, p. 2.

Publisher

New York Herald

Date

1856-08-26

Rights

fultonhistory.com

Relation

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Language

English

Type

Letter printed in newspaper

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Text

Sometimes, however, I find something new, and in Toronto I saw a great specimen of natural curiosity, a being which they call the "bear woman." This poor creature looks exactly like an ourang outang, and her head is completely animal; her entire face is covered with black hair, so much so that she can hardly look out of her eyes. At first sight I thought she was an animal, but she talks so sensibly, both in English and Spanish, that I cannot denny her to be at least half human. I think she is the greatest living curiosity I ever saw.

Original Format

Letter published in newspaper

Citation

“"Impressions of the United States and Canada by a Russian Lady, To the Editor of the Herald",” Julia Pastrana Online, accessed November 29, 2020, http://juliapastranaonline.com/items/show/1.

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