The oddity of Henry Fairfield Osborn

The Prerogative of Harlots blog dredges up an eccentric museum head from the dim past: Histories of vertebrate paleontology at Yale tends to dwell heavily on the feuding between Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, but I actually find the later stages of this conflict, involving AMNH‘s megalomaniacal president Henry Fairfield Osborn, even more fascinating. AMNH […]