Last week another merchant was stricken with natural history fever. His case was more virulent than those of Mr. James Simpson of Chicago and Mr. Walter P. Chrysler (TIME, March 8), who respectively financed but did not accompany the Roosevelt-Field Museum trip for Ovis poli (just returned from Turkestan) and the Smithsonian Institution trip for live wild creatures (just embarked for Africa). Mr. Jesse Metcalf of Manhattan, manufacturer of woolens (Metcalf Bros. & Co.), is to be not only the financier but the leader of a Bronx...

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