Marmaduke Burrough papers
1808-1843 (bulk 1820-1843)
Marmaduke Burrough (1797-1844) was born in Camden, New Jersey, to Jehu Burrough and Ann[a] Hollinshead. He trained as a physician in Philadelphia but spent most of his life in consular service, including appointments as U.S. Consul to Lima, Peru; Calcutta, India; and Vera Cruz, Mexico. In 1830, Burrough brought the first two rhinoceroses to America from Calcutta and sold them to a traveling exhibitor.