In response to the collection of specimens and ethnographic objects in the Providence Museum of Natural History’s vault, I developed a fictional story, journal, drawings, and notes purportedly created by a 19th-century naturalist, Gideon Burroughs. Burroughs is charged with accessioning items into the collection, but returns each day to find that the objects have inexplicably shuffled themselves out of the Linnaean classification system and re-oriented into new groupings according to the human senses.