Monday, February 22, 2010

Letter of the Day: February 9 makeup

The Wheeler survey last for years and generated a lot of data, including lovely Timothy O’Sullivan photographs.  Yarrow  worked directly for the Museum soon after this letter was written.


United States Engineer Office,

Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian,

Washington, D.C., Feb 9th, 1874


Bvt Lt. Col. G. Otis, USA


Dear Sir


Some time since we forwarded to the Army Med. Museum some fragments of Indian Crania collected by Lt. Wheeler’s expedition in 1873. Will you kindly inform us if such specimens were rec’d.


Very Resp.

Your obt. Svt.

H.C. Yarrow

Surg & Nat[uralist] to Exped[ition]

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