Monday, March 8, 2010

Letter of the Day: March 8

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 553




March 8, 1895, Mr. S. B. Taylor, No. 1626, 7th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. presents a specimen of oyster blenny (Chasmodes boscianus).


A.M.M. No. 10813 Pathological Section.


Some info on card 10813


Given that this is a species of fish that lives in mangrove roots in warm water, I have no idea why we gave it a pathological section number. It was undoubtedly for the Comparative Anatomy section.


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