Monday, August 9, 2010

Letter of the Day: August 8 ( 2 of 2)

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 88


Smithsonian Institution

Bureau of Ethnology

Washington, D.C., August 8, 1894.


Dear Sir:


Your inquiry of the 14th ultimo concerning the triple-trephined skull found near Cuzco by Dr Maneul A. Muniz and designated by him for presentation to the Army Medical Museum has been received. This skull, together with other specimens in the Muniz collection, remains in the Bureau pending the receipt from Dr Muniz of photographs of drawings of certain other trephined crania in Cuzco; when it is the purpose to prepare a detailed description of the entire collection for publication in one of our annual reports. Until advices are received from Dr. Muniz, it is inexpedient to fix a date for the final disposition of the collection; but should you feel anxious to have this specimen at an early date, I will undertake to put it in your hands by the end of the present month with no condition than that you will afford facilities for further examination in the Museum should occasion arise.


Yours with respect,

WJ McGee



Dr. J.S. Billings,

Deputy Surgeon General,

U.S. Army.

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