Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Letter of the Day: September 7

Indianapolis General,

Sep. 7th 1868.

Brvt Maj Genl. J.K. Barnes, U.S.A.

Surgeon General.




I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a  circular, headed, “Memorandum for the information of Medical Officers.”


I have in my possession the skull of a New Mexico Indian, which I know nothing of the history of, except that it was brought direct from there by Mr James B. Dunlap – deceased - + given to me.


The skull is at your service. Please inform me how I shall send it, if you wish to have it in your collectin.


Your Obt Servt,

F.S. Newcomer,

A.A. Surg, U.S.A.

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