Medical Director’s office
First Military District, State of Virginia,
Richmond, Va., April 22nd 1868
I bought the Gibson Collection this morn for $1015. I gave the 15 additional over the sum authorized by the S.G. because I did not want to lose the collection for such a small sum + rather than it should be lost to the Army Museum would give the extra amt. myself. When there was added a collection of 25 or 30 calculi not on the catalogue and which I knew you wanted very much – some being very valuable + rare.
Gross was prepared to go to 750 himself + 250 for another party if it had been sold by lot or specimens. I will make a formal report to the Surgeon General tomorrow.
I have not received the list promised by the S.G. of such specimens most wanted + the price annexed.
Will write you again in a few days.
John H. Janeway