Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 1736
Fort Crook Neb.
Oct 6th 1896
Major Walter Reed U.S.A.
As I am anxious to get the laboratory in the new hospital here in shape for a course in bacteriology this winter, I wish to ask if it would inconvenience you too much to send me cultures of the following bacilli, viz; B. Diphtheria, Typhoid Fever, Coli communis, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Anthrax, Prodigiosus, Glanders, and Finkler-Prior Vibrio.
All of my cultures became extinct in the move from Fort Omaha to this post as no one looked after them when I left to organize this hospital.
Capt. + Asst. Surgeon U.S.A.