[There were so many bird collectors in the Army that there’s a book about them – Ornithologists of the United States Army Medical Corps by Hume]
Madisonville, Hamilton Co. Ohio
Sept. 29th 1879
I send you today, per Express (M+C. care of Adams) as directed, a box containing the following species of birds in the flesh, for the Army Medical Museum; (for skeletons).
Hoping that they may reach you in good order, I have the honor to be
Very respectfully yours
Frank W. Langdon
Asst. Surgeon General, U.S.A.
Received at A.M.M. Oct. 2, 1879, + turned over to Dr. Woodward, in charge of the Sec. of Comparative Anatomy. Copy of this letter furnished Dr. Schafhirt Oct. 7 1879, by order of Mr. Myers.