Fort Larned, Kansas
Jan. 29 1878
I have the honor to enclose copy of receipt issued this day to me by Post Quartermaster for one box addressed to the Army Medical Museum.
The contents are,
1) One Golden Eagle – shot near here Dec 2, 1877. I have roughly dressed it so as to leave the plumage on the skeleton, that the curator may use it as preferred, applying salt or alum.
2) One skull & bal. [balance] of skeleton of a male Raccoon found dead here Dec 2, 1877.
3) I also send in behalf of Asst. Surg. W.E. Whitehead the skin & extremities of one whooping crane (I believe) shot near here in fall of 1877 – arsenic and Plaster of Paris were used.
I am, Sir, with great respect
Your Obt Servt
Francis H. Atkins