Showing posts with label specimens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label specimens. Show all posts

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Letter of the Day: June 23

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02342

June 23, 1897

Mr. Albert Worsham
National home, D.V.S.
Hampton, Va.

Dear Sir:

Your letter of the 20th inst. has been received and in reply I would say that the eight-legged kitten referred to is not desired for this Museum. It has no commercial value.

Very respectfully,
D.L. Huntington
Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army,
In charge of Museum & Library Division.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Letter of the Day: June 22

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02340

June 22, 1897

Major Sam Q. Robinson,
Surgeon, U.S. Army,
Fort Reno, O.T.

Dear Sir:

In answer to your inquiry of the 17th inst. I would state that the 7 inch centipede, mounted dry, is not desired for the Museum collection. Thanking you for your kind offer, I remain,

Very respectfully,
D.L. Huntington
Deputy Surgeon General, U.S.A.
In charge of Museum & Library Division.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Letter of the Day: March 28

Subject: Purchase of Medical Medals, etc.

War Department,
Surgeon General's Office
U.S. Army Medical Museum and Library
Corner of 7th and B Streets S.W.,

Washington, March 28, 1898.

To the Surgeon General,
U.S. Army.


I have the honor to request authority to purchase for deposit in the Army Medical Museums the following medical medals:

St. Johns Guild floating hospital, $1.50
Stephen Girard.......50;

also for bacteriological specimens, &c.:

6 rabbits......... $3.00
6 Guinea pigs.......3.00
2 mice.......... .50

to be paid for from the Museum Appropriation as emergency purchases.

Very respectfully,
Dallas Bache
Col. & Asst. Surgeon Genl. U.S.A.
In charge of Museum and Library Division.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Letter of the day, May 27

Pretty uninteresting letters save for the note at the end that was in the folder with other letters in this series of correspondence. Also, does anyone know when the federal fiscal year changed from June 30 to September 30?

Shown here is a different letter in the series. Note the signer's first name is spelled Adolf and as Adolph in the one transcribed below.

May 27, 1915.
No. 517.

Hammers Ateliers
31 Lake Street
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Sir: 

When may we expect delivery of orders from this Museum of February 16 and 23, 1915?

These orders should be filled and the specimens received at the Museum previous to the expiration of the present fiscal year, Viz:- June 30, 1915, in order that they may come within the appropriation for that year.

Very respectfully,
Eugene R. Whitmore
Major, Medical Corps, U.S.A.
Curator, Army Medical Museum.

The reply:

Hammer's Ateliers for Scientific Models
Plastic Studio of the Royal University Munich
U.S. Studio and Laboratories
Northwestern University Bldg.
31 West Lake Street
Chicago, Ill., June 2nd/[19]15

Mr. Eugene Whitmore
Curator, Army Medical Museum
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

Your letter of May 27th has been received.

The specimens will arrive here in the near future, as we understood, that they left our European house some time ago.

Very respectfully yours
Hammer's Ateliers
pcr Adolph Hammer

And the note that makes it all worth reading:
Dr. Lamb:
I do not like this man's way of doing business. He speaks of the things coming from their European house; when we know that they are being made here in the United States.

Here is a catalog that was also in the file: