USNM Curators Annual Reports: Department of Mollusks, 1882

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The first report from the curator of the Mollusks division of the newly formed United States National Museum happened during a year of expeditionary assignments. Perhaps that explains the brevity of this report in comparison to the years following? Honorary curator William Healy Dall's (1845-1927) scientific work ranged from one corner of North America to another, from the Yukon and Russia American territories to Florida. He was already familiar with the National Museum's nascent collection of mollusks have described a good number of the specimens before the museum even opened. Join up with other volunteers to transcribe this first report from the Department of Mollusks.

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