USNM Curators Annual Reports: Department of Mollusks, 1893-1894
About the Project
What might be buried in a large donation of "miscellaneous materials?" Honorary Curator of Mollusks and Invertebrate Cenozoic Fossils, William Healey Dall (1872-1927) reports on a remarkable donation from Dr. Leander Carmichael and his wife Francis Lea Chamberlain. Help us to transcribe Dall's annual report of his department's activities from July 1893 to June 1894 and discover what kinds of conditions can make such a donation especially valuable.