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Speaking in general terms, the routine work has consisted of the usual [[strikethrough]] routine [[/strikethrough]] duties of receiving, unpacking, cataloguing, identifying, labelling, and storage of specimens; correspondence; supervision of the taxidermist and his assistant, and of the carpenter engaged in remodelling the exhibition cases; rearranging the mounted collection as the cases became ready for their reception; fastening label clasps to the stands of the mounted collection and attaching printed labels thereto, and numerous other matters, the mention of which would render this report tedious.
The number of specimens added to the collection during 1889-'90 is considerably less