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yet been remodelled, while the former were completed by the carpenter and painter during the Curator's absence in the West. These cases will be taken in hand at the earliest date practicable, and it is hoped that except the wall cases, two which are to hold a special exhibit not yet perfected, while the other two are yet to be remodelled by the carpenter, these cases will be put in order within the next four weeks.

Among "special researches prosecuted upon material belonging to the department may be mentioned the working up of the extensive collection made on the Galapagos Islands and in other parts of Tropical America by the naturalists of the Albatross,

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