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illustrations drawn, and much work has been done on the latter, about 270 pages of copy having been written. These works will be finished as soon as it is practicable to do so, the very numerous duties of the Curator prohibiting continuous work on them for any considerable time.

The present state of the collection is satisfactory, except as regards arrangement, which, however, cannot be remedied until new cabinets are provided. The skin collection, both study series and duplicate series, urgently require rearrangement, which will be commenced as soon as the necessary cabinets are received.

The mounted collection, so far as arranged,

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