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8.  GIVE THE NAMES OF ANY PERSONS WHO HAVE PROSECUTED INVESTIGATIONS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT DURING THE YEAR, AND STATE THE SPECIAL AIM OF THEIR STUDIES.

Mr. D. G. Elliot, Field Columbian Museum, Chicago, Ill.;– Investigation of certain Ptarmigans.

Mr. L. M. Loomis, Calif. Acad. Sci., San Francisco, Calif.;– studies of various Pacific Coast species of Shearwaters, Gulls, and Horned Owls.

Mr. Witmer Stone, Acad. Nat. Sci., Philadelphia, Pa.;– investigations into the status of various Horned Owls.

Dr. Louis B. Bishop, New Haven Conn.;– studies of Western night-hawks, Bitterns, Horned Larks, Song Sparrows, etc., in connection with specimens collected by himself in North Dakota.

Mr. G. S. Miller, Jr., Washington, D.C.,;– made an examination of Mexican Jays of the genus [[underlined]] Aphelocoma. [[/underlined]]

Mr. H. C. Oberholser, Dept. Agriculture, Washington, D.C.;– made an investigation of the Downy Woodpecker ([[underlined]] Dryobates pubescens [[/underlined]] and subspecies), and rearranged several families of Neotropical Passeres in the study series, in order to acquaint himself with the various species embraced in them.

Messrs J. H. Riley and C. G. Rorebeck, [[strikethrough]] spent [[/strikethrough]] of Falls Church, Va.;– Spent several months in the Department, performing various volunteer work, and making themselves familiar with the birds of North America.

Mr. Rudolph M. Anderson, Forest City, Iowa;– spent two or three days examining species of North American birds, and referring to the sectional library.

Mr. Wm Palmer, National Museum, Washington, D.C.;– made numerous references to the collections and sectional library.
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