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^[[BAE No. 4419]]

[[preprinted]] 
ROBERT BREWSTER STANTON
CIVIL AND MINING ENGINEER
MANHATTAN LIFE BUILDING
66 BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY

TELEPHONE 2228 RECTOR
CABLE ADDRESS: KOTABATU, NEW YORK
CODE: BEDFORD McNEILL. 
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^[[ Mme Eleanor Please look up UUU]]

[[circular stamped]] BUR. OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY.
MAR 25
1907
No......... 
[[/stamped]]

^[[noted to file]]
March 23, 19 07.
^[[answered in Person
Mr. Stanton came to Washington requesting Ans matter c-]]

[[stamped]] W.H.H. MAR 25 19 [[/stamped]]

Prof . W.H. Holmes,
Bureau of Am. Ethnology,
Washington, D.C.

My dear Prof. Holmes:

Your note of March 20th and also Sumner's journal of 1869 were duly received and I thank you very much for the same.

May I trouble you to answer me one or two questions in regard to this?  The journal that you sent is undoubtedly the original copy made by Jack Sumner while at Fort Yuma, in 1869, as I know Sumner's handwriting and his signature.  However, this journal is not the [[underlined]] original notes [[/underlined]] which he kept on the trip.  Did you find [[underlined]] any other papers [[/underlined]] besides this document connected with that trip of 1869?

(1) Did you find Sumner's original notes, possibly in pencil?

(2) Did you find any journal of Sumner's beginning at Green River, Wyoming, May 25, '69 and extending to July 6th, '69?  The one you sent begins July 6th.  The order that I have from Sumner to get these papers would cover those two documents if you have discovered them in your archives. 

(3) There has always been understood to have been a [[underlined]] copy [[/underlined]] of Sumner's full journal on file in your office, but of course that would not come under the requirements of the order that Sumner gave me, but I should like if you would let me know if this also was found.
Lastly- As a matter of interest, in an historical sense, I should like to know if you found any of Major Powell's [[underlined]] original notes [[underlined]] taken on the trip. 

Please be kind enough to let me hear from you in answer to each of these points and greatly oblige,

Very sincerely yours,
[[signed]] Robt. B. Stanton. [[/signed]]
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