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^[[Bean]] [[preprinted]] 2. NAME, IN THE ORDER OF THEIR IMPORTANCE, THE ACCESSIONS OF THE YEAR WHICH RESERVE [[underlined]]SPECIAL NOTICE[[/underlined]], ARRANGED ^[[?]] ^[[?]] ALPHABETICALLY, AND STATE IN EACH CASE WHETHER GIVEN, LENT, RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE OR PURCHASED. [[line]] [[/preprinted]] The most important collections received during the year included Accessions #27965 (one of the most important acquisitions within the history of the department), being large collections of fishes made in deep water off the coasts of California, in the Gulf of California and the lower Colorado River, by the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross; and accession #27938-- Fishes obtain^[[ed]] by the Albatross on the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia. Next in importance is Accession #27857-- Mexican Fishes presented by the Mexican Commission to the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, th^[[ro]]ugh Fernando Ferrari Perez, Genl. Sec'y of the Commission. #27757, Japanese Fishes exhibited at Chicago, 18[[strikethrough]]8[[/strikethrough]]93, presented by the Japanese Commission through the U. S. Fish Commission, Tarleton H. Bean, Representative, is another important Accession of the year. Still another impor[[strikethrough]]a[[/strikethrough]]tant Ac^[[c]]ession is #28032-- Fishes collected in Corea and on the Tsushima Island, Japan, by P. L. Jouy; acquired by purchase.
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