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The first and most pressing need of the department is a person who can take up such work as labelling, cleaning and assorting shells, under reasonable direction, and attack the arrears which are rapidly attaining frightful proportions. A temporary assistant would be worse than none. A permanent worker is needed for this kind of work. No person competent to take the place of curator ought to be or would be found willing to spend his energies exclusively on this sort of
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