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ment of Agriculture, at his request, for study, and the specific determination is his. Through the Curator a lot of typical species of the Diptera- principally Bombyliidae have been received from Mr D. W. Coquillett Los Angeles, California, without accession number. In addition to the correspondence required by the above accessions, a list of determinations of Acc. 18407, was sent to the Registrar, and a duplicate thereof with an explanatory letter, to the senders. Some few determinations were made for Dr. S.C. McKnight, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and letters were written to the representatives of Mr. W.W. Hill, deceased, urging the donation of his collection to the Museum. The collection of Lepidoptera accumulated by Mr. T. Tepper was offered the Museum for purchase, at a price which would not authorize the curator to recommend its purchase. Dr. Geo. H. Horn of Philadelphia having monographed the genus Lachnosterna offered to determine the Museum material if sent him for study, This was done, and the insects have been returned, but have not yet been properly arranged. Two additional boxes containing American Butterflies have been prepared for Exhibition. Two unit cases having been assigned to the Dept. during the month, and considerable amount of material has been transferred to them from the laboratory. All the time not required for pure museum work has been devoted to the Glover
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