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3. WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN CARING FOR THE COLLECTIONS UNDER YOUR CUSTODY, i.e., IN THEIR PRESERVATION AND INSTALLATION.

After the death of Prof. C. V. Riley the biologic collections in Lepidoptern were transferred from his residence to the offices and together with the material, already stored in the Museum, completely rearranged in cabinet drawers. The collections of Melanopli, loaned by Dr. Scudder, and the African Lepidoptera, loaned by Dr. Holland, were properly installed on their return. Recent accessions of Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera were incorporated in the collections and a rearrangement of the North American Coleoptera was commenced, that of the families Scarabaeidae and Cerambycidae being completed.
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