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all the information you can about the specimens Where collected, and how found in the jar No 4 & when found, & the evidence of their being very old &c - and give him our museum cat.[[catalog]] no.[[number]] so he can note it in his description. I regard this determination that the species is no longer known in this form, and may be the original species of the tropical cotton of great importance in showing the antiquity of the ruins from which the specimens came, and certainly of great importance botanically. Let G.H. know of this it will interest & please him--

Sincerely yours, 
F. W. Putnam

Mr G. H. Pepper
Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.

Transcription Notes:
Reviewer: (1) Can you figure out the last words in line 4? (2) Can you confirm the initials in the 3rd line before "Sincerely yours"? - G.H. (G.H. Pepper) Reviewed: (1) last words on line 4 are still undecipherable. (2) The initials at the end look like F.H. to me as they match other known caps in the text. SI: Initials are F. W. for Frederic Ward Putnam

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