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last night after Hough's lecture but received no definite answer from him. Mrs. de Forest sails for Europe in less than two weeks and it is therefore imperative that the papers be signed at once.

Everything is quiet at the Museum at present and we all hope that it is a normal condition and not a lull before a storm. I have many questions to discuss when you return but there is little of moment that can be properly presented in a letter.

The specimens of cord from the cave in New Mexico are of the usual form and might come from any part of the Pueblo area. Three of pieces are made of yucca fibre, or possibly maguey, but, as we have no microscope and as we have never had samples of the various fibres prepared, I cannot say what species the fibre is from. The two strand hard twist wool cord is probably from the mountain sheep. The fifth and last piece is rabbit-wool cord which was made by [[twisting?]] strips of skin with a two-strand yucca cord. We have several blankets from Grand Gulch which are made of this material.

Mr. Saville told me that you will be in town Sunday or Monday so it will be but a few days ere I see you so I will defer a few other matters until that time.

Hoping that you are feeling much better I am, as ever, 

Very sincerely yours,
George H. Pepper.

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