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January 20, 1923. To the Director and members of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Gentlemen:- Again it is my good fortune and pleasure to thank you, with a grateful heart, for your generous gift at Christmas time. The last months of Nineteen Twenty two saw the end of the years of strenuous labors that were the stepping stones leading up to the opening of our great Museum and, through that entire period, the members of the staff have felt the reflex of the good will and fellowship of the trustees, the team-work and ceaseless endeavors, and the innate determination to achieve that smoothed out the rough places and made possible the building of an institution that will stand for all time as a monument to their efforts. Now that our beloved Museum has begun to function as a public benevolence and now that the cooperation of those interested in science and education is assured, may the work proceed as in the past and may the members of the staff, through their zeal and application, continue to merit the good will of their Director and that of the individual members of the Board of Trustees. Respectfully yours,
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