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October 9, 1923.

My dear George (:-

You have now started on your homeward trip and I am sending this final letter to reach you at your last stop en route for New York. The work here has been running along merrily. Have finished the corrections, over 700 in all, of the Cayapa card entries and the new cards are now being written. In going over some of my material at home I ran across over five hundred photos of Indians and places in the Southwest and northern Mexico. These I am now arranging and will have them all marked and ready to give to the museum when you return. There are some fine pictures of Huicholes, Mayas, Otomis, Taxasoans, and many other tribes and they will, I think, make a good addition to our Museum photo records.

Have just returned from Dr. Irwins here I had quite a session with my eyes. Had to have them dilated and he found that I am suffering from retinitis. He has given me a letter to Dr. Fleming who, I hope can do something to relieve the irritation which has caused a dimming of my eye and has made it almost impossible for me to see clearly. In connection with this I shall have to have new glasses and hope then to be able to navigate better. On the strength of the doctors orders I have not used the subway as it means a climb up such long flights of stairs and, as I think it will be best to keep from any extra exertion of this kind for a time at least, I think it will be best to give up the pleasure of meeting you at the train and contain myself as best I can until you reach the Museum. I have looked forward to meeting you but I do not want to do anything that will have a tendency to excite me and thereby bring on another siege of sickness.

Transcription Notes:
Some words I could not decipher including the names of the tribes, and exoite at the end, which I believe to be meant as excite.

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