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November 14, 1923

Mr. Benjamin M. Head
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
My dear Mr. Wood:-

I want to thank you for your very kind letter in reply to my query concerning Navajo weaving. The Duties of Pino's narrative is a most interesting one, but I had already incorporated that partition passage and had also gone over Pino's report in the Parrairo report of 1839 and that of Escudero in 1849. I have found on earlier notion than that of Pino,namely the report of Don Jose Cortez, written in 1799. He mentions their blankets and coarse cloths and gives, in general, a very good description of the Navahos of that period.

I am extremely grateful to you for your interest in considering my request and am only sorry that you have not run across other mentions that have, no doubt, escaped me thus far.

Hoping that I my have the pleasure of seeing you here in our Mussum [[Museum]] in the not distant future, when I can thank you in person for your kindness, I beg to remain,

Sincerely yours,

George Pepper

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