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-5- Box 289, value 282 Box 290, value $30.00 Box 291, value 25.00 Box 292, value 40.00 Box 293, value 35.00 Box 294, value 40.00 Box 298, value 20.00 Box 296, value 20.00 Box 297, value 20.00 Box 298, value 20.00 Box 299, value 20.00 Box 300, value 25.00 Box 301, - 6.00 Box 302, - 25.00 Box 303, value 20, bones and skulls Box 304, two animal skulls, weight 10 lbs, value $6.00 Box 305, animal skulls and fish, value 6.00 Box 306, two animal skulls, 33 lbs, value $10.00 307 two animal skulls, value $10.00, weight 20 lbs. February 14, 1934. Today the customs official came and inspected the 19 boxes I am to ship to Shanghai for the Smithsonian Institution. Because the Smithsonian Institution is sending type specimens to the West China Union University, no export duty is being charged, and a passport is being issued. Mr. Starrett, an American citizen, is taking them all to Shanghai as a personal favor. February 23, 1934. I have recently worked up the Smithsonian accounts and found that the money on hand is very low. I therefore wrote to Dr. Wetmore urging that more money be sent me at once. There are some fine mammal skins on the way here, and I may have to refuse them or advance the money out of my own pocket. Because of the shortness of money I am having to let my two mammal collectors work for Smith of the Field Museum this spring, hoping that next fall I can hire them again. March 30, 1934. Recently I have bought some good mammal skins at a reduced price. I am telling the hunters that I can not buy any large animal skins for awhile. Ho is constantly getting birds and skinning them. The two netters are getting a few insects. April 3, 1934. The skinner Ho is buying rare birds in the city and skinning them. There are two netters, Yao and Zen.
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