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[[preprinted]] U.S.S. HOUSTON [[/preprinted]] Long Beach, California, 23 November, 1938. Waldo L. Schmitt, Curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates, United States National Museum, Washington, D. C. Dear Dr. Schmitt: I received your letter of the 12th of November, including a set of prints for the Captain, Kelly and myself. We thank you very much for them. I am pleased that the cruise was so enjoyable by you and of scientific value as well. I offered to print the log book for Captain Callaghan on board, and so informed him. I also sent him a set of pictures, taken by Thompson, from which to choose pictures for his log, and sent him other pictures at other times. I^[[n]] addition I sent him fifty of the Ship's Cruise Books, to be distributed by him as he saw fit. It won't be long now before the ship will be south again on a long cruise away from the West Coast. I hope we will see you at some time during the cruise. I haven't seen an itinerary of the cruise, so don't know where we will be at different times. My very best regards to you and thanks again for the pictures. I hope we'll be shipmates again. Sincerely, ^[[C.A. Bailey]] C.A. BAILEY.
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