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                                Scripps Institution for Biological Research,
La Jolla, Calif., June 20, 1914.

Mr. Waldo Schmitt,
Naturalist U.S.S.Albatross,
Pacific Station,
Seattle, Washington.

Dear Schmitt:-
     I received your letter regarding the disposal of the Molluscs sometime ago. I spoke to Dr. Merriam regarding it and I suppose that he has written the United States Museum regarding it. 
     I have not gotten along as far as I had hoped with my paper. Had much of the drudgery done and am now waiting for the proofs of Sumner's paper.
     You may be surprised to note that I am here. I expect to be at the Station for three months and [[insertion]] ^[[I've?]] [[/insertion]] finish my work. [[insertion]] ^[[at the University]] At present I am curator of the Museum here. Tell Johnson that I wish he were here to help me determine the seventy-five species of fish that I have to work with.
     I am able to enjoy myself a little in the surf and to take an occasional walk. 
     I am very busy now and will not write more tonight. 
                            Your friend, 
                                    E. L. Pachard 
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