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Los Angeles Zoological Park and Aquarium Under the Management of The Los Angeles Zoological Society Charles Lincoln Edwards, Ph.D., Director Los Angeles, California Mr. Waldo Schmitt, Aug. 26, 1912. U.S.S. Albatross, Sansalito, California; Dear Sir, The blister pearls are found especially in the red abalone and rarely in the black abalone. I have produced such blister pearls in my experiments at Venice. Free pearls are found but not often. For what purpose do you wish to collect abalones on a large scale? The Fish and Game Commission circulars will give you the closed and open seasons. For nearly a year the abalone investigations of the Fish and Game Commission have been under my charge and I have much material ready for publication. If you will let me know the lines of work you intend taking up it should be possible for cooperation between the Bureau of Fisheries and our own State Commission, while a duplication of research, where there is so much of importance to do, would be both unfortunate and foolish. Please give my warm regards to Dr. Sumner. It will be a pleasure to see either of you if you come to Los Angeles. Very sincerely, Charles L. Edwards
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