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September 23, 1924. Prof. W. H. Longley, Goucher College, Baltimore, Md. My dear Dr. Longley:- With this I hand you the few words I have put together regarding my time at Tortugas. It has been more of a task to compose this, I fear, insufficient bit than I anticipate the final report on the material I brought back will be. Do not hesitate to slash, amend, or suggest for that is why I send it to you first. I am more than willing to try again, and meet with any suggestion you may offer. We have about finished sorting all the material, and on looking it over I find I did not realize I had so much. For that reason I have not been able to check over any identifications in anticipation of this preliminary report. And further, I have promised to mail it to Mr. Gilbert not later than Friday evening. Early next week I hope to be able to get down to brass tacks with the systematics of the collection. With my best regards to you and pleasant memories of our Tortugas days, Sincerely, ^[[WS]] ^[[I added Meyer note 1915 (No 14 [[underlined]] year book [[/underlined]]) p. 185 to Dr. Smyley's letter.]]
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