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A. B. Skinner to Costa Rica, Panama, northern New York and Ontario, Canada. Mr. Skinner has excavated at Mercedes in Costa Rica and also in the Bocas Del Toro region, Panama, and has found some deep stone graves containing stone sculptures, pottery anl gold objects. Earlier in the year he excavated in northern New York and Ontario, Canada, and obtained a representative Algonquin collection. Mr. Skinner is on his way home.
Thomas Huckerby to Trinidad, St. Vincent, Granada and Tobago. Specimens collected have been delivered to the Museum but are not yet unpacked.
Theodoor DeBooy to Martinique, Virgin Islands, Porto Rico and Santo Domingo. This expedition  has resulted in the obtaining of a large and unique collection from the Virgin Islands, including entire pottery vessels from St. Croix and St. Thomas, and from Santo Domingo some valuable stone and wooden specimens. DeBooy made a reconnaissance of Martinique and Porto Rico, obtaining some specimens from each island. The collections are in possession of the Museum but not yet unpacked.
G. T. Arms to Chile, where in Temuco, Province of Cauten, he obtained pottery specimens from a region not heretofore excavated. His specimens are likewise on hand but unpacked.
A. H. Verrill to British Guiana, where he has made excavations along the upper branches of the Mazaruni River and obtained collections of ethnological specimens of several different and little known tribes.
Jess Nussbaum to New Mexico and Arizona. He has obtained several unique specimens of archaeological material both of the Pueblo Indians and from Arizona. His principal specimen is a complete shrine taken from the mountains near Santa Fe.
E. H Davis to San Diego County, California, where he has been searching the deserts for the little known pottery and wooden objects found in caves in that region.
Warren K. Moorehead in the Susquehanna River Valley has obtained a representative collection of artifacts. His most important discovery has been the Andaste Cemetery near Athens, Pennsylvania, which so far as is known is the only cemetery of that people that has been located and excavated.
Donald Cadzow to the mouth of the McKenzie River and to Alberta. This expedition started on April 5, 1917. Mr. Cadzow sent in two small collections purchased for the account of the Museum. Further reports from him are not expected until September or October.
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C. O. Turbyville in the vicinity of New York. Mr. Turbyville has been digging at Hewlett, Long Island, where some copper objects were found. He has also excavated some of the shell heaps at the northern end of Manhattan Island, taking photographs of the formation so that it will be possible to reconstruct one of them as part of the Museum's exhibit.
Leo J. Frachtenberg in the State of Washington, where he has made large ethnological collections from the Quileute Quinault and Makah peoples.
Foster H. Saville has made several trips to various parts of Long Island and found interesting material.


The following collections have been obtained by the Museum, either through the gift of funds sufficient for their purchase or through the presentation of the collections direct:

Collections presented by Harmon W. Hendricks
E. H. Davis Collections
Grace Nicholson Collections
Marco A. Soto Collections
Edward W. Ledgwidge Collections
I. McGirk-Mitchell Collections
Penn Wampum belts
Gold objects from Colombia.

Collections presented by James B. Ford.
E. L. Doran Collection
L. G. Dreyfus Collection
Lady Edith Blake Collection
J. E. Standley Collection
Fred Harvey Eskimo Collection

Mr. F. Kingsbury Curtis presented the G. T. Arms Collection.

Mr. Minor C. Keith presented his collection of Costa Rican pottery.

Mr. Clarence B. Moore presented his collection of the material from the cemetery at Hogtown Bayou, Choctawhatchee Bay, Walton County, Florida.

Mrs. Russell Sage presented her basket Collection.
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