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The Museum library now consists of about two thousand titles. During the year it has been increased by the current anthropological literature and also by the following gifts:
1 Parchment Document entitled "Exemplifications of a Treaty with the Onondago Indians," dated September 12, 1788. Presented by Joseph Keppler.
"History of the Indian Tribes of North America," McKenney and Hall, Philadelphia, 1838. Presented by George P. Toby.
"Secret Dances and Medicine Ceremonies of the Quileute Indians," by Albert B. Regan. Presented by G. T. Emmons.
"Variations in Growth," by Clark Wissler.
"Dying American Speech Echoes from Connecticut," by J. Dynelet and Frank Speck.
"Syrian Songs, Proverbs and Stories," by H. M. Huxley.
"Bulletin of American Museum of Natural History," Vol. 1, No. 2. September 20, 1882. Presented by W. C. Orchard.
"The History of the Caribby Islands," by John Davies, London, 1666. Presented by Henry M. Keith.
1 Copy of Nos. 3 and 4, Vol. IV, Wisconsin Archeologist. Presented by E. T. Higgins.
"The Antiquities of Mexico," by Lord Kingsborough, 9 vols., Imperial folio. London, 1831-1848. Illustrated by more than 1,000 plates. Edition with colored plates. A monumental work of first importance and exceedingly rare with the plates colored. Presented by James B. Ford.
"Mexican Manuscript," copy circa 1750, of document of date 1584 relating to the descendants of Montezuma. It contained a painting on parchment with Mexican hieroglyphs executed at the time of the sixteenth century date, which gives the Museum an example of Mexican picture writing of great importance. Presented by James B. Ford.
"Antiquities Mexicaines," by Dupaix. 2 volumes, Imperial folio, with many plates. Presented by James B. Ford.
"Dictionary of American Place-Names," by Douglas-Lithgow. Presented by James B. Ford.
"Personal Names of the Indians of New Jersey," by William Nelson. Presented by James B. Ford.
"Mozarebic Initials," by Hispanic Society of America. Presented by Archer M. Huntington.
"Expedition to Zuñi and Colorado Rivers," by Sitgreaves, Washington, 1853. Presented by Lieut. G. T. Emmons.
"Land of Sunshine," Vols. 3-12. By purchase.
"Miscellaneous lot of Manuscript of the late William Wallace Tooker." Presented by William R. Reimann.
"Catskill Aqueduct Celebration Publications," 1917.

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One of the most important results obtained in the Museum during the past fiscal year is due to the generosity of Mr. Archer M. Huntington, who has provided funds for the Huntington Publication Fund. The volumes that will be published in this series are unique in the history of anthropology, due to the form in which they are to be published. The series is to be known as "Indian Notes and Monographs," and the size of the printed page is to be four by six and one-half inches. At present there are seven numbers in the hands of the printers. It is believed that the publication of this series will bring the results of the Museum's researches before the scientific world in a most valuable way. Other publications issued by the Museum this year in the "Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation" series, are as follows:

"The Nacoochee Mound in Georgia," by George G. Heye, F. W. Hodge and George H. Pepper.
"A Letter of Pedro de Alvarado Relating to His Expedition to Ecuador," by Marshall H. Saville.
"The Diegueno Ceremony of the Death Images," by E. H. Davis.
"Certain Mounds in Haywood County, North Carolina," by G. G. Heye.
Through the generosity of Mr. Samuel Riker, Jr., the results of the world at Throgs Neck and Classons Point are to be published under the title, "Exploration of Aboriginal Sites at Throgs Neck and Classons Point, New York City," by Alanson Skinner, and are now in press.


There have been several exchanges consummated with different institutions during the year, the most notable of which is that with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. We have obtained from them 575 specimens from Argentine and 226 specimens from the island of La Plata, Ecuador, for which we have given them 793 specimens from Ecuador, British West Indies, Cuba and the Virgin Islands of the United States. Another exchange was made with the same institution of one ethnological specimen from California for six specimens of California archeological pottery.
An exchange with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City consisted of receiving from them 16 specimens of Smith Sound and Cumberland Sound Eskimo material for which we gave them 163 specimens from Cuba and 12 specimens from California.
From the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles we received 245 specimens of archeology from the Channel Islands of California, also 51 specimens from Redondo Beach, for which we gave them 28 specimens from the Mimbres Valley of New Mexico.
An exchange was also made with Mr. Henry G. Bayer, of 207 Park Place, Brooklyn, New York. This exchange was of ethnological specimens from various localities. We obtained from him 26 specimens needed in our collec-
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