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INTRODUCTION

     The activities of upwards of half a century, mainly in Government service, are recorded in a multitude of publications of the Hayden Survey of the Territories, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum, the Bureau of American Ethnology and the National Gallery of Art, beginning with 1871 and ending with 1928 ^[[30]], and to some extent in the publications of the Pan American Union and the Interior and State Departments.
     Unofficial records occur in numerous scientific and art journals including Science, the American Anthropologist, Art and Archeology and the American Magazine of Art.  Also in the Field Columbian Museum Reports for 1894 and 1896, including especially the volume on the Ancient Ruins of Yucatan, 1895 and in reports of the Department of Geology of the University of Chicago.   See also the
bibliography appended to this volume.
     Attention was not given to the writing of a formal personal biography until I was in my 83rd year, and all that could be done was to assemble and bind in volumes such selections from the great mass of refuse of a life time,
scientific, artistic and personal, as might possibly prove

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