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[[preprinted letterhead]] UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON [[/preprinted]] has been brought by his generosity in giving specimens of Eskimo clothing form Hudson Bay. Hon. Alex R. Webb, Consul to the Philippine Islands, collected apparatus for games and gambling. The collection of 372 pieces of Mr. Jas. Mooney from Kiowa, Cheyenne and Aropaho, Comanche, Sioux and Wichita Indians was made with a view to illustrating the life of these tribes at the Chicago Exposition. Therefore they are of special value for ethnographic study. Capt. Jno. G. Bourke continued to manifest his interest in the Museum and sent from Mex^[[ican]] objects of very great value. Dr. W. J. Hoffman, for the Bureau