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[[preprinted]] UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON [[/preprinted]] cataloguing and labeling specimens and assisting in the correspondence of the office. Mr Shindler is still engaged, so far as his work is in my department, painting type portraits of mankind. Mr Soh was absent nearly the whole month, on account of sickness. Mr. Hawley devoted part of his time to the World's Fair, mounting swinging-screens, and part of his time to the Museum work with the Curator. During the Curator's absence in Rochester, Mr. Hawley set up the musical collection in the ^[[west case of]] North Hall. Secondly, the Chicago force, Mr. Sweeny devoted a portion of his time to assisting the Curator in getting matters in shape after