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Big-goose, Audubon Co Iowa, May 1st/57 Mr. Kennicott Sir Being as I am in this new, and comparatively wild region, and having great interest in the study of Zoology, I shall endeavor to render your insipient museum some assistance the ensuing summer and fall! I have already made some collections for my own benefit – A few practical hints on taxidermy would be of great service in preserving the skins of the various kinds of animals of the Missouri Valley, which are very numerous and some I have not been able to find any description of whatever. The skulls of the different tribes of Indians can be easily obtained and even their whole skeleton if needed, Elk & deer horns of

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of enormous size, which are worth from $5’00 to $25’00 here in this state, I have a Black Booby’s skin stuffed (shot here a few days since) there are many other bird here which are very rare. The “Little Grebe” an expert diver, whose beak resembles the common dung hill fowl, and feet semi-webbed. I have also an animal of the Cat Kind resembling the “Puma” whose skin I have stuffed Please drop me a line, advising the best mode of preserving skins with Arsenic and the manner of taking them off, especially birds Address Dr. R. S. Hallock Hamlin-Grove, Audubon Co, Iowa Yours &c R.S. Hallock P.S. The pocket-gopher is the farmer’s [illegible]

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