Transcribe Baker, Arthur B. Letter to Ward, Henry A (1883-05-04)

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in the line of cats is a special desideratum. From what he said I should imagine that your "word" in my favor was rather unqualified. I was sorry not to have had time and strength to go about the University a little.

  I mail with this a M.C.Z.. skeleton

list which I sometime ago appropriated. If someone can conveniently check such American species as have been furnished, and return list, I will be on the lookout for species wanted, of which I believe a number - especially of birds, - are western forms, and not uncommon. I hope soon to interview a "Prairie Dog" colony and forward results. In case there should be foetuses should you want any?

  If there is any work that I can do

which can bear the delay of transit, I shall be glad to attend to it. If a mammal list can be checked with species furnished