Index Generum Mammalium: a List of the Genera and Families of Mammals Page: 3
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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
Wa8hington, D. C., July 5, 1902.
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith, as No. 23 of North
American Fauna, a technical work on the generic names of mammals,
by my assistant, Dr. Theodore Sherman Palmer. It consists of three
parts: (1) An annotated list of the generic names of mammals; (2) an
alphabetical list of the families of mammals, and (3) a classified list of
the generic names, arranged by orders and families.
The first part was begun by me in 1884, but owing to pressure of
other work I was unable to carry it on, and turned it over to Dr.
Palmer for completion. The second and third parts are wholly
Respectfully, C. HART MERRIAM,
Chief, Biological Survey.
Hon. JAMES WILSON,
Secretary of Agriculture.
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Palmer, T. S. Index Generum Mammalium: a List of the Genera and Families of Mammals, report, January 23, 1904; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc700949/m1/4/: accessed August 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.