These records include a list of packages announced as being sent to the Smithsonian, listed and numbered in order of their announcement, and containing the following information when complete: transportation number, sender, origin, address sent to, how sent, date received, and expenses. The purpose was to control shipments of which the Smithsonian had been forewarned by letter or other means.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 125, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Shipment Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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