• Purchase: the collection of Prof. Edward D. Cope. Exploration of Egypt Coal Fields, NC. Dr. W. D. Matthew went again to the mine and secured a fine collection of "ancient alligators". Uinta Lake Basin. The expedition left the museum March 1st and began work in the Unita Basin, UT. Mr. Peterson was sent with Mr. Granger, who was to work part time for the Dept. of Mammals and Birds and part time collecting fossils. Dr. Wortman joined them in the later part of May; he was accompanied by Mr. J. D. Irving, a student of geology at Columbia College. The outfit that wintered in the Black Hills was sent into the Unit Basin in charge of Albert Thomson, teamster and cook. 3 months were spent in this area with a collection of 200 to 300 specimens made. Washakie Basin. Enroute the party camped for several days in the vicinity of the Ladore Canyon of the Green River. Another stop was made at the crossing of the Green River, Jarvis Ferry to examine the so-called Brown's Park Formation. The scarcity of fossils precluded making a collection. From here the party pushed on to the Bitter Creek Desert, where we arrived in June. Camp was established at Kinney's Spring and work begun in the badland exposures to the SW of Hay Stack Mountain, as well as in the vicinity of LaClede Meadows. Not much was found in these localities, and it was determined to prospect the exposures lying to the southward along the southern outcrops of this formation. Camp was moved into that locality at a small alkali spring in the heart of the bad lands late in June. Mountain fever, lack of grass, bad water and excessive heat made collecting difficult. Toward the end of August the party broke camp and took the collections to the Bitter Creek Station to be sent to the museum. From here the party moved southward to explore the region eastward of Powder Springs on the old Cherokee Trail with very little success. The party disbanded with Dr. Wortman and Mr. Irving returning east; Mr. Peterson was sent back to Unit; Mr. Granger and Thomson took the outfit into winter quarters in Nebraska.