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Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison Field Notes, 1965

Creator:
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Subject:
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Physical description:
0.11 cu. ft. (0.11 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1965
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-266
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Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_360507

Photographs, c. 1898-1971 and undated

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul 1871-1960  Search this
Henderson, J. B (John Brooks) 1870-1923  Search this
Rehder, Harald Alfred 1907-  Search this
Torre y Huerta, Carlos de la 1858-1950  Search this
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland 1870-1952  Search this
Bailey, Joshua L. Jr  Search this
Baker, H. B  Search this
Marshall, William Blanchard 1865-  Search this
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Pilsbry, Henry Augustus 1862-  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Schalie, Henry Vander  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Color photographs
Glass negatives
Date:
1898
1898-1971
c 1898-1971 and undated
Topic:
Malacologists  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 97-056
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Photographs 1898-1971 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229135

Agency history, 1880-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul 1871-1960  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Rehder, Harald Alfred 1907-  Search this
Simpson, Charles Torrey 1846-1932  Search this
Abbott, R. Tucker (Robert Tucker) 1919-1995  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937-  Search this
Richards, Horace Gardiner 1906-1984  Search this
Marshall, William Blanchard 1865-  Search this
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Houbrick, Richard S  Search this
Clarke, Arthur Haddleton 1926-  Search this
Hershler, Robert  Search this
Harasewych, M. G  Search this
Stearns, Robert E. C (Robert Edwards Carter) 1827-1909  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1880
1880-
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00024
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218065

Correspondence, 1858-1982

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul 1871-1960  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Rehder, Harald Alfred 1907-  Search this
Simpson, Charles Torrey 1846-1932  Search this
Abbott, R. Tucker (Robert Tucker) 1919-1995  Search this
Richards, Horace Gardiner 1906-1984  Search this
Marshall, William Blanchard 1865-  Search this
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Stearns, Robert E. C (Robert Edwards Carter) 1827-1909  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
50.52 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1858
1858-1947
1858-1982
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00138
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Correspondence 1858-1982 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218066

Divisional Records, 1950-1976

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
Subject:
Rehder, Harald Alfred 1907-  Search this
Abbott, R. Tucker (Robert Tucker) 1919-1995  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937-  Search this
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1950
1950-1976
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00141
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Divisional Records 1950-1976 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218069

Photographs, 1898-1971 [graphic]

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul 1871-1960  Search this
Rehder, Harald Alfred 1907-  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Marshall, William Blanchard 1865-  Search this
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Glass negatives
Date:
1898
1898-1971
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00144
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Photographs 1898-1971 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218071

Morrison, Joseph P. E., Dominica, 1965

Collection name:
Division of Mammals, Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison Field Notes, 1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Dominica
Tarou Point
Date Range:
1965
Start Date:
19651018
End Date:
19651214
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-266
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.
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Division of Mammals, Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison Field Notes, 1965
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Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI4000

Panama, 1944 : to inspect the experimental work of the Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, on San Jose Island and make natural history collections for the USNM. Assisted by Joseph P. E. Morrison, Correspondence, expense records, permits, and vaccination certificates. Correspondents include Morrison, John Enos Graf, Harry W. Dorsey, Louise M. Pearson, and Frank M. Setzler

Alternate Title:
Panama 1944, corr., expense records, permits, etc.  Search this
Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 153 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Place:
Panama
Perlas, Archipiélago de las
San José, Isla
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
1944
End Date:
1944
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred
Graf, John Enos
Dorsey, Harry W.
Pearson, Louise M.
Setzler, Frank M.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI238

Division of Mammals, Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison Field Notes, 1965

Extent:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Dominica
Date Range:
1965
Topic:
Mammalia  Search this
Chiroptera  Search this
Animalia  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Bats  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-266
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.
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Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred
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Division of Mammals, Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison Field Notes, 1965
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC338

Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred

Alternate Name:
Morrison, Joseph P. E.  Search this
Morrison, Joseph  Search this
Forename:
Joseph  Search this
Middle Initial:
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Surname:
Morrison  Search this
Occupation:
Malacologists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1906
Death Date:
1983
See more records related to affiliations:
United States National Museum
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Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP484

Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946

Alternate Name:
Crossroads Operation, 1946-1955  Search this
Bikini Scientific Survey, 1946  Search this
Record type:
Expedition name
Place:
Marshall Islands
Bikini
Date Range:
1946 - 1946
Topic:
Atomic bomb  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
See more records related to participants:
Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-1986
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred
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United States Navy
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Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_exp_fbr_EACE0110

Bikini Scientific Resurvey, 1947

Alternate Name:
Bikini Scientific Resurvey Project  Search this
Bikini Resurvey  Search this
Bikini Scientific Re-survey  Search this
Record type:
Expedition name
Place:
Marshall Islands
Date Range:
1947 - 1947
Topic:
Atomic bomb  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
See more records related to participants:
Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-1986
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred
Bayer, Frederick M.
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United States Navy
United States National Museum
Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Bikini Scientific Resurvey, 1947
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:auth_exp_fbr_EACE0111

Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers

Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1923-1973 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
The largest portion of Morrison's papers consists of professional correspondence written and received between 1923 and 1973. It documents his research interests and the extent of his influence as an adviser and research editor to students and colleagues worldwide in malacological matters. In addition there are small groups of letters, notes and other materials that relate to Morrison's employment, participation in expeditions, work as an author, and his special interest in collecting equipment and methods. Also included are research notes and information he collected which show the breadth of his interest. Although some of Morrison's expeditions and advisory work are incompletely documented or not covered at all, the papers are representative of most of his interests and expertise.

The bulk of Morrison's papers are dated between 1944 and 1970, covering a large portion of his Smithsonian career. His earlier career is covered less well, and there is little except a few letters dated prior to 1925. There are no papers dated before 1923 or after 1973. Additional information about Morrison's Smithsonian career may be found in the records of the Division of Mollusks (Record Unit 73) in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Historical Note:
Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison (1906-1983), a respected authority in malacology, was born at South Bend, Indiana. His parents, Robert and Edith Eldred, were missionaries in Congo Belge [Belgian Congo], Africa, where his two brothers were born. After their mother's death in 1912 and father's death in 1913, the three boys became foster sons of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Tucker Morrison.

Joseph Morrison was interested in zoology from his childhood, and at age 12 took a correspondence course in taxidermy. He spent much of his spare time collecting animals around his home in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1926 and went on to earn his M.S. (1929) and Ph.D. (1931) from the University of Wisconsin. While in school, Morrison worked as a researcher in zoology at the Illinois State Museum; the Mount Desert Island, Maine, Biological Survey; and the Wisconsin State Natural History Survey. He also taught briefly before joining the Division of Mollusks, United States National Museum, as a senior scientific aid in 1934. He was made assistant curator on September 1, 1942, and associate curator in 1946, where he remained until his retirement in 1975.

While at the Smithsonian, Morrison collected mollusks locally and on expedition. He did research for the Army Chemical Warfare Service in San Jose, Panama, in 1944. He also participated in both Operation Crossroads and the Bikini Scientific Resurvey research of the atomic bomb test sites in the Marshall Islands in 1946 and 1947. Aside from traveling and collecting, Morrison acted as a consultant on medical and veterinary topics for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He also served as an editorial consultant for National Geographic Magazine, as well as adviser to many colleagues and students. He was known as an expert in all three major areas of molluscan study: freshwater, land, and marine. He was a prolific writer, with over 100 publications and 175 new molluscan taxa introduced. Especially interested in specimen collection equipment, he designed or modified various dredges, nets, traps and firearms, including a .30 caliber M1 carbine that was used in a survival kit for World War II troops.
Chronology:
1906 -- Born December 17 at South Bend, Indiana

1912-1913 -- Parents deceased, Congo Belge

1919 -- Northwestern School of Taxidermy, correspondence course

1922-1924 -- Attended Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky

1923 -- Illinois State Museum, zoological specialist, summer

1923-1924 -- Student assistant in Zoology, Transylvania College

1924-1926 -- Attended University of Chicago, B.S., 1926

1925 -- Expedition to British Guiana as student at Kartabo Laboratory of University of Pittsburgh

1927 -- Illinois State Museum, zoological specialist, summer

1927-1928 -- Zoologist, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, Biological Survey, summers

1927-1931 -- Attended University of Wisconsin, M.S., 1929, Ph.D., 1931

1927-1931 -- Graduate assistant in zoology at University of Wisconsin

1928 -- Elected to Phi Sigma

1929 -- Married Dorothy Louise Dunn

1929 -- Elected to Sigma Xi

1929 -- Published first article on mollusks, "A preliminary list of the Mollusca of Dane County, Wisconsin"

1929-1930 -- Zoologist, Wisconsin State Geological and Natural History Survey, summers

1931-1933 -- Professor in Zoology at Crane Junior College, Chicago

1931 -- Elected to the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

1933-1934 -- Taught botany and zoology at Kelly Senior High School, Chicago

1934-1942 -- Senior scientific aid, Division of Mollusks, U. S. National Museum

1939 -- Invented collapsible funnel fish trap

1940-1952 -- Member, National Speleological Society

1942-1946 -- Assistant curator, Division of Mollusks, U. S. National Museum

1944 -- Expedition to San Jose Island, Pearl Islands, Panama, for U. S. Army Chemical Warfare Service, with Alexander Wetmore

1946 -- Expedition to Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, for U. S. Army/Navy Operation Crossroads, with Leonard P. Schultz

1946 -- Promoted to associate curator, Division of Mollusks, U. S. National Museum

1946 -- Member, Washington Biologists Field Club

1946-1955 -- Member, Atoll Research Panel of the Pacific Science Board

1947 -- Bikini Scientific Resurvey, Marshall Islands

1948-1951 -- Associate editor, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences

1950 -- Vice-President, American Malacological Union

1951 -- President, American Malacological Union

1951-1953 -- Editor, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences

1952 -- Expedition to Raroia, Tuamotu Islands, for Pacific Science Board

1953 -- Life member, American Malacological Union

1953-1954 -- Senior editor, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences

1959 -- Life member, National Rifle Association

1960 -- Trip to Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, with American Malacological Union

1961 -- Expedition to New Caledonia

1961-1963 -- Vice-President, Biological Society of Washington

1962 -- Research trip to St. Petersburg, Florida

1962 -- Member, Society of Systematic Zoology

1962 -- President, National Capitol Shell Club

1963-1964 -- Acting president, Biological Society of Washington

1964 -- International Conference on Estuaries, Jekyll Island, Georgia

1965 -- Expedition to Dominica

1966-1967 -- Expedition to Mexico

1975 -- Retired from Smithsonian Institution

1983 -- Death, December 12
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Malacologist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7376
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7376

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7376-refidd1e1011

Folder 1 Manuscripts, arranged alphabetically:

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7376-refidd1e1019

Specimen Collecting Equipment, 1944-1969.

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence and notes primarily concerning collecting devices developed by Morrison. Most of the correspondence is concerned with firearms. The notes mainly deal with traps and other collecting devices.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7376, Series 3
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7376-refidd1e1102

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7376-refidd1e1119

Folder 2 Correspondence related to firearms and other specimen-collecting equipment, arranged chronologically, 1944-1962, 1967-1969. Also contains notes on poisons, dredges, traps, guns, and collecting methods.

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Expeditions, 1944-1966.

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series includes materials documenting each of the major expeditions Morrison participated in from 1944 to 1966. Also included are a few reports on shorter trips made for research purposes. The Marshall Islands and Raroia expeditions are documented most completely.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7376, Series 4
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7376-refidd1e1141

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Morrison, Joseph Paul Eldred  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7376, Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
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Joseph P. E. Morrison Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7376-refidd1e1158

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