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Lake Geneva -- Windwood Garden

Former owner:
Crane, R. T.  Search this
Gartz, A. F.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Byron, Scott  Search this
Arborist:
Bader, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Windwood Garden (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Walworth County -- Lake Geneva
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, historical pictures and information regarding previous owners, historical timeline of property, planting lists, planting plans, and landscape design.
General:
Located on approximately 100 acres, Windwood Garden was originally part of a 90-plus acre property that dates back to 1879 when R.T. Crane purchased it. During the early 1900s, the property was operated as the Crane's family compound with fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, a bakery laundry building and four greenhouses. The property was subdivided in 1933 to Maxwell House and A. F. Gartz. The western side of the divided property was purchased in 1948 by the current owner from A. F. Gartz and included the original house, vegetable garden, orchard and large expanses of lawn with a few flowers or shrubs. When the property was purchase, the property was very basic and showed signs of neglect. Brian Bader, arborist consultant, and Scott Byron, landscape architect, assisted the owners in creating a plan to conserve and transform the property into a small arboretum and then to further develop vistas from many different angles across the entire property.
The property includes woodlands and meadows populated with native spring wildflowers and large beds of daffodils. The wooded areas have many varieties of oaks, beech, maple, hemlock, walnut, hickory, lindens and butternut trees. A white okay tree is marked with a plaque by a University of Wisconsin arborist as the largeest white oka in Southeast Wisconsin. Decorative sculptures, benches, bridges, fountains, ponds and trails with plantings of trees, shrubs, perennials and wild grasses are also featured on the property.
In a 2014 garden tour handout for the Garden Club of America, the following areas were described as distinct areas of the home and garden: the manor House, the Country House, the Green Carriage House, the Caretaker's House, teh Stable, the Woodland Cottage, the White Oak Savannah, the Vegetable Garden, the Cooler House, the Pond, the Boat Deck, West Pier and East Pier.
Persons associated with the property include: R. T. Crane (former owner, 1879-1933); A. F. Gartz (former owner, 1933-1948); The Griffith family (owner, 1948- ), Scott Byron (landscape architect, 1985-present); Brian Bader (arborist consultant, University of Wisconsin, Madison Arboretum, 1996-1998).
Related Materials:
Windwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Lake Geneva  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI038
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11669

Child’s Ruffled Satin Dress

Medium:
synthetic fabric
Dimensions:
38 1/4 × 40 5/16 in. (97.2 × 102.4 cm)
Waist: 16 1/4 in. (41.2 cm)
Sleeve: 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm)
Type:
dress
Date:
Between 1930 and 1940
Accession Number:
1995.0008.0002
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8366c1c0c-4561-4d88-a5c1-60c799cc15a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1995.0008.0002
Online Media:

Moveable Porcelain Baby Doll

Medium:
plastic, cloth, yarn, paint
Dimensions:
12 × 6 in. (30.5 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
doll
Date:
Early 20th century
Accession Number:
1995.0008.0004
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8a55757da-d380-4024-9297-d366cc84ccb6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1995.0008.0004
Online Media:

Griffith family papers

Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Names:
Griffith family  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Grantz, Norman, 1918-2001  Search this
Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975  Search this
Extent:
4.21 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Phonograph records
Correspondence
Marriage certificates
Ephemera
Financial records
School records
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1907-1950
bulk 1913-1945
Summary:
The Griffith Family papers, which dates from 1907 to 1950 and measures 4.21 linear feet, documents the personal lives of three generations in the Griffith family: Sarah Thomas, Delaphine and Jacqueline Griffith. The papers are comprised of personal and professional correspondence, receipts, bills, newspaper clippings, photographs, record albums, and legal documents.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection which dates from 1907 to 1950, bulk dates 1913-1945, documents the lives of three generations of the Griffith family: Sarah Thomas, Delaphine Griffith, and Jacqueline Griffith, while primarily focused on Delaphine (Della) Griffith. The papers document Mrs. Griffith's relationships with friends and family through extensive correspondence, as well as, her experiences as a domestic servant and federal employee. It also documents daily life in Washington D.C. through receipts and bills of sales. Mrs. Griffith and Ms. Griffith also retained a large phonograph record collection comprised of jazz, swing band, and rhythm and blues music.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into three series one of which contains four subseries. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically. Undated material appears in the front of folders. Oversized material appears in the series: Music Collection and Photographs. In box 7 of Oversized the folder entitled "Allen Griffith, 1915" appears before the phonograph record booklet covers because of the fragile nature of the portrait's frame.

Series 1: Biographical

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence

Subseries 1.2: Financial Records

Subseries 1.3: General

Subseries 1.4: Miscellaneous

Series 2: Music Collection

Series 3: Photographs
Biographical/Historical note:
Delaphine (Della) Griffith was born in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 1896 to Sarah Thomas. She lived in D.C. with her mother until 1916 when she moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey for work. Later that year she moved on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Griffith moved back to Washington, D.C. and met and married Alan Griffith in 1919. Together they had a daughter whom they named Jacqueline.

Throughout her adult life, Mrs. Griffith lived with her mother and family on the northwest side of Washington, D.C. She worked for the federal government during two different periods: the early 1930s and during World War II. On November 19, 1950, Mrs. Delaphine Griffith died at the age of 54. Jacqueline Griffith continued to live in the family home until her death in the early 1990s.
Provenance:
The Griffith Family papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in May 1995 by June Brown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
African American women  Search this
World War 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States  Search this
African American -- Social life and customs  Search this
African American household employees  Search this
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Phonograph records
Correspondence
Marriage certificates
Ephemera
Financial records
School records
Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-004
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Griffith family papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-004

General—"Pettin' and Pokin'/Why'd You Do it Baby"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref100

General—"Run Joe/All for the Love of Lil"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref101

General—"Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart/You Were Only Fooling"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref102

General—"Send for Me if You Need Me/Until the Real Thing Comes Along"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref103

General—"Shuffle Boogie/You Won't Let Me Go"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref104

Storage Container—"4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour Blues/Painted Rhythm"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref105

Storage Container—"Air Mail Special, Part 1 and Conclusion"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref106

Storage Container—"Baby, Don't You Cry/Blazer's Boogie"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref107

Storage Container—"Begin the Beguine/Lover Man"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref108

Storage Container—"Beware/Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref109

Storage Container—"Boogie Blues/Lover"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref110

Storage Container—"C.O.D./No Greater Love"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref111

Storage Container—"Cynthia's in Love/To Each His Own"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref112

Storage Container—"Don't Take Everybody to be Your Friend/When I Move to the Sky"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref113

Storage Container—"Fine Brown Frame/They All Say I'm the Biggest Fool"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref114

Storage Container—"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You/I Realize Now"

Collection Creator:
Griffith, Delaphine  Search this
Griffith, Jacqueline  Search this
Thomas, Sarah  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Griffith Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Griffith Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of June Brown.
See more items in:
Griffith family papers
Griffith family papers / Series 2: Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-004-ref115

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