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Book, The Merchant and Seaman's Expeditious Measurer...

Maker:
Blunt, Edmund March  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.9 cm x 11.3 cm x 25.2 cm; 3/4 in x 4 7/16 in x 9 29/32 in
Object Name:
Book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1922
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank M. Masters, Jr.
ID Number:
1986.0509.01
Accession number:
1986.0509
Catalog number:
1986.0509.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Mathematical Charts and Tables
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-a22c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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flowmeter, hydrography

Maker:
Meriam Instrument Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 15 in; 33.02 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
flowmeter, hydrography
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
ID Number:
PH.336578
Catalog number:
336578
Accession number:
301971
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3fa1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1862093

Reports

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 5: Subject files
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref159
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Photographs of Charles Alexandre Lesueur sketches relating to American Indians

Creator:
Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846  Search this
Extent:
18 Copy prints
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Indiana -- Antiquities
Kentucky -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1816-1837
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of sketches made by Charles Alexandre Lesueur in 1816-1837 documenting archeological sites in Indiana and Kentucky, Choctaw Indians of the Mississippi River in Tennessee and Louisiana, and Plains Indian artifacts, probably seen and sketched at St. Louis, Missouri.
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846) was born the son of a French naval officer in Le Havre, France. He trained in draughtsmanship at the School of Hydrography and joined an expedition to Australia and Tasmania in 1800. With the support of the expedition's zoologist, Francois Peron, Lesueur learned taxidermy and completed numerous sketches of animals, landscapes, and indigenous Australians. When the expedition ended in 1804, Lesueur made watercolors from his sketches, some of which were exhibited at the Muséum d'Histrorie Naturelle in Paris. He also illustrated Peron's report of the expedition, Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes, with support from Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Starting in 1817, Lesueur left France to tour America with geologist William Maclure. When their tour finished in 1828, Lesueur stayed in the United States, joining Maclure in Philadelphia and becoming a founding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences there. In 1825, Lesueur again joined Maclure at New Harmony, Indiana, where he taught, sketched, and participated in archeological excavations until 1837. After the utopian community at New Harmony ended, Lesueur returned to France. He became curator at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre (Museum of Natural History at Le Havre, France), which was built to house his drawings and paintings. He remained there until his death in 1846.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R4534
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Museum of Natural History at Le Havre holds the majority of Lesueur's artwork.
The Purdue University Archives and Special Collections holds a collection of Charles Alexandre Lesueur works of art on paper.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This collection is for reference only. Additional prints should be secured from Victor Genetier, and permission to publish should be secured from the Havre Museum.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot R4534, Photographs of Charles Alexandre Lesueur sketches relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4534
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r4534

3rd International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science and Hydrography, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England, September 24-28, 1979

Collection Creator::
Washburn, Wilcomb E.  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-055, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records
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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records
Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa87-055-refidd1e4681

4th International Reunion for History of Nautical Science and Hydrography, Sagres, Portugal, July 4-7, 1983 (See Research Notes)

Collection Creator::
Washburn, Wilcomb E.  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-055, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records
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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records
Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa87-055-refidd1e5438

V International Reunion of History of Nautical Science and Hydrography, Rio de Janeiro, October 8-12, 1984

Collection Creator::
Washburn, Wilcomb E.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-207, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-207-refidd1e456

IV International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science and Hydrography, Sagres, Portugal, 1983 (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
Washburn, Wilcomb E.  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-207, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-207-refidd1e784

Folder 46 Work of the Bureau of Hydrography, undated.

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Container:
Box 28 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7004, Charles D. Walcott Collection
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Charles D. Walcott Collection
Charles D. Walcott Collection / Series 10: UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS, AND RELATED MATERIALS, 1879-1898, 1903-1904, 1909, 1916, AND UNDATED. / Box 28
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7004-refidd1e4700

Records

Creator::
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Search this
Extent:
14.73 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 12x17 boxes) (10 tall document boxes) (7 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Microfilms
Date:
circa 1877-1948
Descriptive Entry:
These papers include original logbooks for the Fish Commission vessels Albatross, Fish Hawk, Grampus, Halcyon, Yvonne, and Danglade containing hydrographic and dredging data; transcribed records of some of that data; accession records, transmittal records, lists, and correspondence concerning specimens taken by the Commission; material concerning expositions in which the Commission participated; material concerning the scientific work of the Commission; material on oyster surveys conducted by the Commission; records relating to the distribution of fishes carried out as part of the Commission's fish propagation work; and microfilm copies of some logbooks, tag records, and catalogues.
Historical Note:
In the early 1870's, a fierce debate raged within the fishing industry of New England concerning the supply of food fishes in coastal waters. The use of efficient traps for the large-scale capture of fish was blamed for an alarming decline in the catch, especially by those who depended on traditional fishing methods. In some states, the controversy was carried to the legislature but, though endlessly debated, little action was taken.

The dispute soon caught the attention of Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Baird had already begun to nurture a growing interest in the rapidly expanding field of marine biology by summer field trips to Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, when the fisheries controversy arose. The debate provided Baird with an opportunity to show that science could make a real contribution to the solution of a problem of economic importance as well as to generate an immense amount of basic scientific data on marine life.

Authorization and appropriations for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries were passed by Congress in 1871 and Baird was appointed the first Commissioner. The congressional mandate was broader than Baird had originally sought. The Commission was not limited to investigations on the New England coast and no time limit was placed on its existence. This lack of specificity greatly aided the Commission's later expansion.

For the first nine years of the Commission's existence, it relied on other executive agencies, particularly the Revenue Service and the Navy for vessels with which to conduct dredging and cruising operations. In 1880, construction was completed on the first Commission vessel, the Fish Hawk, and in 1883, the Albatross began operations. Most of the Fish Hawk's operations were on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, while the Albatross ranged as far as the Pacific coast, Bering Sea, and Japan. Other Fish Commission vessels included the Grampus, Halcyon, Danglade, and Yvonne.

The original duties of the Commission were eventually extended to include fish culture, further studies of fisheries and fishery industries, and studies in fresh-water and marine biology. The Commission became part of the Department of Commerce and Labor in 1903 and its name was changed to the Bureau of Fisheries. In 1939, the Bureau was transferred to the Department of the Interior, and in 1940 was merged with the Bureau of Biological Survey to form the Fish and Wildlife Service.

The U. S. Fish Commission and its successors have always maintained close ties with the Smithsonian and the United States National Museum. Baird was Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Smithsonian while serving as Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries, and often assigned Smithsonian people to Fish Commission duties. In a number of cases, there was considerable overlap between Commission and Smithsonian work. A number of Commission staff, including Tarleton Hoffman Bean and Barton Warren Evermann, served as honorary curators for the Museum's Division of Fishes. The Museum has also served as depository for specimens collected by the Fish Commission and its successors.
Topic:
Dredging  Search this
Hydrography  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Microfilms
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7184, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7184
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7184

Manuscript and Research Material

Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Tung, Kuang-zung.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Place:
China
Date:
1915-1933
Scope and Contents:
This series contains Bishop's unpublished typed manuscript entitled Archaeological Research in China 1923-1934—Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, [n.d.] 2v. : some ill.; 27cm., a field report that chronicled the two Gallery-sponsored expeditions; various drafts and research notes in Box 2, which are organized according to their original order from their envelopes and notecards based on subject.
The papers concern Bishop's Gallery-sponsored travels to China, 1923 to 1927 and from 1929-1934, while acting as Associate Curator at the Freer Gallery of Art. The collection includes a large collection of still prints and maps.The earliest still photographic prints in the Bishop Papers date from his employ at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where he conducted archaeological reconnaissance from 1915 to 1918 in China, Korea, and Japan. All subsequent images were created or collected by Bishop and his assistant Kwang-zung Tung during the Freer Gallery-sponsored expeditions of 1923-1934. This selection of digitized prints showcase prints which are not reflected in the Bishop manuscript or the photograph books. These selected images include place views of various excavations that featured prominently in the Bishop manuscript as well as the writings of A.G. Wenley and Dr Li Chi, who accompanied Bishop during his archaeological excavations in China. These include place views of Shansi, Shensi, Hsi-yin-Ts'un, Yu Ho Chen, Yun Kang and Peitaiho. In addition, images from Bishop's photographs of Mongolia, Manchuria and Nanjing, which are focused less on the excavation activities and depict more of the social and physical landscape of the areas Bishop visited, were chosen to reflect the comprehensive nature of Bishop's still print collection.
This series contains Bishop's unpublished typed manuscript entitled Archaeological Research in China 1923-1934. it is a field report that chronicled the two Freer Sackler Gallery sponsored expeditions. There are various drafts and research notes in box two.
Carl Whiting Bishop, Series 1: Manuscript and Research Material
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Whiting Bishop was an Associate Curator and Associate in Archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.02 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Collection Citation:
The Carl Whiting Bishop Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.02, Series 1
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Carl Whiting Bishop Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-02-ref11
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Appendices I-III, Bibliography

Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Tung, Kuang-zung.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
China
Date:
1923-1934
Scope and Contents:
This unpublished manuscript constituted a field report that chronicled Bishop's Gallery-sponsored expeditions in northern and central China during the period 1923 to 1934. The reader is provided with a record of the day-to-day operations completed, of obstacles and opposition encountered, and the results obtained from their work. Key diplomatic and scientific representatives from the West and China are recorded who aided and contributed to the investigations. Moreover, there are descriptions of the academic, social and political climate in China during a period of civil war and economic strife. Against this background, Bishop also discussed their efforts in view of the history of China, with commentary on the country's geography, topography, climate, flora and fauna, mineral products, and ancient customs and legends.The manuscript consists of an introduction, 19 numbered chapters, 3 appendices and a series of plates and figures related to his text.
Archaeological Research in China (Appendices)
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Whiting Bishop was an Associate Curator and Associate in Archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.02 1.01.02
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Collection Citation:
The Carl Whiting Bishop Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.02, File FSA A.02 1.01.02
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Carl Whiting Bishop Collection
Carl Whiting Bishop Collection / Series 1: Manuscript and Research Material / 1.1: Manuscript
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-02-ref23
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Science in the Netherlands East Indies, by L.F. de Beaufort, L. de Blieck [and others] ... ed. by L.M.R. Rutten, Secretary of the "I.C.O." Committee ..

Author:
Rutten, L (Louis) 1884-  Search this
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 432 p. incl. illus., tables, diagrs. fold. charts. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1929
[1929]
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Agricultural experiment stations  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Scientific bureaus  Search this
Call number:
Q127.D9A4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_230344

Report, "Use of the Decca Navigator Survey System in New Guinea for Hydrography and as a Geodetic Framework:, J.T. Verstelle, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Eleventh General Assembly, Toronto, Canada

Collection Creator:
Weems, Philip Van Horn (P. V. H.)  Search this
Container:
Box 142, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Philip Van Horn (P. V. H.) Weems Papers, Accession 2012.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Philip Van Horn (P. V. H.) Weems Papers
Philip Van Horn (P. V. H.) Weems Papers / Series 2: Professional Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2012-0052-ref1585

Congress: Military Medicine - Oceanography (Military Medicine and Pharmacy; Mines, Metallurgy and Applied Geology; Municipal History (Interamerican); Oceanography, Hydrography and Hydrology)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 156
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: General Correspondence, 1925-1949 / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0046-refidd1e2466

U.S Marine Corps Terrain, Hydrography and Water, LFM-2, February 18, 1955

Collection Creator:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 344, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Fairchild Industries, Inc. collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0060-ref3467

Folder 17 "Preparations and Problems of Preparing for the 500th, Anniversary of Columbus's Discovery of America," 5th International Reunion for History of Nautical Science & Hydrography, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 8-12, 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-096, Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-096-refidd1e2108

Folder 10 6th International Reunion for Historical and Nautical Science and Hydrography, October 1987

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-096, Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies, Records
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Records
Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-096-refidd1e2655

Folders 5-7 6th International Reunion for History of Nautical Science and Hydrography, Sagres, Portugal, October 12-17, 1987 (Research Notes, etc.)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-096, Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies, Records
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Records
Records / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-096-refidd1e3220

Hydrography, Current Meters

Collection Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 579, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences, Research Records
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Research Records
Research Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0579-refidd1e1836

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