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Special Desiderata Circular Issued by Baird

Title:
Special Desiderata Circular Issued by Baird
Date:
Spring, 1851
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, p. V 1, p. 7
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1846-52, p. 50, 1, 45, 108
Summary:
Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird issues a circular requesting the help of officers of the Army and Navy and friends of science in general to collect specimens of little known animals and plants from west of the Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico. He includes instructions for preservation of the specimens, as well as a copy of the instructions from the Quartermaster General's Office, authorizing free transport of specimens
Topics:
Assistant Secretaries, Memorandums, Collectors and collecting, Museum exhibits, Interagency Relations, Secretaries
Subjects:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, United States. Army, United States Dept. of the Navy
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!340~!0#focus

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