SIA RU106107, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds, Specimen Catalogs, circa 1854-

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There are, in addition, two original catalogs (or fragments of catalogs) of the collection of Spencer F. Baird. These catalogs cover the period from about 1839 to 1850. The specimens listed in these catalogs were donated by Baird to the United States National Museum, and are represented in the main series of the catalogs. NOTE: These papers are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds.


  • As specimens are identified, they are assigned a catalog number, which is entered in the catalog and permanently affixed to the specimen. Specimens are not entered when they are accessioned, but when they are identified. Often, much time elapses between accession and identification, and in some instances, specimens accessioned later than others are cataloged first. Information found in a catalog entry usually includes: name of specimen, donor, collector, locality in which specimen was found, catalog number, date on which specimen was collected, date entered in catalog, and remarks.
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Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC


  • 1854
  • circa 1854-

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SIA RU106107

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117 vol

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