Baird Receives Funds to Collect for SI

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Summary

Secretary Joseph Henry reports to the Board of Regents that he has authorized a fund of $75 to be used by Professor Spencer F. Baird, of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for collecting, packing, and transporting specimens of natural history for the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Dickinson College

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image is photograph of Spencer Fullerton Baird, 1845, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 2005-3755.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 834.
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 18, number 329. "Journals of the Proceedings of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1846-76, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc.", William J. Rhees, ed. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1879, p. 473.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 27, 1849

Topic

  • Natural History
  • Finance
  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Finance
  • Natural history

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