Memories of Professor Baird

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Brief biographical sketch of Spencer Fullerton Baird, second Secretary of the Smithsonian, includes Goode's reminiscences of him. Details his childhood, ornithological collections, publications, and research. Divides Baird's career into seven major areas of concentration, research and publications in vertebrate zoology, editorships, museum education, science administrator, science networker, and head of the United States Fish Commission.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • United States Fish Commission


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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The Chautauquan Vol. 9 (Journal)

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




  • Animals
  • Education
  • Editors
  • Secretaries
  • Zoology
  • SI, Early History
  • Birds
  • Museums
  • National Collections
  • Biography
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Ornithology
  • Museum publications

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pp. 21-24

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