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Summary

Describes the relationship of second Smithsonian Secretary Spencer F. Baird with Andrew Jackson Grayson, an amateur collector and illustrator of birds in California and Mexico in the 1850s and 1860s. Grayson's drawings and notes, preserved by his wife Frances Grayson, were finally published as "Birds of the Pacific Slope" by Arion Press of San Francisco in 1987.

Author

Graham, Frank , Jr

Subject

  • Audubon, John James 1785-1851
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Grayson, Andrew Jackson
  • Grayson, Frances

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Six illustrations accompany the article.

Contained within

Audubon (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

September 1987

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • SI, Early History
  • Birds
  • Scientific illustration
  • National Collections
  • Biography
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Mexico
  • California

Physical description

pp. 20-26

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