Special Desiderata Circular Issued by Baird

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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.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • United States. Army
  • United States Dept. of the Navy

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

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

Contact information

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

Date

Spring, 1851

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Interagency Relations
  • Museums
  • Memorandums
  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Memorandums
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Museum exhibits
  • Interagency Relations
  • Secretaries

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