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Spencer Fullerton Baird: The Collector of Collectors

Rivinus, Edward F
Spencer Fullerton Baird: The Collector of Collectors
National Postal Museum (U.S.)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
November 1989
Copy located in "Publications Using SI Archives Collections, A-Z." Smithsonian Institution Archives, File Room.
Popular article documenting the career and contributions of Spencer F. Baird. Includes biographical information, but focuses on Baird's interest in philately and the gift, by Mary Baird, of his stamp collection to the USNM, and eventually the National Philatelic Collection.
Contained in:
The American Philatelist Vol. 103 (Journal)
Biography, Stamp collecting, National Postal History and Philatelic Museum (U.S.), Collectors and collecting, Museum exhibits, Secretaries
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, National Postal Museum (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
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pp. 1061-1065
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