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Summary

Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection." This volume will greatly influence Spencer F. Baird, a naturalist who is the Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum at the Smithsonian.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Darwin, Charles 1809-1882
  • Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
  • On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (Monograph) (Book)
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Key Book of Facts, New York, p. 174

Contact information

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

Date

1859

Topic

  • Inaugural Edition
  • Natural History
  • Evolution
  • Museums
  • Natural history
  • Museum publications

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