Baird to Receive Honor from King of Sweden

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United States Congress approves a measure for the authorization of Secretary Spencer F. Baird to "receive a diploma and medal, constituting him a member of the Norwegian order of St. Olaf, tendered him by the King of Sweden, as a testimonial of distinguished scientific service."


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901., p. 789
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 42, p. 789

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June 20, 1878


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  • Sweden
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