Lucy Hunter Baird
Lucy Hunter Baird, though not a regular attendee of the Megatherium Club, held its members near and dear to her heart, and “assumed, like her mother a maternal attitude toward these young gentlemen.” She watched out for the members of the club and reported back on the rumors and reports that were spreading about the club’s activities.
Miss Baird led a very successful life, being an Associate of the American Ornithologist’s Union for almost 14 years, and helped her father Assistant Secretary Spencer Baird with his work in the Smithsonian and the U.S. Fish Commission. Additionally, she was elected Associate of the Union (Philadelphia) in 1899, contributing her collection of her father’s materials to ornithology. Due to Miss Baird’s passing, William Healey Dall completed “Spencer Fullerton Baird, a Biography” in her honor, and made it dedicated “to the memory of a devoted daughter, Lucy Hunter Baird.”
- Folks at Home: February 17, 1863, Robert Kennicott, The Grove National Historic Landmark, Glenview, Illinois
- Biographies of Members of the American Ornithologists' Union, T.S. Palmer, The American Ornithological Society