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G. P. Marsh - S. F. Baird Correspondence

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A leading 19th century authority on North American wildlife, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887) is now remembered as a science administrator. He was the first director of the United States National Museum, second secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and founder of the U.S. Fish Commission, the forerunner of the Oceanographic Institute at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He placed naturalists on all major government-sponsored expeditions, and created an international network of scientific exchange for the United States.


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George Perkin Marsh Online Research Center

Published:  November 26, 2008,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections


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