Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
June 17, 1871

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to ornithologist Winfrid A. Stearns: "it gives me pleasure to authorize any use you desire of the material published in my work on the Birds of N. America."

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. - Sept. 1871)
July - September 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he invites Lawrence to Edgartown for fishing and dredging and discusses the specimens of Sclater and Salvin, among others. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F11

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. - Dec. 1871)
October - December 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence on issues that include finding a taxidermist for collection mounting as well as the exchange of specimens. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
November 11, 1871

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to ornithologist Winfrid A. Stearns regarding the classification of birds. Baird also states that he will not have the time to edit Stearns's manuscript, but recommends Dr. Elliott Coues at Fort McHenry as a candidate.

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from George Eggleston to Horatio Collins King
November 16, 1871

George Cary Eggleston, the editor of Hearth and Home, warns Horatio Collins King that a "story" he submitted may imply partisanship - a sensitive topic following the Civil War. "We have to decline" those stories "which may, even by implication, give a partisan color to our columns," as...

Letter from Eli Saulsbury to Benjamin Poore
January 16, 1872

US Senator Eli Saulsbury (Class of 1843) asks Benjamin Perley Poore  to make a correction in the Congressional Directory.

Location: I-Friends-1974-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. - Feb. 1872)
January - February 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses ordering a gun, sending the manuscript notes and drawings of Col. Grayson to Lawrence, and sending items requested by Mr. Hague. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F13

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 2, 1872

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer F. Baird writes George Lawrence regarding the "invoice of the contents of the boxes" sent to the Hague as well as Elliott Coues's "desire of making a monograph of the American [Myiarchi?]."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Drafts)
March - August 1872

George Lawrence drafts two letters to Spencer Baird regarding the selection and naming of bird specimens, in addition to the details of his visit to Rhode Island. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F22

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1872)
April - June 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses his attempt in encouraging Dr. Feuchtwanger to give his collection of minerals to the Smithsonian. Baird also asks Lawrence for some of his illustrations of...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F14

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. – Aug. 1872)
July - August 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes two letters to George Lawrence regarding travel plans and the weather. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F15

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism, Weather and Climate

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

 Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. – Dec. 1872)
October - December 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes two short letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses travel plans and his intention to meet with him. Baird also confirms the receipt of the drawings and notebooks of Col. Grayson. Transcripts included. ...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
November 28, 1872

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding payment for the New York Herald. Baird also describes Robert Ridgway's plans for travelling to Boston and New York City.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
December 15, 1872

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding a "remedy for Eczema."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Health and Medicine, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to James Ames
December 21, 1872

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to James T. Ames, requesting specimens from Ames' emery mine for display at the Smithsonian. According to Baird, "Centuries ago, if not still earlier, you promised us a good series of specimens from your emery mine to place in the...

Location: I-Friends-1983-12

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. – Jul. 1873)
January - July 1873

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes three letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the merits of a novel collection of Alaskan birds, and describes his stay in Portland. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F17

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
January 20, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer F. Baird writes George N. Lawrence regarding a change in plans for visiting New York City. As "Mr. [Kepel's?] departure from Bremen with the fish eggs has been somewhat delayed," Baird notes that he will adjust his travel schedule...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
February 18, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes George Lawrence to express his regret that he "could not return to New York and attend the meeting of fish culturists."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 11, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes George Lawrence regarding how to send supplies to Dr. Gideon Lincecum in Tuxpan, Mexico.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 15, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding the identification of some fish. Baird wishes to buy a specimen that Lawrence sent him and has "telegraphed Middleton & Carmen...to that effect."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 27, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding the "great activity in scientific explorations" and the need for "more collectors." "[Henry W.] Henshaw, [Charles J.] Maynard, & [Joseph H.] Batty will probably all go out in one party or...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 29, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding the acquisition of dynamite cartridges "for the purpose of blasting out crevices of rock, or exploding under water for the purpose of killing fish."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 3, 1873

US National Museum manager Spencer F. Baird writes to George N. Lawrence regarding a variety of different topics, including Galbraith, Breese, Middleton, Carmen, "that fish," Harper's Weekly, dynamite cartridges for blasting out fossils, Mr. and Mrs. Boardman, and the National Academy....

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-11

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 5, 1873

US National Museum manager Spencer F. Baird writes to George N. Lawrence about a forwarded letter that refers to a "box of birds" from which Baird can select specimens for the museum. Baird, however, tells Lawrence that he does "not know to what box he refers." In addition, Baird also thanks...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-11

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Alfred Bennett
March 20, 1874

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to Dr. Alfred W. Bennett, thanking him for sending a package of notes. Baird acknowledges similar gifts in the introduction of the Annual Report for 1873 and is sending Bennett a copy; he also "hopes that the new Scientific Monthly...

Location: I-Friends-1986-5

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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