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Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1869)
April - June 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes six letters to George Lawrence on issues that include lists of specimens and other articles, inquiries on novel specimens, and travel updates. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F2

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. 1869)
July - August 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes three letters to George Lawrence regarding the exchange of collections (primarily those of bird specimens) as well as his travels around New England. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F3

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Solar Eclipse of August 7, 1869," by Charles F. Himes
1869

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) describes his experience in photographing the solar eclipse in Ottumwa, Iowa on August 7, 1869 . "Favored as we were with a sky free from cloud or haze, and a beautiful point of view, this phenomenon left an inerasable impression upon...

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F19

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. - Dec. 1869)
October - December 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses a collection of birds to be sent to the latter, Zeladon's studies in Central America and the West Indies, John Edward Gray's catalogue of species, and the...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F4

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. - Mar. 1870)
January - March 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the exchange of various specimens as well as funding for Sumichrast's explorations. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 1, 1870

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to George N. Lawrence regarding the Sumichrast Collection. "As the number of additional species is not so great as I was led to suppose," Baird warns Lawrence that he will likely be "disappointed in it." In...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-13

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (May - Jun. 1870)
May - June 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the exchange of various specimens, the sale of a collection of meteorites, and the arrangement of meetings. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F6

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from George Lawrence to J. H. McIlvaine (Draft)
June 26, 1870

George Lawrence drafts a letter to J. H. McIlvaine informing him about the collection of birds brought to Spencer Fullerton Baird from Venezuela and Panama, which the latter wishes to dispose of. Lawrence inquires if the Smithsonian Institution is to have first choice. Baird is the Assistant...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F20

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. - Aug. 1870)
July - August 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the exchange of specimens with the Vienna Museum and Smithsonian, and offers his sympathy for the loss of Lawrence's brother. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F7

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. - Dec. 1870)
October - December 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes six letters to George Lawrence in which he inquires about the Directory for Brooklyn and describes Salvin's wish to send some of his specimens, hunting hawks and owls, and purchasing items for a Mr. Hague....

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F8

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. - Mar. 1871)
January - March 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes nine letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the sending of small birds of the Grayson and Xantus Collections and Mexico to Lawrence, as well as the examination of Hammond's Fly-Catcher, specimens of...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F9

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Drafts)
February - July 1871

George Lawrence writes six letters to Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, regarding the exchange and naming of various bird specimens. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F21

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to O. Dorman
April 1, 1871

Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries Spencer F. Baird writes O. M. Dorman about specimens of fish that Dorman sends from Norfolk, Virginia. "I shall be glad to have these transmissions continued" and, as Baird explains, "I hope the system of labeling the specimens by their provincial name &...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-20

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1871)
April - June 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes nine letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses Mr. Ridgeway's analysis and classification of the geographical distribution of fish specimen variations, arranging a meeting with Ridgeway, the receipt of...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F10

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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

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 (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
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

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