Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
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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 another," as Baird explains. Baird, who is looking for a taxidermist to go to the Rocky Mountains, asks Lawrence for help in finding someone for this job. In addition, Baird is looking for a surgeon who could also serve as a naturalist. Baird also asks that Lawrence visit him this spring.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr