Correspondence : Baird (Spencer) and Engelmann (George), 1850-1891.
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Spencer Fullerton Baird, for 1850-1881. The correspondence relates to request for procurement of specimens of reptiles from Missouri for centennial. Limitations concerning purchase of books and transmission of articles of natural history or archaelology from abroad for Engelmann and Shaw; possibility of obtaining the items by exchange or donations rather than by direct purchase. Engelmann's collecting of acting as director of collections of plants and animals for the Smithsonian. Formulas for preservative. (Feb., 1859) (Apr. 27, 1855). Financial and transportation arrangements for collections. Disturbances in the Smithsonian. Details of printing illustrations. Expeditions to the Bering Straits and Northern California.
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Baird, Spencer Fullerton,
Book industries and trade
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Engelmann Papers, Missouri Botanical Garden
Archives Collection 1 RG 4/1/5/1
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