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Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823–1887)

Baird, Spencer Fullerton. A distinguished American naturalist; born at Reading, PA, Feb. 3, 1823; died at Wood’s Holl, MA, Aug. 19, 1887. He was professor in Dickinson College, and later Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. A very prolific writer in nearly every branch of natural history, among his more important works may be named: a ‘Catalogue of North American Reptiles’ (1853); ‘Birds of North America’ (with Cassin and Lawrence, 1860); ‘Mammals of North America’ (1858); ‘History of North American Birds’ (with Brewer and Ridgeway, 1874–84).