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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Charles E. Bendire (1836-1897)

Army officer. Collected eggs extensively throughout military career. Private collection of 8,000 eggs formed the basis of the egg collection at USNM. Honorary Curator in the Department of Oology under Spencer F. Baird. Prepared two volumes of "Life Histories of North American Birds." Founding member of the American Ornithologists' Union.

In Memoriam <PDF>

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