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Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
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Charles W. Richmond (1868-1932)

Assistant Curator of Birds (1895). Best known for compiling "The Richmond Index to the Genera and Species of Birds" a monumental resource for establishing the nomenclature of birds. His outstanding collection of taxonomic books became the basis of the Bird Library. Member of the AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North American Birds.

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