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Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
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First Curator of Birds at the USNM (1881). Artist. Published "Color Standards and Color Nomenclature", a valuable work in many fields. Published first eight volumes of "The Birds of North and Middle America", a standard reference still in use today. Founding member of American Ornithologist Union and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Member of first AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature.

In Memoriam <PDF> (Auk)

In Memoriam <PDF> (Condor)

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