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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
Smithsonian Institution Archives
William Palmer (1856-1921)

Field naturalist and preparator. Notable collecting trips included Funk Island, Pribilof Islands, Cuba, and Java. Interested in study of molt in birds. Chief taxidermist who counted "Martha", the last Passenger Pigeon, as one of his mounts.

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