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Spencer Fullerton Baird is offered position of honorary professor of natural science at Dickinson College

Spencer Fullerton Baird, 1850, detail
07/01/1845
In July 1845, Spencer Baird’s alma mater, Dickinson College, offered him a position as a honorary professor of natural science and curator of the school’s natural cabinet. The unsalaried position was Baird’s first step into the professional scientific field. One year later, the college made Baird a full salaried professor.

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