Spencer Fullerton Baird is appointed full professor of natural history at Dickinson College

Spencer Fullerton Baird, 1850, detail
On July 6, 1846, Dickinson College appointed Spencer Baird as a full professor of natural history, one year after Baird first joined Dickinson’s faculty. During Baird’s brief four-year tenure at Dickinson he made a favorable impression on his students as he popularized field excursions into the local fields and forests to supplement classroom lectures. (By Rebecca Solnit)

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