Letter from Spencer Baird to O. Dorman

Letter from Spencer Baird to O. Dorman
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April 1, 1871

Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries Spencer F. Baird writes O. M. Dorman about specimens of fish that Dorman sends from Norfolk, Virginia. "I shall be glad to have these transmissions continued" and, as Baird explains, "I hope the system of labeling the specimens by their provincial name & locality will be continued, as that is of great importance." In addition, Baird includes a warning about when the specimens should be sent. "The result might be somewhat disastrous" if any items are sent "later in the week than Thursday," as Baird notes. Baird also hopes that Dorman will be appointed the Commissioner of Fisheries in Virginia.

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