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TitleDrawings of Entomostraca (vol. 2) - William Baird
AdminHistoryWilliam Baird (1803 – 1872) was a Scottish physician and zoologist.

He was born in Eccles, Berwickshire, on 11 January 1803. He was educated at the High School of Edinburgh, before studying medicine at the universities of Edinburgh, Dublin, and Paris. He was a surgeon for the East India Company from 1823 to 1833, travelling to India, China and other countries, and taking a keen interest in those countries' natural history. He helped found the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club in 1829, and contributed regularly to its publications. Baird practised as a doctor in London until 1841, when he joined the zoology department of the British Museum (now part of the Natural History Museum). He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society, a member of the Imperial and Royal Botanical Society of Vienna and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is best known for his 1850 work, 'The Natural History of the British Entomostraca'. He died on 27 January 1872.
DescriptionLarge bound volume containing hundreds of line drawings & tracings of Entomostraca, along with notes, which have been systematically arranged and mounted in 2 volumes.
Extent1 of 2 bound volumes
Creator NameBaird, William
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