General Directions for Collecting and Preserving Objects of Natural History  : The Smithsonian Institution Being Desirous of Procuring Objects of Natural History for Its Museum, Would Respectfully Ask Assistance of the Friends of Science Generally, and Especially of Officers of the Army and Navy. ... By Reference to the Annexed Letter, it Will be Seen that the Quartermaster's Department is Authorized to Receive and Forward Specimens. ...

General Directions For Collecting And Preserving Objects Of Natural History : The Smithsonian Institution Being Desirous Of Procuring Objects Of Natural History For Its Museum, Would Respectfully Ask Assistance Of The Friends Of Science Generally, And Especially Of Officers Of The Army And Navy. ... By Reference To The Annexed Letter, It Will Be Seen That The Quartermaster's Department Is Authorized To Receive And Forward Specimens. ...

by Smithsonian Institution , Spencer Fullerton Baird
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U.S. Army, Quartermaster General , 1848
Gives detailed information for preservation of specimens and preparation for shipping; includes a list of specimens especially sought by the Smithsonian.

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General Directions for Collecting and Preserving Objects of Natural History : The Smithsonian Institution Being Desirous of Procuring Objects of Natural History for Its Museum, Would Respectfully Ask Assistance of the Friends of Science Generally, and Especially of Officers of the Army and Navy. ... By Reference to the Annexed Letter, it Will be Seen that the Quartermaster's Department is Authorized to Receive and Forward Specimens. ...