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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated December 25, 1848.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated December 25, 1848.

Author

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

Recipient

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated December 25, 1848., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb481225 (accessed October 21, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated December 25, 1848.

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Washington Dec 25 48


Dear Baird

I send you by this mail, in four envelopes, 250 pages or so of a book Garrigue wants translated. It is the explanatory text of Brockhaus Bilder-Atlas, & will make 1000 pp or more. G. proposed to me to under take it which I declined, after proper reservations touching my own superior qualifications, recommended you as the next best person to -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- do the work. G. will pay well, I think $1 per page of printed matter, or thereabouts. Will you translate it, correcting, continuing, & annotating, to some small extent? If yea, write G forthwith, & give your terms & time. If nay, send him his books through me, & write him. In any case, write forthwith.

It is said there is here a young German in the court survey office quite competent to make the translation, but he hath no name. Lucky you, and I, whose fame ringeth so loud and clear! Yea, our names, thinketh Garrigue, will sell anything, & -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- therefore he speeketh, (N. B. this is Scottish) whether, if you will not translate, you will revise, correct, extend, & annotate, putting your name on the title page? Write without delay and put the poor man out of pain. Love to Mary.

Yours truly

G P Marsh

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