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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 16, 1849.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 16, 1849.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 16, 1849., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb490116 (accessed August 30, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 16, 1849.

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Washington Jany 16 1849


Dear Baird

I shall be glad of anything of Rafinesque's, which you don't want. Gen. C. brought Nilsson, & I was glad to see him & Mrs C. & hope they will return before we leave. When the Smithson. begins to publish Reps. of the Prog. of Sci., I'll try to help you to a chance.

Garrigue says he can pay you $1. per page for the Translation of the Bilder-Atlas, -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- which will run up to about 2000 pages, you paying all your own employés. He is disposed first to publish the Nat. Hist. in a vol. of about 800 pp & 138 plates. Any books you want to aid you, he will furnish at just what they cost him. I think you can get all the assistance you need for less than $ 1000. & so get $ 1000 for merely revising & correcting it.

It seems to me a good bargain for you, but don't undertake it on my advice.

I know nothing of the "learned body" you speak of. I hope the members -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- enjoy sinecures and 'salaries': I being both lazy and poor.

What is the "learned body" -- Bezonian!

Speak or die!
Write Garrigue yea or nay. Mrs Marsh is getting back again where she was last winter & is barely able to get up & down stairs, with much pain & difficulty.

Give my love to the verehrterte Frau Professorin, with whom I hope to schwatzen in High Dutch next March. We expect to abide here certain weeks after the adjournment. I don't know how long. Yours truly

G P M.

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