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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 27, 1880.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 27, 1880.

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 27, 1880., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/sfbgpm800727 (accessed July 30, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 27, 1880.

Transcribed by : John Thomas, Ralph H. Orth and Ellen Thomson

TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski andEllen Thomson


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Spencer F. Baird,
Commissioner.
United States Commission, Fish and Fisheries,
Newport, R.I., July 27, 1880.



Dear Mr Marsh.

I am in receipt of your letter of the 7th of July, & shall at once carry out your suggestion of asking the State Department to give you the necessary instructions in reference to the acquisition of the Pompeian relics.

Mr Goode has just come back from Berlin. He was treated with immense consideration by every one & had a very good time. We took our full share of all the prizes, apart from the acquisition of the Emperors Epergne. As you suggest, I shall not care to keep it in my house; but expect to have it as one of the trophies of the Fish Commission, in the National Museum.

As prices go for such things I do not see why Mr Story cannot make a standing -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- statue in bronze for $15,000. If he does not accept the trust it will be necessary to get permission from Congress to transfer the offer to somebody else, but at present no one can do the work buth Mr Story, his name having been introduced in the Bill by Senator Morrill.

We have been in Newport several weeks, & are daily expecting our new Steamer, the Fish Hawk to carry on our Scientific work. We are making immense collections of zoological objects in this coast, a goodly share of which we have already presented to Italian institutions at Genoa, Florence, & elsewhere.

With love to Mrs Marsh & yourself, from all of us, I remain

Sincerely yours.

Spencer F Baird
Hon. Geo. P. Marsh.
U.S. Minister,
Rome,
Italy.

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