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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 8, 1857.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 8, 1857.

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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 November 8, 1857., 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/sfbgpm571108 (accessed September 02, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 8, 1857.

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

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

Publication Information

No. 1355 Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C. November 8 1857



My Dear Mr. Marsh

Mary and I were very glad to hear of your good fortune as times go in getting the railroad commissionship. Not that we dont firmly believe that there is no place quite equal to your deserts or ability to fill. May not this be considered as the turn of the tide even if it be only a very little flow.

Gilliss as far as I know is perfectly well. He was at the Smithsonian friday last. I saw them all at home a week or two ago. James has just gone to Florida on Coast Survey duty.

Toussenel is no ornithologist, but a mystical rhapsodist about birds, and the like. The only work of his I have ever seen or can recal is Le Monde des Oiseaux. We have it, but I have [never] read it. The work by Quatrefages is one on the coast Fauna of Sicily in connection -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- with Milne Edwards I do not now recall the title.

I am not aware that Deser has ever published anything on physical geography of America. If so, it is probably either in Bulletin Soc. Geol. de France or in: Bulletin de Genève.

We are getting along much as usual here. Mary however I am thankful to say, much better. She weighs 140 lbs. And is almost her own old self again, but free from head and back aches almost entirely, walks to any desirable extent, and acts like folks. I am hammering at government reports: have printed my vol. on Mammals, 800 quarto pages forming vol. VIII P. RR reports, and am deep in the birds of same series. I send you the introductory sheets of mammals containing list of N. Am. Species. They are hard at work at cases in Smithsonian Museum Hall; are altering inside of library to accomodate more books, and when collections are arranged we shall make a grand show.

With much love to Mrs. M. from Polly and me. I am

Yours truly

S F Baird note:Hon Geo P Marsh

[The following appears along left margin of the page]
P.S. I enclose title of Quatrefages as just furnished by [N W. Simpson].

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