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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated April 25, 1849.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated April 25, 1849.

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  • 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 April 25, 1849., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb490425 (accessed April 19, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated April 25, 1849.

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Washington Apl 25 49


Son Spencer

I am glad you've got rid of your flowery associate. It is better for both. Thirty seven cents isn't enough for a poor translation, & I agree with you in believing that you'll find it easier to make a new one than to mend his. How many pages can you do in a day? I translated, certain days since, a description of a new reflecting circle, and was boggled by the poverty of our English tongue, yea -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- and I confess it with shame, not always sure of the meaning of the Teutonic.

Give me the title of the books of directions for travellers, that I may order the same speedily.

I rejoice with you over your salamanders and other creeping things. May they multiply and fill Carlisle, even as the frogs did Egypt--after we have been there. My hopes are rather rising in the matter of the mission, but the cabinet hasteth not, and delays are dangerous. Mr Bache is, and has been a good while, absent. I hold your case to be safe, [line missing] -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- dite the movements of so unwieldy a body as a scientific corporation. The board will sanction anything Mr Henry & Mr Bache recommend. I advise you to cultivate Mr B. because though not more friendly to you than Mr H. he is a man more prompt (ask thy helpmeet whether one should say prompter) in action.

I hope my friend at Burlington will have pickled you a keg of menobranchi. Mrs Marsh has been much worse for ten days, & will not be able to travel for sometime. It is totally uncertain -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- how long we shall remain here -- My love doth always follow thee and thine.

Thine ancient friend

G P Marsh

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