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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCERN FULLERTON BAIRD, dated November 6, 1857.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCERN FULLERTON BAIRD, dated November 6, 1857.

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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 SPENCERN FULLERTON BAIRD, dated November 6, 1857., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb571106 (accessed September 02, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCERN FULLERTON BAIRD, dated November 6, 1857.

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Gilliss wrote me on the 30'- of Sept. that he had been quite ill & Mrs G. indisposed. I inferred that neither of them was quite recovered, & hearing nothing further from them, I wrote to G. on the 21'- of October saying that we were anxious about them, and hoped soon to hear that they were quite well. I have received no reply, and as Mr G. is extremely prompt in his correspondence, I very much fear some of them are seriously ill. You know how strongly, and with what good reason, Mrs Marsh and I are attached to them all and that -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- we cannot but be much distressed at the thought of any serious calamity befalling them. I beg therefore that you will drop me a word, to let me know how they are, by an early mail.

Among my many blanks I have drawn one small prize--or rather I ought to be reasonable enough to call it a large one -- It is the appointment of Rail Road Commr. for this state, with a salary of $1000. & expenses paid by state. Nothing could come in better time, & I am by no means disposed to look this gift horse in the mouth.

Is Toussenel a writer of authority, & what are his books? Also, has Quartrefages written only for journals. or published independent works, & in which of his -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- works would his description of the marine products of the coast of Sicily be found?

Mrs Marsh has been rather better than usual for some months until within four weeks or so, but has now got back again to the old level.

She joins me in affectionate remembrances to you & Mary, as well as to the two other generations between which you and she form a link! Isn't that fine writing?

One more question. Has Desor published anything on the Phys. Geography of America -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- & if so what is the title of his book?

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