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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 1, 1858.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 1, 1858.

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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 1, 1858., 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/sfbgpm580701 (accessed July 26, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 1, 1858.

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.

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No. 749 Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C. July 1 1858



My Dear Mr. Marsh.

I wrote on receipt of your letter to Mr. Wyllys Lyman about the Persian Insect powder, but told him that it would not be of much account in the woods as its effects could not be sufficiently concentrated. Its great efficiency is against bed bugs and roaches. We also find it useful in keeping flies off the table at dinner, by setting it around in small plates.

I have picked out the books you wrote for with the exception of some 6 or 8 which after repeated examination I could not find. The others go probably today by express. I found Bosworth in our Library whither it had strayed by mistake

You may imagine how glad Mary and I are to hear of Mrs. Marsh's improved health and hope -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- it may continue till she is perfectly well. Mary has not been at all well this Spring, but is again on the mend.

We are now arranging the collections, and shall have no difficulty in filling our cases. Congress gives us $4000.00 this year for the conservation of materials of U. S. exploring and surveying expeditions.

Guyots tables I will send with the other books

We go to Carlisle this summer, as I must do much work yet on Government Report. I have turned off one volume (VIII of Pacific RR. Rep) of 800 quarto pages, and have 600 pp. Printed of IX, on birds. About 400 pp. More will probably complete my matter in this report, and I have about 250 for the Mexican Boundary one

Affectionately Yours

S. F. Baird note:Geo P MarshBurlington --

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