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Letter from GEORGE OZIAS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated November 23 1857.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE OZIAS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated November 23 1857.


  • Marsh, George Ozias


  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

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Letter from GEORGE OZIAS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated November 23 1857., Part of the Hiram Powers and Powers Family Papers, microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, and loaned by the Cincinnati Historical Society., (accessed November 22, 2017)

Letter from GEORGE OZIAS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated November 23 1857.

Transcribed by : Ellen Mazur Thomson and Ralph H. Orth

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

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Tremont House
Boston Nov. 23 57

My dear sir,

In the long interval which has passed, since a single letter from Lulie terminated my most pleasant intimacy with your family, I have heard nothing from you except through the public prints, and twice through my father. One of your children, who were all so dear to me, I shall meet no more; the others, my father tells me, have been ill, while I have once been wrecked and once been brought to Death's door by disease. How many -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- changes three short years can bring about! After I left Florence for the last time I went to Germany where I remained six months, then to Paris where I passed a year, and then returned to America, being forty three days on a most disastrous voyage from Liverpool to Boston, where I now am in a law office. You have, I suppose, worked the while at your noble art. Kellogg -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I hear has established himself at Paris where he has fitted up a gallery. Gould I know nothing of. Is he with you in Florence? Reed is in Philadelphia where I hear of him occasionally, more as a poet than an artist. And the young man who has that bright, good, little, cross-eyed wife, I cannot now recall his name, White wasn't it?--is in New York where, I hear, he paints successfully And pray what have you done for art since I saw you? Busy as -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- ever, I suppose. Only yesterday I was wishing for one of your files, which are certainly the best for many purposes, I ever saw. I hope Mrs Powers is well and my fair favorite Lulie, now such a young lady that I fear the pretty name I knew her by must give place to a more formal style of address.

Pray remember me to all yours and believe me very sincerely


Geo. O. Marsh
H. Powers Esq.

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