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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 21, 1875.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 21, 1875.

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 21, 1875., 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/sfbgpm750121 (accessed November 24, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 21, 1875.

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

Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C. January 21, 1875.



Dear Mr Marsh.

Your letter of the 29th of December reached me, just as we were about going to a little party at Mr Edmunds. Besides the various members of the family, whom we found in good health, we met quite a party of Vermont people.

Thanks for the order on Scribner, Armstrong & Co., which I shall send to them soon to claim the book. I have no doubt I shall find occasion to read a good deal of it.

Lucy is delighted with the numbers of the Metropolitan Bulletin, & will welcome the new number when it comes.

I hope to send you in a few weeks my Second Report as Fish Commissioner, a volume of about 800 pages, & a very important one practically. It contains many elaborate papers on the shad, salmon & other food fishes, with explanations of the best methods of hatching the fish, & the proper construction of fish-ways & fish ladders.

I am also finishing my index for the Annual -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- Record of Science & Industry for 1874, which will be a considerable improvement on the last volume. Besides the odds & ends of Scientific intelligence, it contains a well digested summary of progress in all the branches of science, filling nearly 200 pages, & prepared by such men as Dr T. Sterry Hunt, Dana, Barker, Gill, Newcomb & Abbe & others.

Very truly Yours.

Spencer F. Baird
Hon. Geo. P. Marsh.
U.S. Minister,
Rome,
Italy.

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