page top

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 2, 1865.

Add to bookbag Add to Bookbag | Bookbag (0)

Item Description

Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 2, 1865.

Author

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

Recipient

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

Source Document

Extent: 1 letter

Genre(s): letter

Subject/name

Note [Digital Version]

, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

Parent Collections

Other Formats

Access Conditions

For usage rights related to this resource please visit: http://cdi.uvm.edu/rights/
More information.

Permanent Link:

http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb650802

Preferred citation

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 2, 1865., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., RU7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb650802 (accessed October 30, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 2, 1865.

Transcribed by :

TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski and


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

Publication Information

Florence Aug 2 65


Dear Baird

Instead of returning your proof, I send corrections written out. The [...] P.O. made me pay seven dollars on a 12 mo volume because the pre-payment fell short one 3 ct stamp by this (lying?) weight.

We are much grieved at what you say of Mary's health. I wish she could spend a minute at some of the springs on the Italian slopes of the Alps. They cure everything, as the mountain air does.

We pick up autographs now & then, & will remember Lucy, but collectors are so ravenous that we can't keep them long

Florence is a mighty fine museum & a mighty poor residence. Vile climate, detestably corrupt society, infinite frivolity, servant's hall of Tophet. If it were not for a run now & then into the Alps, which are my Paradise, I should die of vexation at the devilries which are going on around me. When I am rich, I will dig me a hole in a glacier and live there, having a good stove and all things comfortable about me.

Love to Mary & Lucy from both of us. I have heard nothing from Mr Bache since January. I suppose he has -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- gone home invalided.

Yours truly

G P Marsh

I send Lucy her Somervilles Photog. & Autog.

Add a comment:

*

* Optional

User Comments