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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 17, 1876.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 17, 1876.

Author

  • 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 July 17, 1876., 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/sfbgpm760717 (accessed October 20, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 17, 1876.

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

International Exhibition, 1876.
Board on Behalf of U.S. Executive Departments
Smithsonian Institution.
U.S. Government Building, Centennial Grounds.
West Philadelphia, Pa., July 17 1876.



Dear Mr Marsh

It is quite true, what Mr. Hoepli promises; that is, that any packages addressed to the Smithsonian Institution or to other institutions in the United States, may be sent to his care & will be forwarded in his boxes. In behalf of the Royal Institute of Milan he attends to our Italian exchanges & is quite satisfactory in this respect. You can at any time, send to him bundles for transmission. The only trouble is that he usually forwards to us only twice in a year, so that packages about which there is any haste, fail to come in season.

Why does not the Italian government respond to our offers to send the complete sets of Government publications? We have six boxes now ready to ship, as soon as we can learn whether Italy will reciprocate fully, & when we can be informed of -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- some agent in New York to whom we can deliver the boxes, as also the address of the person in Rome or elsewhere who is to act as the agent of the Government in this respect & the name of the library or institution in which the books are to be kept.

I will do all I can in regard to the distribution of Torlonia's report.

We have been at Philadelphia since the first of June, in attendance on the Exhibition. The unparalleled heat of the Summer has, however, broken Mrs Baird down & she is quite ill at present, but I hope she will soon be better.

With love to [Mrs] Marsh, believe me,

Sincerely Yours.

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

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