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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 12, 1858.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 12, 1858.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 12, 1858., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb580812 (accessed April 17, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated August 12, 1858.

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Burlington Aug 12 58


Dear Baird

I received yours of July 17 (810) and Aug 8 (932) (932-810=122, what a multitude!) by the same mail to wit August 10'- & last night came the proofs. I have purged them of original sin, made them immaculate, save the Russian, (not that I didn't know Russian, but I don't like it), and, return them herewith. I am afraid you have no Å,s and å,s in your Latin case, in which case you might substitute the Danish equivalent Aa and aa.

As for the feathered biped who prigged my book, I loathe, yea I scorn, yea I detest him. Let him put that in his pipe, and smoke it! When I catch him I will lam, thwack, & bang him, till his plumage flies, but I am sorry Prof. -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- Henry should have had so much trouble with the tatterdemalion I have Vol. VIII of Pac. R.R. Rep. and do marvel greatly at your works. Truly you are a desperate writer, & I would take you far away lest you swamp this hemisphere with your volumes.

We have here an aquarium, It is successful, & my wife spends half her time over it only, our pets chaw one another up most catawompously --

Mrs Marsh continues pretty well. I hope Mary is better again, & I wish we could bring our two halves together, but this can't be.

Fare you well

Yours truly

G. P. Marsh note:Prof. Baird

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