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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1867.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1867.

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 February 10, 1867., 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/sfbgpm670210 (accessed October 21, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1867.

Transcribed by : Ellen Thomson

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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12680
Washington Feb. 10. 1867



My Dear Mr Marsh

I duly received your letter of Dec. 26. a few days ago, and was glad to have a longer epistle than that of a short time before, announcing transmission of the bird pamphlet.

We were greatly delighted to hear of Mrs. Marsh's improvement in health and hope that she will continually mend until entirely well Dr. Sims I know well by reputation and it was in his old establishment in New York that Mary spend her month. Dr. Emmet was for many years the associate of Dr Sims, and succeeded him in the ownership and management of the private establishment in Madison Avenue. He is generally considered quite Dr. Sims equal, and in some respects as his superior both in diagnoses and operating. For a time Mary did not seem benefitted but she is now much better and for more than a month has really been very well, making calls, -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- going to parties and receptions, and enjoying life generally as she has not done for years. We were at a very pleasant gathering last evening at Secretary Stantons and met a crowd of Vermonters: Morrill, Woodbridge, Baxter and other members with their wives.

We are progressing slowly with the repairs of the S. I. and hope to finish in a few months, when we shall be more comfortable. Collections continue to pour in. More than I can well manage. I am still deep in the administration of the arctic specimens I wrote you about, containing among other things some 15000 birds eggs and expect tomorrow thirty large boxes from the Russian Telegraph Operators

I enclose the celebrated M'Cracken letter; which was the text of Mr. Sewards correspondence with Mr. Motley. We were surprised not to find your name in it

With much love from all of us to all of you, believe me

Affectionately Yours

Spencer F Baird
Hon. Geo P Marsh
Florence

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