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Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 3, 1868.

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Title: Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 3, 1868.


  • Healy, G. P. A.


  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 3, 1868., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., (accessed December 15, 2017)

Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 3, 1868.

Transcribed by : John Thomas, Ralph H. Orth and Ellen Thomson

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

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Rome Decr 3d 1868.
41. Via di Porta Pinciana.

Hon. Geo. P. Marsh.

My dear friend.

I have been here two months working hard on a picture of The Peace Makers; which represents the interview that took place in the cabin of the steamer River Queen at City Point, when General Sherman left his army after his march to the sea, to confer with Lincoln, Grant and Vice Admiral Porter I enclose you a photograph from the large canvass and also one from the study before it was finished, this study I have sent by our man to Milan, Tuesday last, to have a cromo Lithograph made which is to be finished by the 1st of Feby I have had a photograph taken 20 1/2 inches by 30, This is to be the size of the cromo. I beg you to inform me if there -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- is any law in Italy to protect a copyright? and so, if it would be worth while to have it taken or made use of to secure my work against any one, who might fancy his right as good as mine?

I am early and late at my work in order to have it done by Christmas, if so, I shall have it in New York by the 1st of Febr and the cromos by the 1st of March. I intend to have the man who exhibits the picutre to sell the C[r]omo Lithographs which I expect will be very perfect. I have had but little time to see the sights here, but am delighted with Rome, which is so unlike Chicago! At first the air did not agree with me, but now thank God, I am quite well and never felt more like work, which work I should greatly like to show you and Mrs. Marsh to whom pray remember me in the kindest manner. I think I shall have -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- to go to Milan to superintend the finish of the work there. I shall very likely send the study 4 by 5 feet some inches, to the exhibition at the Royal Academy London. On my way home from Milan, I shall do myself a real happiness, viz. to see you and yours.

My wife and children gave me a most interesting account of all your and Mrs. Marsh's kindness to them a year ago.

Devotedly your friend,

Geo. P. A. Healy

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