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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 3, 1858.

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Title: Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 3, 1858.

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  • Mead, Larkin Goldsmith

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 3, 1858., 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/lgmgpm580203 (accessed April 24, 2014)

Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 3, 1858.

Transcribed by : Ellen Thomson and Ralph H. Orth

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Brattleboro
February 3, 1858



Hon. Geo. P. Marsh

Dear Sir

I have completed my little design and send you the cast by this mornings express. I hope it will reach you safely and meet your approbation. I have endeavored to make it in all it's proportions as the large one should be made. The long neck and heaviness of the upper part of the figure are nescessary I think when you consider the height of its position. As you will observe the hands are poor. The reason of which is this. My mould cracked and with it the fingers which were the most delicate parts came off and were destroyed. I have restored them in plaster though not satisfactorily. I have coated the figure with bronze, to make it in color as the large one is to be. The drapery I have modeld from a sitter, arranged as I thought, simple -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- and effective. A daguereotype (which please find in the box) shows the figure as it was in clay, but the dark shadow cutting the head from the body destroys the effect.

Should you be pleased with the figure and if nescessary to have a duplicate cast I can send it to Boston and have the piece mould made. I have not yet furnished Mr Powers with a cast as you directed

I hope I may hear from you when convenient

Your Obt Srt

Larkin G. Mead Jr. note:Hon Geo. P. Marsh note:Burlington

I have not heard of the Allen Statue lately. I suppose it is not time.

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