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Title: Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 6, 1857.


  • Silloway, Thomas William, 1828-1910


  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 6, 1857., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., (accessed December 14, 2017)


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Boston June 6..1857

Mr. Marsh

My Dear Sir I send to you today the drawing which has been prepared for the lithographing of our perspective. I took it with me to Montpelier the last time I was up in order to make a few corrections and hence was obliged to cut it from the board a couple of days before the artist had finised his coloring I hoped to be able to see you before I left Montpelier but was so very busy the whole time I was there (a week) that I could not and hence was obliged to return with seeing you. The drawing is in the main right, but will need amending in much of the detail this would be done in drawing the thing on the stone. The aim in making the paper drawing was simply to give us a chance to amend cc. The [...] in the [...], the details of finish and a few inaccuracies in the perspective will secure the proper attention. I think you will be please with the point of view from which the perspective is drawn. It is a correct copy of a photograph of the old ruins. The design is to have the picture some larger then the drawing I send showing more of the grounds. The old picture showed the whole, but all was coarse and mean, for a state picture. Mr. Bufford the lithographer has some very fine examples of colored lithographing Among them the Amoskeag picture as we call it. I left one with Doct' Powers the last time I was up here I have written him -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- today to forward it to you that you may see how I had proposed to have our new picture done. Bufford has many other samples of work of the kind among them The N[...] Hotel and grounds The Briggs House of Chicago, The American House Boston, C[...]'s Piano Forte establishment cc. All are done in color and in the general style of the Amoskeag picture. He has been remarkably fortunate in printing in color and does more work for New York and Philadelphia than is done in either or both of them Mr. Walton is getting out a wood cut of the new building for a book he is soon to publish and will I presume circulate it pretty generaly. Of course we are not to depend upon anything in the shape of a good picture from him. Please examine the drawing I send and make such suggestions as you may think best. If we have our picture done it should of course be done well and some one must authorise it, or it will be never done or else "got up" by some one in a poor style like the old one and thereby prevent the publication of a better picture. The Amoskeag picture cost $300. Mr. Bufford will get us up one fully equal to it for $275, and will do the work in the best style he can He will then print them in the colors, furnish all his paper (thick and nice) for 62 cts apieice. The picture would be saleable at $2 each. Please attend to the matter soon, as he cannot get the thing out till Aug 1st if he begins now.

I am yours truly

Thomas W. Silloway
121 Court St.

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