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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 4, 1858.

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Title: Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 4, 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 January 4, 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/lgmgpm580104 (accessed December 26, 2014)

Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 4, 1858.

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Brattleboro January 4, 1858



Hon. Geo. P. Marsh,

Dear Sir,

Since I saw you at Montpelier, I have given the subject of the statue a careful examination and I think that, it looks quite gloomy. Mr. P. seems to think that the least expense the better. I suppose the proper way for me to do will be to say that I will make the statue for the sum appropriated, (Gilded) and in the most durable manner
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I have inquired in relation to the cost of gilding and find it will be a considerable expense. I should like to do the statue but think if I took it upon myself for an insufficient sum it would trouble and discourage me more than to have given it up to the ship carvers, and a cheap unstudied work would check rather than advance my reputation as a beginner These little sketches will perhaps show which would have the best effect, an elaborate grouping, or a simple figure. If you think it for my interest to take any further steps in the matter I -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- wish you would inform me what you think will be the most proper design, for I should prize your opinion more than any ones else from your thorough experience in all pertaining to Art. I hope you will favor me by writing your judgment and much oblige

Your Obt Servt

Larkin G. Mead, Jr. note:Hon. George P. Marsh note:Burlington

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