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Letter from DANIEL KELLOGG to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 16, 1857.

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Title: Letter from DANIEL KELLOGG to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 16, 1857.

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  • Kellogg, Daniel

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from DANIEL KELLOGG to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 16, 1857., 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/dkgpm571216 (accessed August 01, 2014)

Letter from DANIEL KELLOGG to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 16, 1857.

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
16. Decr. 1857



Dear Sir,

I learn by the public papers that citizens of Burlington are raising funds to procure a statue of the late Ethan Allen to be placed upon a monument which is now being erected to his memory. Allow me to ask whether any artist has been employed to execute the work, and if not, whether it is open to competition I am led to make these enquiries from the fact that we have a very promising young artist in this town, a vermonter, whom we think a man of genius and is destined to make his mark in the world. The young man, Larkin Mead, has been employed the last year upon a piece of Statuary for Mr. Longworth of Cincinati The work is now completed and Mr. Longworth proposes to have it set up in the capitol at Washington the present winter The statue is of Vermont marble, has been examined by some very competent critics, and is much admired by them I can only speak of the work from the opinions of those who have examined it, and who are deemed competent judges If Mr. Mead should be thought by your people to be a suitable man, competent to the task, he would like to be an applicant for the job.

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I can cheerfully recommend Mr. Mead as a young man of good mind and most excellent character, modest and unassuming in his deportment, and most thoroughly devoted to his profession.

Very respectfully your

friend & obt. svt.

Daniel Kellogg note:Hon. Geo. P. Marsh note:Burlington.

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