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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to MARY CHURCHILL BAIRD, dated March 1, 1847.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to MARY CHURCHILL BAIRD, dated March 1, 1847.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Baird, Mary Churchill

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to MARY CHURCHILL BAIRD, dated March 1, 1847., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., RU 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmmcb470301 (accessed September 23, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to MARY CHURCHILL BAIRD, dated March 1, 1847.

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Washington Mch 1 1847


Carlisle

My dear Mary

On receiving yur husband's letter with the recommendations, I put them into the hands of Mr Pierce of the Senate, one of the Regents, and desired him to give them the proper direction. I have conferred with several other members of the board, & particularly with Mr Hilliard of Alabama, who saw Mr Baird's collection last summer & was much interesed in both it and him. I have also written to Mr Jewett, assistant secretary, who will have much influence, & when I see Mr Choate as I hope to do soon, I think I can prepare him without difficulty to sustain your husband.

Prof. Henry is very favourably disposed, & I think every thing -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- looks well. I do not think the appointment will be made at present, which I do not regret, because I hope I shall be in a position to exert more influence next winter than now --

Mrs Marsh & Lucy are pretty well, though a little fagged with a hard winter's service. We shall remain here until the middle of March & perhaps till the 1st of April.

I will give Mr Henry the letter & certificate I received this morning and am with the sincerest respects to your husband & other friend as well as to yourself

Your old friend

Geo P Marsh

P.S. I have several Danish & Swedish works on Nat. Hist. Among others Nilsson's Fauna [Sveciea?] 19 [...] with many coloured lithographies & description of birds c Would -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- Mr B like to consult it

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