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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 10, 1851.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 10, 1851.

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 10, 1851., 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/sfbgpm510310 (accessed July 22, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 10, 1851.

Transcribed by : John Thomas, Ralph H. Orth and Ellen Thomson

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Smithsonian Institution
Washington March 10' 1851



My dear Mr. Marsh,

I enclose receipt of keg containing 15 gallons of alcohol, "Preserving fluid," shipped to Smyrna on March 1st by Yasigi and Goddard: I trust that it will reach you safely and be turned to good account.

The Board of Regents held its last meeting about the end of February. They did not do much beyond voting 25.000 dollars for the active operations of the Institution. Prof. Henry asked them to build houses for us, and to raise salaries of Mr. Jewett, and myself, but they declined. They are as impracticable as Congress, which I regret to see, has refused to raise your salary. I hope they will do this at the next session.

I do not know of anything new since my last. Spring is setting in, and the weather will soon begin to grow warm. The folks here are all well, excepting Mary, who has a severe cold. I see Mrs. Wislizenus and the Doctor every now and then, the latter comes to the Institution semi- occasionally, that means not often enough. He is a valuable acquaintance, and one whom I esteem highly.

Since this letter was commenced, I have seen Mr. Brown who returns shortly to Turkey, and who has kindly offered to take anything to you. He promises too, to assist in getting specimens for us. Do try and raise me skulls of camel c. With the other fry I begged for. We send by him, some miscellanea for you,

Yours very sincerely and in haste

S F Baird
Hon. Geo. P. Marsh
Constantinople.

I had almost forgotten to send love to Mrs. M.

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