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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 29, 1881.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 29, 1881.

Author

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Extent: 1 letter

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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 29, 1881., 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/sfbgpm810329 (accessed October 01, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 29, 1881.

Transcribed by : Ellen Thomson

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

Publication Information

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C., March 29, 1881



Dear Mr Marsh.

Dr S. Wier Mitchell, one of our most eminent physicians, & a special friend, is extremely interested in the biography of Sanctorius.# He has ordered every thing that he could find, in regard to him or his works. One book, however, has, so far entirely escaped his search; & I promised I would write & ask you if you could [do] any thing to secure it; or, if he cannot have it otherwise, he would like to borrow it, with every condition to bind him for its safe return.

Nothing especially new with us, although the National Museum is growing enormously in its various departments. The Smithsonian is all right. The Fish Commission is becoming a great power, the appropriations for it last year by Congress, amounting to nearly a quarter of a million of dollars. Part of this, however, or $103.000 was for a large ocean steamer for industrial & scientific research in the deep sea.

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Yours very truly.

Spencer F Baird
Hon. George P. Marsh.
U.S. Minister.
Rome,
Italy.
note:#"Life of Sanctorius, or Santorini, by Casseli & published in Venice, in 1750.."

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