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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 17, 1876.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 17, 1876.

Author

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 17, 1876., 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/sfbgpm760217 (accessed November 22, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 17, 1876.

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.

Publication Information

International Exhibition, 1876
Board on Behalf of U. S. Executive Departments
National Museum: Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, February 17, 1876.



Dear Mr Marsh.

I do not think anything can be done in regard to a subscription to Dr Dohrn's laboratory. The distance is too great for most Americans to compass; & my own establishment at Woods Hole offers equally good facilities for research in marine zoology. I have all the conveniences referred to by Dohrn in a constant stream of salt water running on top, & aquaria of various sizes, while all the material is procurable at very little or no expense. The researches prosecuted within the last few years under my direction, will compare favorably with any thing done at Naples; & I trust that the erection of the permanent establishment will so stimulate inquiries as to multiply investigations there. There is no possible Department or Bureau of the Government that can in any way connect itself with the Naples aquarium. If, however, Dr Dohrn will say what his charge is for a table, I will publish it in Harper's Weekly, & possibly some individual may conclude to become a subscriber. -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- This, however I do not consider very probable.

Sincerely Yours,

S. F. Baird
Hon. Geo. P. Marsh.
U.S. Minister,
Rome,
Italy.

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