page top

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 22, 1864.

Add to bookbag Add to Bookbag | Bookbag (0)

Item Description

Title: Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 22, 1864.

Author

  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

Source Document

Extent: 1 letter

Genre(s): letter

Note [Digital Version]

, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

Parent Collections

Other Formats

Access Conditions

For usage rights related to this resource please visit: http://cdi.uvm.edu/rights/
More information.

Permanent Link:

http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/hpgpm641222

Preferred citation

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 22, 1864., 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/hpgpm641222 (accessed July 25, 2014)

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 22, 1864.

Transcribed by : Ralph H. Orth

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

Publication Information

Florence Dec 22d 1864--
few stangers here at present or
likely to be--I think till Spring



My Dear Marsh

Yours of 21st inst. takes me by surprize! -- I have heard nothing of the direful diseases you mention--and have just asked our two servants, (women) if they have -- They say no--except a case or two of fever on the other side of the town -- I was at a small party last evening--at Dr Wilsons--where I heard not one word about unusula [unusual] sickness in Florence--and we have some american friends living in a palace--where the inundation was deepest--the water rose 8 feet in the house--nearly half way up the first stairs! -- They live there still--and are well -- This is in Fondoccio [?] St Niccolo -- The inundation was only partial--and not at all like the one about 20 years ago --

I will enquire tomorrow about this matter--and if I find any reason to alter this, I will add a postscript -- With affectionate regards to you and your[s] --

H. Powers -- (over

-------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I have enquired further and find no reason to alter what I have said, unless to say, that Florence is rather more healthy than usual at this season of the year --

Add a comment:

*

* Optional

User Comments