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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 22, 1882.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 22, 1882.

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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 22, 1882., 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/sfbgpm820322 (accessed September 02, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated March 22, 1882.

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Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C., Mar 22 1882



Dear Mr. Marsh

Your letter of the 5th March is just at hand. Thanks for the promise of information in regard to the beads. I mail you herewith all I have in hand in regard to the discoveries in the Gulf Stream. I have now under contract a superb sea-going steamer to cost $175,000 to be constructed expressly for practical researches into the fisheries of the coast & general -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- investigations of the physics & natural history of the ocean. I will buy & send you a copy of the specifications. It will have a most complete equipment in the way of sounding-lines, electric light for attracting fish at night, hoisting-engines, etc. We will have twice as much laboratory-room as the Challenger, & the vessel will be superior to her in every possible way. The specifications are only for the vessel itself, & do not include the thousand & one accessories.

We are getting along very -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- well here, though, as you may imagine, I am kept pretty busy. 30 years ago you thought I had my time well taken up, but a day's work then scarcely represents that of an hour at the present time. I hope some day to have the pleasure of showing you all we are doing in many directions.

With love to Mrs. Marsh, believe me,

Sincerely & truly yours,

Spencer Baird

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