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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 28, 1876.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 28, 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 December 28, 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/sfbgpm761228 (accessed December 19, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 28, 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 Department,
national Museum: Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, Dec 28, 1876



Dear Mr. Marsh:

I find in re-arranging my papers a package of wood cuts that I obtained for you nearly two years ago & which I supposed had gone forward long since. They are intended to illustrate the possibility of engraving complicated pictures on wood from photographs printed upon the surface from negatives. The photographs in question were taken by Maj. Powell on his expedition and the stereoscopic negatives were printed direct on the blocks.

I now send them after the long delay knowing your interest in everything connected with this branch of art.

We got back from the -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- Centennial about two weeks ago, after a residence there of several (7) months. My particular object in staying so long was to secure as much as possible of the exhibits of foreign commissioners. I was fortunate in that, as I obtained nearly everything of an animal, mineral & vegetable character belonging to the various governments & have an accumulation in the Government Building at Philadelphia that is appalling to look upon. What we shall ever do with it all I do not know as I estimate the entire amount at about 30 or 40 carloads.

We are trying to get Congress to give us a building of about 300 feet square to accommodate the collection. Whether successfully or not is yet to be ascertained.

With love from everybody, Believe me

Sincerely yours

Spencer F Baird
Hon. Geo. P. Marsh.
U.S. Minister.
Rome.

[The following written vertically in left margin of the page.]
Italy was one of the few countries from which we got nothing.

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