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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 14, 1865.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 14, 1865.

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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 October 14, 1865., 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/sfbgm651014 (accessed April 16, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 14, 1865.

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.

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Washington October 14 1865



My Dear Mr Marsh

Your letter of Aug. 2. with its enclosure of corrections was duly received, with many thanks for the trouble you have taken to aid our "Catalogue"

We returned home last Monday after an absence since the middle of July, mostly spent at Eastport, Me. and vicinity. Mary seems unusually well now, better than for several years and I trust will continue so. -- Lucy is however very delicate and does not improve at all.

Repairs of the burnt portion of the Smithsonian building are progressing and by winter the towers will be finished and ready for occupancy. When we can do any thing with the main building, is hard to tell.

Mrs. Gilliss has returned to town and is I hear in her own home again. I have not had time yet to see her. James was married a few days ago to Miss Annie Stelwagen.

Prof Bache is, I fear slowly getting worse, mind and body. I presume there is not the least hope -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- of his recovery. He has been in the vicinity of New York since his return. Considerable interest is felt as to his successor.

Our Natural History operations are progressing quite after the old rate, and I have my hands full with the operations of the Russian Telegraph Co. which has a large corps of collectors headed by Kennicott. Minor operations are going on in Yucatan, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Western Mexico etc.

I sent you last summer the first 320 pp. of my new work on the birds of North and Middle America, (to Isthmus Panama, and including West Indies). The bird-critics are pleased to speak in very favorable terms of it.

With much love from M. & L. to Mrs. M. and yourself I am

Affectionately yours

Spencer F Baird note:Hon. Geo P MarshFlorence

Lucy is greatly obliged by your contributions to her autograph book--the Mrs. Somerville pleased her very much

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