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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1848.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1848.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1848., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb480711 (accessed April 20, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1848.

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Washington July 11 '48


Carlisle

Dear Baird

I held a discourse with Mr Hamilton certain days since, and said to him what seemed to me good touching you & your relations to your college. Mr H. was favorably disposed, seems to appreciate the value of your services, & will, unless I misunderstand him, advocate the raising of your salary -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- to an equality with that of the other professors. I have not heard a word from Burlington touching college matters since my correspondence with Mr Wheeler, & do not know whether any steps have been taken towards filling the vacant professorship, or not. I presume no appointment has been made, & because I do not learn, that any meeting of the Board has been called, but it is possible that encouragement of an appointment has been offered to some one. I shall write to Mr Wheeler by this mail & will let you know -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- the results. Our commencement is on the first Wednesday in August.

The Smithsonian will come out right some time or other, but [...] its present management little is to be hoped. The National Institute here is making a movement towards re-organisation, but, nothing will come of it. I have heard that the Geolog. Assoc. proposed some plan of centralisation.

I'm glad you've got all that arsenic & hope you'll poison & pickle a good many reptiles with it, that there may be the fewer to plague honest people. -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- Also I wish you [...] the roaches and Wanzen in Washington. They're a sore plague to housekeepers. I think you can afford to come by way of Washington well enough. I'll give you a Patent report & a dinner towards your expenses & perhaps a specimen, if I can find a good one.

My poor wife is confined to her bed, & I feel some concern about her. She joins me, as does Miss Crane, in love to all, not forgetting "the baby" --

Yours truly

Geo P Marsh

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