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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1880.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1880.

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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, 1880., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C., RU7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb800711 (accessed April 18, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated July 11, 1880.

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Rome July 11 1880


Prof S [F.] Baird

Dear [...]

Your best course is to procure immediately instructions to me from the State Department to propose the exchanges you wish, & it is important that the Italian government be aware that the S.I. is not a private association, whose collections may some day be dispersed, but that is virtually a government Institution, and is both protected & directed by the U.S. gov. of which it is the sole scientific agent, representative & depository. I shall at once bring the subject before the M.F.A. & hope something may be done to promote your object but it is important that the It. gov. understand that it is dealing with our govt. -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I have not seen the official reports from Berlin, but know that you get immense credit. I suppose the burglars won't steal the glass part of your vase, but I should not like to [...] the silver, if as I understand you, it is a compound object.

Yours very truly

Geo P Marsh

P.S. I have received the Story papers & will send them to S. who is in Switzerland & it seems, will not come back till autumn I am afraid he will not think $15000 enough

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