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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 11, 1859.

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Title: Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 11, 1859.

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  • Mead, Larkin Goldsmith

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 11, 1859., 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/lgmgpm591111 (accessed November 25, 2014)

Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 11, 1859.

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Brattleboro Nov 11..1859.



Hon Geo. P. Marsh

Dear Sir

I have been looking over a Reference Book and have found a Recipe which I think is what you require for coating your plaster figures

Amalgam for Varnishing Plastic Figures

Melt two ounces of tin, with one half ounce of Bismuth, and add one half ounce of quicksilver.- When cold, grind it with the white of an egg and apply it to figure.-

You will have noticed that the Legislature have appropriated $2000.- for a Statue of Allen. I believe it is left in the power of the Governor to decide upon its location when completed.- I suppose it will be a question to be discussed (its location) when it is completed.- A Mr Hager (I believe) -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- who once delivered an address before the Vermont Historical Society upon the Marbles of Vermont-told me that a statue made of Soaps Stone (or Steatite) would stand the frost and out door exposure better than marble.- I have taken my model into my room again and shall make some corrections before attempting to cut it in marble.-

With my regards to Mrs Marsh

I remain Very respectfully Yours

Larkin G. Mead Jr. note:Hon Geo P. Marsh note:Burlington

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