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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 11, 1872.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 11, 1872.

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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 11, 1872., 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/sfbgpm721011 (accessed September 18, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 11, 1872.

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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Boston, Oct. 11, 1872.



My Dear Mr Marsh.

Your letter of the 12th of Sept. has been forwarded to me from Washington, & I hasten to answer it, fearing that it may become mislaid in the immense accumulation of letters awaiting my action.

We are just returning from our Summer's sojourn at Eastport, where, as you know, the Edmunds went with us for a time. We escaped entirely the tremendous hot weather of the Summer & think we have reason for felicitation.

I enjoyed the reading of the pamphlet of Costa on the fisheries of the Gulf of Naples, & I have already told you how much I was obliged to you for sending it.

I am now deeply in "Salmon eggs," having been engaged in securing a supply for stocking the American rivers. We got half a million from the Rhine & about as many from the Penobscot; & have the promise of an additional batch from the Sacramento.

We received one package of unmounted -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- photographs by mail, forwarded from Washington, & suspected they were from yourself though not certain of it. None of these, however were on card board, but came on the original thin paper rolled up. They were extremely acceptable & pleased Lucy very greatly.

It is possible that the mounted Specimens are I Washington, being considered too bulky for transportation.

I am not aware that any one in U. S., has paid any particular attention to the question of the preferential use of the right hand; but having myself made repeated inquiries in consequence of your former letter, I am informed that the right hand is used among our Indians almost as exclusively as it is among European races.

If Mrs Baird & Lucy were here they would send much love to yourself & Mrs Marsh. They are with me in Boston, but have gone off to spend the day with Mrs Dall.

Very truly & Sincerely Yours,

Spencer F. Baird note:Hon. Geo. P. Marsh.U.S Minister,Rome,Italy.

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