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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY, dated June 9, 1857.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY, dated June 9, 1857.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Silloway, Thomas William, 1828-1910

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY, dated June 9, 1857., 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/gpmtws570609 (accessed September 14, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY, dated June 9, 1857.

Transcribed by : Ellen M. Thomson and Ralph H. Orth

TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski andEllen Thomson


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Letter to T. W Silloway

June 9 57

1. Same objection as before to decoration of tympanum

2. windows in portico (in drawing unequal in size, irregular in position, ought not to have shelf & console.

3. dome would be better if more elliptical drum too heavy --

4 Suggestion whether chimneys could not be hidden by placing in rear wall

5. termination of roof at ends of wings bad. elevation over raking cornice bad effect. suggest continuing crown [......] along eaves & either allowing this to rise above roof or making roof and pediment flatter -- General defect wings too light, dome too heavy. drawing shows too heavy shadow of portico on wing --- Complaint of dampness of rooms in rear --- suggestions how to cure it --- -- P.S. suggesting reducing height of dome by about 1/4 bringing base of cupola down between panel & window

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