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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 27, 1877.

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Title: Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 27, 1877.

Author

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 27, 1877., 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/sfbgpm770827 (accessed August 21, 2014)

Letter from SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 27, 1877.

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.

Publication Information

International Exhibition, 1876.
Board on Behalf of U.S. Executive Departments,
National Museum: Smithsonian Institution,
Halifax Nova Scotia. Aug. 27, 1877



Dear Mr Marsh.

I have just had from Washington, your letter, official & confidential, of the 1st of August, addressed to Prof. Henry. It is certainly a matter of not the least earthly consequence to us, that the Italian government does not choose to receive the privileges offered, of an exchange of publications, with so great an advantage on their part. They will certainly miss it; but that is their look out. Of course the few casual publications sent by her representative, will answer a certain purpose; but he does not get one half, or one-fourth of the important scientific publications of our government, especially those published by & for the Departments, not as Congressional orders.

I have been here a little over a week, in attendance upon the Joint Fishery Convention in session, to determine the value to the United States of the privileges of free fishing on the Dominion Shores, having Mary & Lucy with me, & enjoying the occasion very much. We are receiving -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- a great deal of attention in the way of calls, invitations to dinner, etc., & I have with me the U.S. Steamer Speedwell, in the service of the Fish Commission, with which we hope to make some interesting scientific discoveries.

Sincerely Yours,

S. F. Baird
Hon. George P. Marsh
U.S. Minister,
Rome,
Italy.

Last Municipal Bulletin received. Much obliged for Lucy

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