Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated April 2, 1878.
I have today a circular about the election of members of the H.R. I thought my time had run out, but if I am still [...] & it is not too late, please send in [this?] [...]. I send to you instead of the Sec., because I greatly doubt whether I can send [...]
Yours trulyG P Marsh
Prof S. F. Baird
I sent [today?], in a case to State Dept. a No or [Nos?] of = Municipal Report [for?] Lucy. The following N. being only an , without plates or other stealable matter, I have entrusted to the mail.
I also sent in the box & 4to vol. of reports on the excavations containing some articles of Interest for Lucy. -- As to exchanges, there is this difficult[y]. The present M.F.A was opposed to the whole system, & it was he not Sec General, who procured its rejection. There has been a constant expectation that my office would be executed & I have not urged it on that account, but I am tired of waiting [...]
References in this letter:
Archaeological Bulletin of the Muncipality of Rome Rome. Commissione Archeologica. Bulletino: 1872-1920.
Minister of Foreign Affairs