Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to CHARLES ELIOT NORTON, dated February 9, 1870.
Dear Mr Norton
There are two DiAnconas--Cesare and Alessandro the latter of whom I don't know, the former I do, to my sad cost & my publisher's. Pray [...] Prof [Pauer?]--if he is a good man--may be delivered out of his hand The only Maggi I know is the printseller in Via Tornabuoni. I have inquired at his shop, but he knows nothing of the translation in question.
Perhaps information could be had at Rocca's
Via Carretani, and in any event, the Baron Kir Kup, as he is called in a late Italian journal, ought to be able to render a reason for the faith that is in him.
I have not heard any thing of Sir J P Lacaita this winter, [...] Mr Trollope of whom I inquired last evening
Hoar rejected 32 to 24. I really don't know what to make of this & I am still more perplexed at learning that Mr Edmunds--the husband of my niece--was an active opponent of the confirmation.
My kindest regard to the ladies as well as to yourself Very truly yoursGeo P MarshC E Norton Esq
P.S. Do you (N B. ) or your ladies wish tickets for the court ball of the 17'? If so, please leave names at the office this week.
G P M
References in this letter:
Alessandro d'Ancona (1835-1914) was an Italian critic, journalist, and scholar.
Seymour Kirkup (1788-1880), a British artist, was the leader of a literary circle in Florence.
Sir James P. Lacaita (1813-1895), educated as a lawyer at Naples, emigrated to England in 1852 but returned to become a member of the first Italian legislature 1861-65.
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), the English novelist.
George Frisbee Hoar (1826-1904) of Massachusetts was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1869-77.
George Franklin Edmunds (1828-1919) began his career practicing law in Burlington. He served in the Vermont State House of Representatives and in the State Senate. In 1866 he was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by Solomon Foot's death and served for four terms. He resigned in 1891. Edmunds was married to Susan Edmunds, the daughter of Marsh's sister and Wyllys Lyman, his Burlington friend.