Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1801-03-15
Death 1882-07-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

First United States minister to the kingdom of Italy (1861-1882).

From the description of Correspondence : with Henry Charles Lea, 1870-1875. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63556273

American philologist, diplomat & physician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Robert Wheeler, 1844 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607841

George Perkins Marsh was born in Woodstock, Vermont, educated at Dartmouth, and taught Greek and Latin in a local academy, then studied and practiced law. He was elected to the Vermont legislature, then to Congress in 1843, where he actively supported the Library of Congress and the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution. He was appointed Minister to Italy, 1861-1862. He was an active lecturer, and his book, Man and nature (1864), earns him credit today as the first environmentalist.

From the description of G.P. Marsh letter to Mrs. Gould, 1868 Aug. 3. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61356027

U.S. representative of Vermont, diplomat, lecturer, and author.

From the description of Letter of George Perkins Marsh, 1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454197

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Subjects:

  • District of columbia
  • Applications for positions
  • Physical geography
  • Ethnology Archaeology Anthropology
  • American Assoc. For The Advancement Of Science (+ Aagn Etc.)
  • Smithsonian Exchange
  • Electric Motors, Generators, Dynamos
  • Civil war
  • Light House Board
  • Royal Institution
  • National Institute
  • Statesmen--Correspondence
  • Natural history
  • Patent Office
  • Conservationists--Correspondence
  • Legislators
  • Recommendations For Positions
  • Economics
  • Dudley Observatory
  • Smithsonian Endowment
  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Photography
  • Princeton (College Of New Jersey)
  • Blacks
  • Congress
  • Surveys And Explorations, General
  • Scandinavian languages
  • Smithsonian Library
  • Smithsonian Art Gallery
  • Smithsonian Building
  • Electricity
  • Mathematics
  • Science In America
  • Naval Observatory
  • Lectures, Popular
  • Scientific publications
  • Navies
  • Astronomy
  • Treasury Department
  • National Museum
  • Smithsonian Board Of Regents
  • Fine Arts
  • Columbia
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Women sculptors
  • Electrical Discharge
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Americans On Europe
  • President Of United States
  • American Journal Of Science (Silliman's)
  • Henry, Joseph, Personality, Etc
  • Exchanges Of Publications
  • Smithsonian Weather Service
  • Artists, American

Occupations:

  • Diplomats
  • Authors
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Vermont
  • Lecturers

Places:

  • Vermont (as recorded)
  • Turkey (as recorded)
  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Turkey (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)