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

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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

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creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Robert Wheeler, 1844 Dec. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brown University, J.C. Brown Library. John Russell Bartlett Papers.
referencedIn Autograph File, M Houghton Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Document attesting to Isabella Graham's study and work in sculpture : manuscript, 1875 June 16. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Papers, 1835-1870. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1868-1869. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Additional papers, 1825-1893 Houghton Library
referencedIn Slade, William, 1786-1859. Letters of William Slade, 1845-1848. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Letter, [n.d., Cambridge?], to George B. [P.?] Marsh, Hanover, Mass. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Document attesting to Isabella Graham's study and work in sculpture : manuscript, 1875 June 16. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Crane family papers, 1819-1944, bulk (1860-1900). New York State Historical Documents Inventory
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. G.P. Marsh letter to Mrs. Gould, 1868 Aug. 3. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn North American Review, papers, ca.1842-1868. Houghton Library
referencedIn Story family papers, 1843-1907. Houghton Library
referencedIn Marsh, Charles, 1821-1873. Marsh Family of Woodstock, Vt., genealogical papers, 1849-1869. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library
referencedIn Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885. Papers, 1795-1884 and undated Houghton Library
referencedIn Bailey, Benjamin F., 1796-1832. Papers, 1815-1830. [microform]. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Papers, 1825-1856. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn E.G. Squier papers, 1809-1888 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn , 1819-1869. Houghton Library
referencedIn Crane family papers, 1819-1944, 1860-1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869. William Pitt Fessenden correspondence, 1839-1888 (bulk 1858-1869). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Blake, Theophilus, 1799-1864. Franklin County, Vermont collection, 1797-1861. Vermont Historical Society
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Letter to Warren Stoddard. : Florence, Italy. 1870 Apr. 3. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Chittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900. Letter : Burlington, [Vt.], to Joseph H. Barrett, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860 Oct 30. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882,. Autograph letters signed from George P. Marsh, Burlington, to Richard Grant White, 1860. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Mr. Charles Lanman : ALS, 1846 February 16. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879. Papers, ca. 1820s-1879. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive), 1820-1888 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Putnam, Daniel. Letter, 1844 Jan. 22. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Autograph letters signed (3) : Rome, to Hiram Powers, 1871 Apr. 11 and 15, and 1872 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Papers, 1645-1925 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hiram Powers papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Correspondence : with Henry Charles Lea, 1870-1875. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Blake, Theophilus, 1799-1864. Franklin County, Vermont collection, 1797-1861. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962. [Woodblock specimens [realia] Cut by Thomas Nast, Thomas Bewick and others]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPHS of American statesmen, authors, etc.; 1760-1855, viz. :-Israel Mauduit; 5 Apr. 1760, f. 1. John [Quincy] Adams [afterwards President]; Quincy, near Boston, 12 May, 1793; with seal, f. 2. Joseph Lathrop [Congegational Minister]; West Spring..., 1760-1855 British Library
referencedIn Fuller, B. A. G., 1879-1956. Autograph collection, 1620-1920 Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of Cornelius Conway Felton, 1841-1877. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885. Papers, 1795-1884 and undated Houghton Library
referencedIn Isaac and I. Minis Hays papers, Circa 1820-1925 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Papers, 1812-1929. University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882,. Autograph letter signed from George P. Marsh, Burlington, to Richard Grant White [manuscript], 1861 April 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Spencer F. Baird Papers (Mc 2000.11).
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Autograph letter signed : Burlington, to Henry Wheaton, 1847 July 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Letter of George Perkins Marsh, 1851. Library of Congress
referencedIn Marsh, Caroline Crane, 1816-1901. Letters, 1849-1851, to Susan Marsh. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Hiram Powers papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers Houghton Library
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Birth 1801-03-15

Death 1882-07-23





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