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George Perkins Marsh. Marble portrait bust,
Franklin Simmons. c. 1879
Robert Hull Fleming Museum.

 
Franklin Simmons, George Perkins Marsh, 1879, Fleming Collection  
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Class of 1820, Marsh was a man of many talents: lawyer, congressman, diplomat and conservationist, whose book Man and Nature, 1860 is one of the seminal manifestos of the Conservation Movement. Hailing from Woodstock, Vermont, his extensive library of 12,000 volumes was purchased by friend and fellow townsman, Frederick Billings, for the University.

 
Hiram Powers, Caroline
Crane Marsh
, 1862-65 Fleming Collection
 
A portrait bust of Marsh's wife, Caroline Crane Marsh, by Hiram Powers, 1862-65, is also in the Museum collection, as is a marble statue by Franklin Simmons of Penelope originally purchased for the Wells estate in Burlington.