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Marsh

Marsh, George Perkins (1801-82), American philologist, author of The Origin and History of the English Language (1862) and some miscellaneous works, including The Camel: His Organisation, Habits, and Uses (1856). He was born at Woodstock, Vermont, and graduated in 1820 at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Having already been a member of the Executive Council of Vermont, he sat in Congress from 1842 to 1849, when he was appointed United States minister at Constantinople. In 1852 he went on a special mission to Greece, and was appointed ambassador to Italy in 1861. He died at Vallombrosa.