Papers, 1833-1873.

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873. Papers, 1833-1873.

Papers, 1833-1873.

This is a miscellaneous collection of letters written by Agassiz and concerning a wide range of topics: natural history and naturalists, geology, mineralogy, fossils, publications, expeditions, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard.

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LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901

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Joseph LeConte, born in 1823, graduated from the University of Georgia in 1841. He enrolled in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1844 and received an M.D. in 1845. He married Elizabeth Caroline Nisbet in 1847 and established a medical practice in Macon. Because his first love was geology, however, he enrolled in the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College in 1850 to study with the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz. Upon completing his studies in 1851 he returned to Georgia and became...

McLane, Allan, 1823-

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Milne-Edwards, H. (Henri), 1800-1885

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Epithet: French zoologist and naturalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x0003d6 Belgian physician, naturalist and zoologist. From the description of Note, postmarked 1841, Aug. 4 : Versailles. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35163030 Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-vol...

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883

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American entomologist John L. LeConte was the son of distinguished entomologist John LeConte. Born in New York and educated as a physician, LeConte's inheritance meant he never had to practice medicine; instead, he continued his father's work in entomology, publishing his first paper at the age of nineteen. He travelled across the United States and later the world collecting and describing insects, especially beetles. Many of his papers were translated and republished in Europe, and the collecti...

Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

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Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

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Vice-President under U.S. Grant. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Senate Chamber, to Kennedy Furlong, 1856 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588300 Vice-President of the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1855 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586817 Henry Wilson served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1855-1872), and as vice president (1872-1875) under...

Harvard University., Museum of Comparative Zoology

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The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard Univ., was founded in 1859 by Louis Agassiz as a public, research and teaching museum. For further information see Edward Lurie's The Founding of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ, 1959). Directors include: Louis Agassiz; Alexander Agassiz; Samuel Henshaw; Thomas Barbour; Alfred S. Romer; Ernst Mayr. From the description of Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 769...

Gray, John Edward, 1800-1875

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John Edward Gray was an English naturalist and was the Keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum of Natural History for many years. From the description of Papers, 1783-1884. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523596 John Edward Gray (1800-1875) was an English naturalist and the Keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum of Natural History from 1840 until 1874. He endeavored to make the British Museum’...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

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Buckland, William, 1784-1856

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Lesquereux, Léo, 1806-1889

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Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-volume work Poissons fossils, a study of more than 1,700 ancient fish. Equally important was his Ètudes sur les glaciers (1840). In 1845 Agassiz moved to the United States on a two-year study grant from King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia to compare the flora and fauna of the United States and Europe. While in the United States he was invited to deliver a c...

Layard, Austen Henry, 1817-1894

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Emery, Charles Edward, 1838-1898.

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Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-volume work Poissons fossils, a study of more than 1,700 ancient fish. Equally important was his Ètudes sur les glaciers (1840). In 1845 Agassiz moved to the United States on a two-year study grant from King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia to compare the flora and fauna of the United States and Europe. While in the United States he was invited to deliver a c...

Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897

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Davis, Charles Henry, 1807-1877

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American naval officer. From the description of Autograph telegram signed : "Bureau of Navigation," Washington, to A.D. Frye in New York, 1864 Jun. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535940 American Naval Officer. From the description of Telegram signed : "Bureau of Navigation", to George W. Blunt, 1863 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539134 Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges C...

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Hartt, Charles Frederick, 1840-1878

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First professor of Geology at Cornell University. From the description of Charles Frederick Hartt papers, 1863-1874. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937372 Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-volume work Poissons fossils, a study of more than 1,700 ancient fish. Equally important was his Ètudes sur les glaciers (1840). In 1845 Agassiz moved to the Unite...

Parsons, Thomas William, 1819-1892

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Parsons was an American poet and translator of Dante's works. From the description of Papers, 1836-1942. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505741 American poet and translator of Dante. From the description of Papers of Thomas William Parsons [manuscript] 1854-1873. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647934406 Thomas William Parsons was born and lived his life in Boston, with the exception of time spent on extended journeys to Italy ...