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Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910

 Person

Found in 1 record:

Letter to Professor A. Ramsay

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P653
Overview Swiss-born Alexander Agassiz (1835-1910) immigrated to the United States, where he attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts to study engineering, chemistry, and marine ichthyology. Agassiz developed an interest in mining, and later donated $500,000 of his mining fortune to Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology in the early 1870s.The letter in this collection, sent to Alexander Ramsay (1822-1909) and written on Museum of Comparative Zoology of Harvard College letterhead,...
Dates: July 28, 1882