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Letter to Professor A. Ramsay

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P653


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, discusses trading the Museum's scientific journals in exchange for The Scientific Roll, of which Ramsay was editor.


  • Creation: July 28, 1882


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1 folder (1 leaf)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P653

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 85, formerly part of temporary collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."

Guide to the Alexander Agassiz Collection
Letter to Professor A. Ramsay.
Finding aid prepared by mt, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mt, 2008.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Letter to Professor A. Ramsay, MS P653, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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