Letter to Professor A. Ramsay
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
- Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910 (Person)
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Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.
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.
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Letter to Professor A. Ramsay, MS P653, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas