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MS Am 1419

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873. Louis Agassiz correspondence and other papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1419
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
Title: Louis Agassiz correspondence and other papers,
Date(s): 1821-1877.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence and legal papers of American professor of natural history Louis Agassiz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-366. Gift of George Agassiz and Maximilian Agassiz, 14 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1942 Oct. Presented to the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and transferred to the Houghton Library.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Use Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Louis Agassiz Correspondence and Other Papers (MS Am 1419). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Agassiz was a zoologist and geologist who served as a professor at Harvard University' Lawrence Scientific School (1847-73) and founded Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.


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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, together with papers concerning a legal dispute (Agassiz v. Desor) and a few other papers.

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