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Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. Papers, 1838-1920: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
The Patty Trustman Gelfman Collection on the History of Radcliffe College


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-3
Repository: Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, 1822-1907
Title: Papers, 1838-1907, 1918-1920
Quantity: 3 boxes, 1 supersize folder
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, etc., of Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, educator and researcher.

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: 51-79
Gift of the estate of Lucy Paton. Received: November, 1951.


Letters, diaries, 1877-1906, and other personal papers of Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, wife of Louis Agassiz, President of Radcliffe College, including family letters of other Cary relatives. These papers were used by Miss Lucy Paton, official biographer of Mrs. Agassiz, and include additional material acquired about Mrs. Agassiz and relatives, reviews of the biography, and letters of commendation.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Papers, 1884-1959 (SC 4) and and Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Papers, 1879-1978 (SC 99).


Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
Anderson School of Natural History
Education of women
Fields, Annie
Jewett, Sarah Orne
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Perkins Institute for the Blind
Radcliffe College
Ravenel Harriot H
Paton, Lucy
Sand, George
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Voyages and Travels
Cary family