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Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. Papers of Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, 1884-1959: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 4
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, 1822-1907
Title: Papers of Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, 1884-1959
Date(s): 1884-1959
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 folio+ folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, memorials, etc., of Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, first president of Radcliffe College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R78-41
This collection was removed from the Radcliffe College Archives vertical file in October 1978.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 1995
By: Jane S. Knowles and Barbara N. Kravitz '52

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Papers, 1884-1959; item description, dates. SC 4, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Papers, 1838-1920 (A-3) and Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz Papers, 1879-1978 (SC 99).

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, educator, was born into an upper class Boston family. She married the Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1850. She reared his three children and traveled extensively with him. From 1855-1859, she ran the Agassiz school for girls, and in 1879, having been widowed in 1873, she became one of the seven Lady Managers of the Society for the Private Collegiate Instruction for Women (Harvard Annex).Elizabeth Cary Agassiz became the first President of the Society in 1882, and of Radcliffe College on its incorporation in 1894. Elizabeth Cary Agassiz resigned in 1900, and served as Honorary President until 1903. By her tact and her fund-raising abilities, she nurtured the college and insured its continuity.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers contain correspondence, speeches by Elizabeth Cary Agassiz during her presidency, and memorials and biographical notices.

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Additional Index Terms

Educators
Women--Education
Agassiz House (Cambridge, Mass.)
Bertram Hall (Cambridge, Mass.)
Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934
Felton, Mary Louisa Cary
Gray, Isa E.
Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919
Irwin, Agnes
Jordan, W. K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902-1980
Radcliffe College--Addresses--Commencement, etc.
Radcliffe College--History
Radcliffe College. Office of the President
Radcliffe College--Presidents
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.

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