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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 48 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 26 0 Browse Search
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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 1: (search)
enfeld, this morning, I passed two or three hours in the Imperial Library, with Wolf, in looking over . . . . the old Spanish books. He is a great amateur in this department, and I found much to interest and occupy me, though almost nothing of value that was quite new. The most curious parts were out of the collection of an old archbishop of the Valencia family, of the house of Cordova. When I had finished this, . . . . I went to see Prince Metternich. I brought a letter to him from Baron Humboldt; but when I arrived he was in Hungary, from whence he returned yesterday. This morning I received a note from him, saying he would be glad to see me at the Chancery between two and three o'clock. I went, and found it an enormous building, or rather pile of buildings, containing not only offices, but dwellings for a large number of the officers in his department, among the rest the offices of Jarcke and Von Hammer. Over the portal is a Latin inscription, calling it—I know not why—a Pr