love of research, crystallize into the concentrated purpose of the man who could remain for months shut up in his study, leaving his microscope only to eat and sleep,—a life as sedentary as ever was lived by a closet student.
From his father. Orbe, February 23, 1829.
. . . It was not without deep emotion that we read your letter of the 14th, and I easily understand that, anticipating its effect upon us all, you have deferred writing as long as possible.
Yet you were wrong in so doing; hry sincere attachment. B. G. Cuvier.
At last comes the moment, so long anticipated, when the young naturalist's first book is in the hands of his parents.
The news of its reception is given in a short and hurried note.
From his father. Orbe, August 31, 1829.
I hasten, my dear son, to announce the arrival of your beautiful work, which reached us on Thursday, from Geneva.
I have no terms in which to express the pleasure it has given me. In two words, for I have only a moment to mys
154; Freshwater fishes of Europe, 59; desire to travel, 60, 63, 64, 68; vacation trip, 70; work on Brazilian fishes, 74; second vacation trip, 82; growing collections, 95; plans for travel with Humboldt, 99, 101, 102; doctor of philosophy, 109; at Orbe and Cudrefin, 118; death of Dr. Mayor, 118; doctor of medicine, 119, 127; new interest in medicine, 120; first work on fossil fishes, 120, 123; at Vienna, 130, 132; negotiations with Cotta, 132, 133 137; university life, 144; at home, 158; studies
New York, city of, 415, 425.
New York, Natural History of, 427.
Nicolet, C., 300.
Nomenclator Zoologicus, 334, 356.
Nuremberg, 73; the Durer festival, 73.
Oken, 44, 53, 54, 91, 102, 151, 643.
Orbe, 118, 666.
Ord, collection, 419.
Otway Bay, 741.
Owen's Island, 742.
Packard, A. S., 773.
Paris, Agassiz in, 162, 163, 165, 170, 175, 195.
Peale, R., Museum, 419.
Peirce, B., 438, 458.