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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 13: 1846: Aet. 39. (search)
s, the collection of Mr. Lea would be at my command for the purpose, and the work would be a very useful one for science. There are several other private and public collections at Philadelphia, which I have only seen cursorily; that of the Medical School, for instance, and that of the older Peale, who discovered the first mastodon found in the United States, now mounted in his museum. Beside these, there is the collection of Dr. Griffith, rich in skulls from the Gulf of Mexico; that of Mr. Ord, and others. During my stay in Philadelphia, there was also an exhibition of industrial products at the Franklin Institute, where I especially remarked the chemical department. There are no less than three professors of chemistry in Philadelphia, —Mr. Hare, Mr. Booth, and Mr. Frazer. The first is, I think, the best known in Europe. How a nearer view changes the aspect of things! I thought myself tolerably familiar with all that is doing in science in the United States, but I was far
Negroes, 500, 504, 591, 594, 600, 605, 612. Neuchatel, plans for, 190, 193, 199; accepts profesorship there, 202; first lecture, 206; founding of Natural History Society, 208, 215; museum, 208. New Haven, 408, 409, 413. 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. Oesars, 448. Oesterreicher, 91. Oken, 44, 53, 54, 91, 102, 151, 643. Orbe, 118, 666. Ord, collection, 419. Osono, 748. Otway Bay, 741. Owen's Island, 742. P. Packard, A. S., 773. Panama, 764. Paris, Agassiz in, 162, 163, 165, 170, 175, 195. Peale, R., Museum, 419. Peirce, B., 438, 458. Penikese Island, 767; glacial marks, 774. Perty, 90. Philadelphia, 416, 423; Academy of Science, 416; American Philosophical Society, 417. Phyllotaxis, first hint at the law of, 39. Physio-philosophy, 152. Pickering, Charles, 421, 436. Playa Parda Cove, 725.