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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 13: 1846: Aet. 39. (search)
rge. Agassiz subsequently took some part in working up the fish collections from this expedition, but the publication was stopped for want of means to carry it on. At Washington are also to be seen the headquarters of the Coast Survey, where the fine charts of the coasts and harbors now making under direction of Dr. Bache are executed. These charts are admirably finished. Dr. Bache, the superintendent, was in camp, so that I could not deliver my letters for him. I saw, however, Colonel Abert, the head of the topographic office, who gave me important information about the West for the very season when I am likely to be there. I am indebted to him also for a series of documents concerning the upper Missouri and Mississippi, California and Oregon, printed by order of the government, and for a collection of freshwater shells from those regions. I should like to offer him, in return, such sheets of the Federal Map as have appeared. I beg Guyot to send them to me by the first o
Index. A. Aar, glacier, 299, 317, 319, 349, 357, 364; last visit to, 396; boulder-monument from, 783. Abert, Colonel, 423. Academy, The Little, 54, 67, 94, 154. Ackermann, 100. Actiniae, 440. Adelstaetten, 86. Agassiz, Alexander, 558, 628. Agassiz, Auguste, 3, 5, 8, 16, 24, 148. Agassiz, Cecile Braun, 230; talent as an artist, 230. Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary, 477. Agassiz, Louis, 1; as a teacher, 7; popular reading, 66; becomes pastor at Concise, 134; death, 280. Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe, birthplace, 1; first aquarium, 2; early education, 2; love of natural history, 3; boyish studies and amusements, 4; taste for handicraft; its after use, 4, 5; adventure with his brother on the ice, 5; goes to Bienne, 6; college of Bienne, 6, 7; vacations, 8; own sketch of plans of study at fourteen, 12; school and college note-books, 13,14; distaste for commercial life, 14; goes to Lausanne, 15; to the medical school at Zurich, 15; copies books on natural history, 16