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es. My chief object was to prevent the dispersion and final loss of scattered papers which had an unquestionable family value. But, as my work grew upon my hands, I began to feel that the story of an intellectual life, which was marked by such rare coherence and unity of aim, might have a wider interest and usefulness; might, perhaps, serve as a stimulus and an encouragement to others. For this reason, and also because I am inclined to believe that the European portion of the life of Louis Agassiz is little known in his adopted country, while its American period must be unfamiliar to many in his native land, I have determined to publish the material here collected. The book labors under the disadvantage of being in great part a translation. The correspondence for the first volume was almost wholly in French and German, so that the choice lay between a patch-work of several languages or the unity of one, burdened as it must be with the change of version. I have accepted what s
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 1: 1807-1827: to Aet. 20. (search)
said, Are you Alex. Braun? Yes, and you, Louis Agassiz? It seems that Professor Tiedemann, who mst, so recently arrived among us (his name is Agassiz, and he is from Orbe), on a hunt after animald zoology. . . . Next to Alexander Braun, Agassiz's most congenial companion at Heidelberg was promise. The three soon became inseparable. Agassiz had many friends and companions at the univer Tiedemann's lectures were very learned, and Agassiz always spoke of his old teacher in comparativthe close of his own life, after the death of Agassiz. The later sketches of the Professors at Mune distance and expense made it impossible for Agassiz to spend his vacations with his family in Swime account of this interval spent at home. Agassiz to Braun. Orbe, May 26, 1827. . . . Sincend what do you make of it? . . . Braun to Agassiz. Carlsruhe, Whitsuntide, Monday, 1827. . ality in plants? The next letter contains Agassiz's answer to Dr. Leuckart's questions concern[13 more...]
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 2: 1827-1828: Aet. 20-21. (search)
n journey. Tri-Centennial Durer festival at Nuremberg. Agassiz accepted with delight his friend's proposition, and towardpt it. Oken was extremely friendly with the students, and Agassiz, Braun, and Schimper (who joined them at Munich) passed an bringing botanical specimens to Braun, or looking in upon Agassiz's breeding experiments, in which he took the liveliest intg always ready with advice or practical aid. The fact that Agassiz and Braun had their room in his house made intercourse witlife, which characterized their meetings. Not so happy as Agassiz and Braun in his later experience, the promise of his youtot only by students, but often by the professors. Among Agassiz's intimate friends in Munich, beside those already mentionhe went to practice medicine, was so much regretted. Like Agassiz, he was wont to turn his room into a menagerie, where he knother college friend and fellow-student, though seemingly Agassiz's senior in standing, if not in years, for he gave him pri
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 3: 1828-1829: Aet. 21-22. (search)
descripsit et observationibus illustravit Dr. L. Agassiz. To his brother. Munich, July 27, 1828 to carry it out. I wish it may be said of Louis Agassiz that he was the first naturalist of his tirojects so ardently urged upon his parents by Agassiz, and so affectionately accepted by them, firsould be ready to start at a day's notice, and Agassiz added, eagerly, Yes,—and if there were any ho was very late and a bright moonlight night. Agassiz rolled himself in the snow for joy, and we as here given the rough draft of a letter from Agassiz to Cuvier, written evidently at a somewhat eaate 1827) from Cuvier to Martius, found among Agassiz's papers of this time, and containing the verr who exercised so powerful an influence upon Agassiz throughout his whole life. In the spring of 1829 Agassiz took his diploma in the faculty of philosophy. He did this with no idea of making f the age writes me about it. Cuvier to Louis Agassiz. Paris, Au Jardin du Roi, August 3, 1829.[1 more...]
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 4: 1829-1830: Aet. 22-23. (search)
he occasion. But it ended sadly with the illness and death of the kind old grandfather, under whose roof children and grandchildren had been wont to assemble. Agassiz to Braun. Orbe, December 3, 1829. . . . I will devote an hour of this last evening I am to pass in Orbe, to talking with you. You will wonder that I am still my entrance upon this path of the noblest and most lasting enjoyment. It is delightful to look back on such a past with the future so bright before us. . . . Agassiz now returned to Munich to add the title of Doctor of Medicine to that of Doctor of Philosophy. A case of somnambulism, which fell under his observation and show and Uncle Francois Mayor, especially, sees both stability and a sound basis in his projects and enterprises. There is something touching and almost amusing in Agassiz's efforts to give a prudential aspect to his large scientific schemes. He was perfectly sincere in this, but to the end of his life he skirted the edge of the pr
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 5: 1830-1832: Aet. 23-25. (search)
y obstacle yielded to the joy of reunion, and Agassiz was soon established with his painter, his foto have felt in him. After a few days he gave Agassiz and his artist a corner in one of his own lab relation continued until Cuvier's death, and Agassiz enjoyed for several months the scientific syman three months after the date of this letter Agassiz went, as often happened, to work one morning ther till eleven o'clock, when Cuvier invited Agassiz to join him at breakfast. After a little tily engaged in their separate occupations when Agassiz was surprised to hear the clock strike five, l, was taken up paralyzed, and carried home. Agassiz never saw him again. This warning of Cuvieations with Cuvier, as told in later years by Agassiz himself, the course of the narrative has beee surprise why his commission was neglected. Agassiz's next letter, about a month later than the osur les Poissons Fossiles. Cyclopoma spinosum Agassiz. Vol. IV. tab. 1, pp. 20, 21. It is interest[2 more...]
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 6: 1832: Aet. 25. (search)
at Neuchatel. birthday Fete. invitation to chair of natural History at Nechatel. acceptance. letter to Humboldt. Agassiz was not called upon to make the sacrifice of giving up his artist and leaving Paris, although he was, or at least thougholdt . . . . In the agitation of the moment the letter was not even signed. The following note from Humboldt to Mme. Agassiz, kept by her as a precious possession, shows that in answer to her son's appeal his mother took her courage, as the French saying is, with both hands, and wrote as she was desired. From Humboldt to Mme. Agassiz. Paris, April 11, 1832. I should scold your son, Madame, for having spoken to you of the slight mark of interest I have been able to show him; and yet Humboldt. The letter which lifted such a load of care from Louis and his parents was as follows:— Humboldt to Louis Agassiz. Paris, March 27, 1832. I am very uneasy, my dearest M. Agassiz, at being still without any letter from Cotta. H
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 7: 1832-1834: Aet. 25-27. (search)
from Heidelberg. Professor Tiedemann to Louis Agassiz. Heidelberg, December 4, 1832. . . . Lorts and of my regard for you personally. Agassiz's next letter to Humboldt is to consult him wwarm welcome extended to him in Neuchatel. Agassiz to Humboldt. December, 1832. . . . At lasturalists in his work. Charles Lyell to Louis Agassiz. Somerset house, London, February 4, 1834ordered a copy from the publishers. . . . Agassiz to Lyell. Neuchatel, March 25, 1834. . . sm by scientific men. Elie de Beaumont writes Agassiz in June, 1834: I have read with great pleasurke the ascendency. Here, for the first time, Agassiz presents his synthetic or prophetic types, na this introductory chapter, one familiar with Agassiz as a public teacher will almost hear his voication which have formerly peopled the earth. Agassiz says himself in his Preface: I have succeededpared. It was, perhaps, this experience of Agassiz's earlier life which made him so anxious to e
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 7: 1834-1837: Aet. 27-30. (search)
ugust, 1834, according to his cherished hope, Agassiz went to England, and was received by the scie advice on his arrival. Dr. Buckland to Louis Agassiz. Oxford, August 26, 1834. . . . I am rggage, the moment you reach Oxford. . . . Agassiz always looked back with delight on this firstdetained him in England for several years. Agassiz made at this time two friends, whose sympathy their most precious specimens were placed at Agassiz's disposition; his artist was allowed to workr months on their collections, and even after Agassiz came to America, they never failed to share wthing more than my best exertions . . . . Agassiz little dreamed, as he read this letter, how f between Boston and his home in Cambridge. Agassiz still sought and received, as we see by the f in every step of his work. Humboldt to Louis Agassiz. Berlin, May, 1835. I am to blame for is work in general. Leopold Von Buch to Louis Agassiz. December 22, 1837. . . . Pray reinsta
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 9: 1837-1839: Aet. 30-32. (search)
ation of Etudes sur les glaciers. Although Agassiz's daring treatment of the glacial phenomena hertainly an imprudent one for a poor man; but Agassiz hoped not only to facilitate his own publicatstigators and artists who had clustered about Agassiz as their central force. M. Ernest Favre saysholly upon the study of the empty shells. To Agassiz this seemed superficial. Longing to know morhowever numerous they may be. . . . While Agassiz's various zoological works were thus pressed t, from the beginning, the close associate of Agassiz's glacier work. Arnold Guyot and he had beenhey became colleagues at Neuchatel only after Agassiz had been for some years established there. Fwhen they were both old men, Guyot brought to Agassiz's final undertaking, the establishment of a sin the high Alps. In a short visit made by Agassiz to Paris in the spring of 1838 he unfolded hifollowed by an account of the observations of Agassiz and his companions during the last three or f[25 more...]
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