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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 15: 1847-1850: Aet. 40-43. (search)
e the latter had his residence in Cambridge, and was as intimately associated with the interests of Harvard as if he had been officially connected with the university. A more agreeable set of men, or one more united by personal relations and intellectual aims, it would have been difficult to find. In connection with these names, those of Prescott, Ticknor, Motley, and Holmes also arise most naturally, for the literary men and scholars of Cambridge and Boston were closely united; and if Emerson, in his country home at Concord, was a little more withdrawn, his influence was powerful in the intellectual life of the whole community, and acquaintance readily grew to friendship between him and Agassiz. Such was the pleasant and cultivated circle into which Agassiz was welcomed in the two cities, which became almost equally his home, and where the friendships he made gradually transformed exile into household life and ties. In Cambridge he soon took his share in giving as well as re
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 17: 1852-1855: Aet. 45-48. (search)
On these occasions there was always some subject connected with the study of nature under discussion, but the talk was so easy and so fully illustrated that it did not seem like a lesson. It is pleasant to remember that in later years Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson revived this custom for his own daughters; and their friends (being, indeed, with few changes, the same set of young people as had formerly met in Agassiz's library) used to meet in Mr. Emerson's study at Concord for a similar object. HMr. Emerson's study at Concord for a similar object. He talked to them of poetry and literature and philosophy as Agassiz had talked to them of nature. Those were golden days, not to be forgotten by any who shared their happy privilege. In the winter of 1855 Agassiz endeavored to resume his public lectures as a means of increasing his resources. He was again, however, much exhausted when spring came, and it seemed necessary to seek some other means of support, for without considering scientific expenses, his salary of fifteen hundred dollars
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 18: 1855-1860: Aet. 48-53. (search)
ew Year to all the house of Agassiz! I send also six good wishes in the shape of bottles. Or is it wine? It is both; good wine and good wishes, and kind memories of you on this Christmas Eve. H. W. L. An additional word about the Saturday Club, the fame of which has spread beyond the city of its origin, may not be amiss here. Notwithstanding his close habits of work Agassiz was eminently social, and to this club he was especially attached. Dr. Holmes says of it in his volume on Emerson, who was one of its most constant members: At one end of the table sat Longfellow, florid, quiet, benignant, soft-voiced, a most agreeable rather than a brilliant talker, but a man upon whom it was always pleasant to look,—whose silence was better than many another man's conversation. At the other end sat Agassiz, robust, sanguine, animated, full of talk, boy-like in his laughter. The stranger who should have asked who were the men ranged along the sides of the table would have heard in
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 20: 1863-1864: Aet. 56-57. (search)
o race. affection for Harvard College. interest in her general progress. correspondence with Emerson concerning Harvard. glacial phenomena in Maine. Agassiz's letters give little idea of the diters, and of their relation to each other, that it would be a pity to omit them. To Ralph Waldo Emerson. December 12, 1864. my dear Emerson,—If your lecture on universities, the first of yoEmerson,—If your lecture on universities, the first of your course, has been correctly reported to me, I am almost inclined to quarrel with you for having missed an excellent chance to help me, and advance the true interests of the college. You say that Nways, whatever you did or did not say, Ever truly your friend, Louis Agassiz. From Ralph Waldo Emerson. Concord, December 13, 1864. dear Agassiz,—I pray you have no fear that I did, or canat I ever attempted before an explanation of any speech. Always with entire regard yours, R. W. Emerson. At about this time, in September, 1864, Agassiz made an excursion into Maine, partly to<
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 22: 1868-1871: Aet. 61-64. (search)
rous sketch of Humboldt's researches, and of their influence not only upon higher education at the present day, but on our most elementary instruction, until the very school-boy is familiar with his methods, yet does not know that Humboldt is his teacher. Agassiz's picture of this generous intellect, fertilizing whatever it touched, was made the more life-like by the side lights which his affection for Humboldt and his personal intercourse with him in the past enabled him to throw upon it. Emerson, who was present, said of this address, that Agassiz had never delivered a discourse more wise, more happy, or of more varied power. George William Curtis writes of it: Your discourse seems to me the very ideal of such an address,—so broad, so simple, so comprehensive, so glowing, so profoundly appreciative, telling the story of Humboldt's life and work as I am sure no other living man can tell it. In memory of this occasion the Humboldt Scholarship was founded at the Museum of Comparati
s, buys original drawings, 262. 311. Egerton, Sir, Philip, 232, 249, 251, 262, 562. Elizabeth islands, 718. Embryonic and specific development, 490. Emerson, R. W., 459, 525, 619, 621. Emperor of Brazil, 625, 632, 634, 637, 640. England, first visit to, 248; generosity of naturalists, 250; second visit to, 306. En, 493, 509, 519. to L. Coulon, 190, 197. to Decaisne, 432. to A. de la Rive, 663. to Sir P. Egerton, 284, 294, 811, 347, 359, 374, 577, 646; Agassiz to R. W. Emerson, 619. to Chancellor Favargez, 430. to S. S. Haldeman, 520. to Oswald Heer, 514, 658. to Mrs. Holbrook, 498 to S. G. Howe, 594, 600. to A. von Humboldt, 18 Cuvier to Agassiz, 114. Charles Darwin to Agassiz, 469. A. de la Rive to Agassiz, 276. G. P. Deshayes to Agassiz, 684. Egerton to Agassiz, 375. R. W. Emerson to Agassiz, 620. Edward Forbes to Agassiz, 337. Oswald Heer to Agassiz, 659. Dr. Howe to Agassiz, 591, 612. A. von Humboldt to Agassiz, 187, 222, 2