cknor, of Boston, who had been one of Agassiz's kindest and best friends in America from the moment of his arrival.
Agassiz's large and beautiful work (the first two volumes) reached me a few days since.
It will produce a great effect both by the breadth of its general views and by the extreme sagacity of its special embryological observations.
I have never believed that this illustrious man, who is also a man of warm heart, a noble soul, would accept the generous offers made to him from Paris.
I knew that gratitude would keep him in the new country, where he finds such an immense territory to explore, and such liberal aid in his work.
In writing of this offer to a friend Agassiz himself says: On one side, my cottage at Nahant by the sea-shore, the reef of Florida, the vessels of the Coast Survey at my command from Nova Scotia to Mexico, and, if I choose, all along the coast of the Pacific,— and on the other, the Jardin des Plantes, with all its accumulated treasures.
urn to the north, 512; invitation to Zurich, 513, and refusal, 517; circularon collecting fishes, 518, and response, 519; new house in Cambridge, 523; manner of study, 524; weekly meetings, 525; renewed lectures, 525; school for young ladies opened, 526, and success, 527; courses of lectures, 529; close, 530; Contributions to the Natural History of the United States projected, 533; concluded, 542, 568, 580; fiftieth birthday, 542; laboratory at Nahant, 548, 578. 581, 647, 674; invitation to Paris, 550, 552; refusal, and reasons, 551-554; receives cross of Legion of Honor, 552; dangerous state of collections, 554; an ideal museum, 555-559 Museum of Comparative Zoology founded, 560-564; visit to Europe, 562; teaching at museum, 566; attitude during civil war, 568, 575, 577, 591; urges founding National Academy, 669; naturalized, 570; receives Copley medal, 572; lecturing tour, 580; ethnographical collections, 582; hydrographical, distribution of animals, 585; future of negro race, 591,