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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 170 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 5 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agassiz, Alexander, 1835- (search)
Agassiz, Alexander, 1835- Naturalist; born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Dec. 17, 1835: son of Prof. Louis Agassiz; came to the United States in 1849; and was graduated at Harvard College in 1855, and at Lawrence Scientific School in 1857. He was curator of the Natural History Museum, in Cambridge, in 1874-85: has since been engaged in important zoological investigations; and became widely known by his connection with the famous Calumet and Hecla copper-mines. The University of St. Andrews conferred the honorary degree of Ll.D. upon him, April 2, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agassiz, Louis John Rudolph, 1807-1873 (search)
Agassiz, Louis John Rudolph, 1807-1873 Naturalist; born in Motier parish, near Neuchatel, Switzerland, May 28. 1807. He was of Huguenot descent, was thoroughly educated at Heidelberg and Munich, and received the honorary degree of Ph.D. He prosecuted his studies in natural history in Paris, where Cuvier offered him his collection for the purpose. The liberality of Humboldt enabled him to publish his great work (1834-44) on Fossil fishes, in 5 volumes, with an atlas. He arrived in Boston in 1846, and lectured there Louis Agassiz. on the Animal Kingdom and on Glaciers. In the summer of 1847 the superintendent of the Coast Survey tendered him the facilities of that service for a continuance of his scientific investigations. Professor Agassiz settled in Cambridge, and was made Professor of Zoology and Geology of the Lawrence Scientific School at its foundation in 1848. That year he made. with some of his pupils, a scientific exploration of the shores of Lake Superior. He aft
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guyot, Arnold Henry 1807-1884 (search)
Guyot, Arnold Henry 1807-1884 Geologist; born in Bondevilliers, Neuchatel, Switzerland, Sept. 28, 1807; was educated at the College of Neuchatel. In 1838 he made examinations of the Swiss glaciers, at the request of Prof. Louis Agassiz (q. v.), and sent his results to the Geological Society of France. It was in these examinations that he discovered the laminated structure of ice in the glaciers. In 1839-48 he was Professor of History and Physical Geography at the academy in Neuchatel. INeuchatel. In the latter year he came to the United States, and settled in Cambridge. In 1854 he became Professor of Physical Geography and Geology at Princeton University. He established the museum in Princeton, which has become widely known. In 1866-75 he was engaged in the preparation of a series of geographies and a series of wall-maps. For this work the Vienna Exposition of 1873 awarded him a medal. In 1873-77 he edited Johnson's New universal Cyclopaedia (with Frederick A. P. Barnard), and was t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Haldimand, Sir Frederick 1728-1791 (search)
Haldimand, Sir Frederick 1728-1791 Military officer; born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in October, 1728; served for some time in the Prussian army, and, in 1754, entered the British military service. He came to America in 1757, and as lieutenant-colonel distinguished himself at Ticonderoga (1758) and Oswego (1759). He accompanied Amherst to Montreal in 1760. In 1767 he was employed in Florida, and became major-general in 1772. Returning to England in 1775 to give the ministry information respecting the colonies, he was commissioned a major-general (Jan. 1, 1776), and in 1777 a lieutenant-general and lieutenant-governor of Quebec, where he succeeded Carleton as governor in 1778. He ruled in an arbitrary manner until 1784, when he returned to England. He died in Yverdun, Switzerland, June 5, 1791.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lala, Ramon Reyes 1857- (search)
Lala, Ramon Reyes 1857- Author; born in the city of Manila, Philippines, March 1, 1857; was educated at Singapore, at St. Xavier's College, Hong-Kong; at St. John's College, London; at the Civil Service Co-operative Society, London (business course), and at Neuchatel, Switzerland. After travelling extensively he returned to Manila and entered into business with his father. Later he was forced to leave home by Spanish oppression, and came to the United States, becoming the first naturalized Filipino-American citizen. Since his arrival in the United States he has lectured extensively on the people and country of his youth; published The Philippine islands; and contributed largely to periodicals on Filipino interests. Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
In his lecture on Lafayette, Nov. 30, 1860, he described this visit. (Works, vol. v. p. 375.) The writer made a visit to Lagrange in 1882, when he found the chateau and grounds as Sumner described them, except that the ivy planted by Charles James Fox had been killed by the severe frost of the previous winter. in company with a friend, probably Joseph Lyman. Here he was most graciously received by Madame de Lasteyrie. Just before leaving the city he wrote to theodore Parker, then at Neuchatel: I had intended, dear Parker, to quit this world of Paris to-day; but the incidents of packing and purchases are against it. I go to-Morrow, stopping at Amiens to enjoy its mighty cathedral, and then to London. For several days I have been torn and devoured by desires that have grown by what they fed on,—at shops on the quais, and collections of engravings. I have yielded, till I stand aghast at my extravagance! I wish you were here to see some of my treasures. I have two or thre
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
or Europe with all the family. After passing a happy summer in Switzerland, he was left at the school of M. Roulet, in Neuchatel, where he remained two years. During this time he was very happy. After the custom of Swiss schools, he made many excu il avait deja su, si jeune, se faire remarquer par ses riches qualityes. A few extracts from his own letters from Neuchatel will show something of his life there. Neuchatel, November, 1852. Dear mother,—I was just going to put a leNeuchatel, November, 1852. Dear mother,—I was just going to put a letter to father in the post, when I got yours. At the end of this lake there is a great deal of low country, which is generally overflowed every autumn; but this year it has been under water three times, and the inhabitants of the villages in the neo grateful that he has asked leave to vote for Napoleon. Do you like St. Peter's as well as the Cathedral at Milan? Neuchatel, August 7, 1853. I've just been eating a little bit of boiled dog, and it was n't at all bad, only a little tough.
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 1: 1807-1827: to Aet. 20. (search)
d afterward serve my apprenticeship in commerce at Neuchatel for a year and a half. Then I should like to passhe business house of his uncle, Francois Mayor, at Neuchatel. He begged for a farther delay, to be spent in twr and mother had been settled since 1821. Between Neuchatel and Orbe they were overtaken by a traveling carriaothers separated, Auguste returning from Zurich to Neuchatel, where he entered into business. It chanced, howe of this burden by an arrangement with my uncle at Neuchatel. I am confident that when I have finished my studow; also whether Schimper wishes for any. . . . At Neuchatel I had the good fortune to find at least thirty spe My brother writes me that my box has arrived in Neuchatel. As I am going there goon I will take it then. I rejoice in the thought of being in Neuchatel, partly on account of my brother, Arnold (Guyot), and other frien own observations upon them. Agassiz to Braun. Neuchatel, June 20, 1827. . . Now you shall hear what I k
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 2: 1827-1828: Aet. 20-21. (search)
ns the same value in my eyes. . . . To his brother Auguste. Munich, December 26, 1827. . . . After my long fast from news of you, your letter made me very happy. I was dull besides, and needed something to cheer me. . . . Since my talk about natural history does not bore you, I want to tell you various other things about it, and also to ask you to do me a favor. I have stuffed a superb otter lately; next week I shall receive a beaver, and I have exchanged all my little toads from Neuchatel for reptiles from Brazil and Java. One of our professors here, who is publishing a natural history of reptiles, will introduce in his work my description of that species, and my observations upon it. He has already had lithographed those drawings of eggs that Cecile made for me, as well as the colored drawings made for me by Braun's sister when I was at Carlsruhe. My collection of fishes is also much increased, but I have no duplicates left of the species I brought with me. I have exchang
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 3: 1828-1829: Aet. 21-22. (search)
myself in the scientific world than by sending Cuvier my fishes with the observations I have made on their natural history. To these I should like to add such rare Swiss species as you can procure for me. So do not fail. From his brother. Neuchatel, August 25, 1828. . . . I received in good time, and with infinite delight, your pleasant letter of July 27th. Its mysteries have however been unveiled by Dr. Schinz, who came to the meeting of the Natural History Society in Lausanne, whereof natural history would not hesitate to take them at that price. You will therefore easily understand how anxious I am to keep them intact. Can you not find me a place where they might be spread out? I have thought that perhaps my uncle in Neuchatel would have the kindness to let some large shelves be put up in the little upper room of his house in Cudrefin, where, far from being an annoyance or causing any smell, my collection, if placed in a case under glass, or disposed in some other su
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