Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence (2 vols.)

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A biography of the noted 19th century naturalist, Louis Agassiz. A close friend of the first Smithsonian Secretary, Joseph Henry, Agassiz was influential in the founding and early history of the Smithsonian.


  • Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878


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Biography was written by Louis Agassiz's widow.

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