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Guide to the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Letter to Dr. Thomas Hill and Photograph, 1886

Summary

Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (December 5, 1822 – June 27, 1907) was an American educator, and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College. Collection comprises an autograph, signed letter Elizabeth Cary Agassiz wrote to Dr. Thomas Hill on January 20 [1886] regarding his article on her husband published in the Unitarian Review in December 1885. Also includes a printed photograph of her.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11623
Title
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz letter to Dr. Thomas Hill and photograph
Creator
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 2 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises an autograph, signed letter Elizabeth Cary Agassiz wrote to Dr. Thomas Hill on January 20 [1886] regarding his article on her husband published in the Unitarian Review in December 1885. She notes that she was unable to follow his entire argument, "for the kingdoms of geometry are closed to me. But in reading it I am nonetheless conscious of a law which binds all things together...." Also includes a printed photograph of her.

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Collection is open for research.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Letter to Dr. Thomas Hill and Photograph, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letter and photograph
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (December 5, 1822 – June 27, 1907) was an American educator, and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College. A researcher of natural history, she was an author and illustrator of natural history texts as well as a co-author of natural history texts with her husband, Louis Agassiz, and her stepson Alexander Agassiz.


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Provenance

The Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Letter to Dr. Thomas Hill and Photograph were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, June, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS091