Introduces his son Alexander; believes CD will find him "more tractable" on certain questions than LA himself is.
Museum of Comparative Zoology, | at Harvard College, | Cambridge, Mass.,
My dear Sir,
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you my only son Alexander Ag<as>siz, the more so as I beleive you will find him more tractable than myself upon questions which you are especially interested about.
Ever truly yours | L
Ch. Darwin Esq
- f1 6817.f1Alexander Agassiz travelled to Britain in September 1869 (G. R. Agassiz ed. 1913, p. 97).
- f2 6817.f2For Alexander Agassiz's views on Darwinism, see Winsor 1991, pp. 148--63.
- f3 6817.f3Asa and Jane Loring Gray stayed at 115 Jermyn Street (a private hotel) when they arrived in London (see letter from Asa Gray, 23 August 1869; Post Office London directory 1869); Alexander Agassiz may have stayed there too.