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Letter 6817

Agassiz, J. L. R. to Darwin, C. R.

6 July 1869

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    Introduces his son Alexander; believes CD will find him "more tractable" on certain questions than LA himself is.

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Museum of Comparative Zoology, | at Harvard College, | Cambridge, Mass.,

7th. 6th. 1869

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 | Ls Agassiz

Ch. Darwin Esqr.

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    f1 6817.f1
    Alexander Agassiz travelled to Britain in September 1869 (G. R. Agassiz ed. 1913, p. 97).
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    For Alexander Agassiz's views on Darwinism, see Winsor 1991, pp. 148--63.
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    Asa 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.
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