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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6817

From Louis Agassiz   6 July 1869

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,1 the more so as I beleive you will find him more tractable than myself upon questions which you are especially interested about.2

Ever truly yours | Ls Agassiz

Ch. Darwin Esqr.

CD annotations

End of letter: ‘115 Jermyn St | S.W.’3 pencil

Footnotes

1
Alexander Agassiz travelled to Britain in September 1869 (G. R. Agassiz ed. 1913, p. 97).
2
For Alexander Agassiz’s views on Darwinism, see Winsor 1991, pp. 148–63.
3
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.

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6817
From
Agassiz, J. L. R.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard
Source of text
DAR 159: 10
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6817,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6817

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