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Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz

American educator, naturalist, writer

1822   -   1907

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: naturalist, philosopher, biographer, writer

Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (pseudonym, Actaea; Boston, December 5, 1822 – Arlington, June 27, 1907) was an American educator, naturalist, writer, 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.Agassiz accompanied her husband on his journey to Brazil in 1865-6 and on the Hassler expedition in 1871-2; of the second, she wrote an account for the Atlantic Monthly. She published A First Lesson in Natural History (Boston, 1859) and edited Geological Sketches (1866).
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