AGASSIZ, Alexander Emanuel (1835 –1910), American scientist and engineer. Autograph letter signed to Dr.L.Watson, 1 side, 8vo with integral blank, Cambridge, Massachusetts,19 April 64 (?) . Thanking Watson for a collection of fish specimens, commenting upon the rarity of some, and hoping he will be successful in future explorations.
The son of Louis Agassiz (1807-73), Alexander became an expert in marine zoology, and in 1860 joined the staff of Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology (founded by his father), to which he bestowed significant gifts from the fortune he earned from his successful mining ventures.