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LOUIS AGASSIZ - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 49522

LOUIS AGASSIZ Small slip of paper signed "Very truly yours" by scientist Louis Agassiz and mounted to a pink album leaf Autograph sentiment signed "Yours very truly/Louis Agassiz". Unknown signature on verso of 2¾x1¾, mounted to a 6¾x4 album leaf with rounded left corners.

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LOUIS AGASSIZ
Small slip of paper signed "Very truly yours" by scientist Louis Agassiz and mounted to a pink album leaf
Autograph sentiment signed "Yours very truly/Louis Agassiz". Unknown signature on verso of 2¾x1¾, mounted to a 6¾x4 album leaf with rounded left corners. Born in French-speaking Switzerland and educated at European universities, Agassiz (1807-1873) accepted a Professorship at Harvard (1848) and spent the rest of his life promoting American science. He made highly influential studies of fossil fish and glaciers, coining the term "Ice Age" to describe an ancient era of extensive glaciation. Although his fossil studies were used by others to support Darwin's Theory of Evolution, Agassiz never accepted that doctrine. He espoused catastrophism, believing that new species emerged after such upheavals, and defined a species as "a thought of God". Lightly toned and rippled. Show-through touches signature. Sentiment has irregular edges with fold near bottom edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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