Elizabeth Cary Agassiz; A Biography by Lucy Allen PatonElizabeth Cary Agassiz; A Biography by Lucy Allen Paton

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz; A Biography

byLucy Allen Paton

Paperback | January 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI EUROPE 1894-1895 DURING the fifteen years while the Annex was developing into Radcliffe College Mrs. Agassiz's manifold official duties did not by any means engross her entire time or form the most intimate claims on her attention. The conditions of her daily existence that we have seen prevailing between 1873 and 1879 essentially continued in this later period, accompanied by changes that time made in the lives of her grandchildren, who as they grew older did not grow any the less absorbing, and that illness and death brought into the family circle. Of these the most important to Mrs. Agassiz was the death of her mother in 1880. "Life is so different," she wrote to Frau Mettenius a few months later, "when we have no longer father or mother in the world. We are at first (however old we may be when the change comes) a little like lost children." Yet on the whole these years of which we are speaking, apart from Mrs. Agassiz's efforts for the college, contain little to record beyond the round of activities that were incident to a large social and family connection such as hers. It was during this time that she became a member of the Ladies' Visiting Committee for the Kindergarten for the Blind, established under the direction of the Perkins Institution for the Blind, and began her service as treasurer for the Cambridge branch of the committee, which she continued for seventeen years, until after an illness in 1904 she was obliged to resign it. Her appeals for contributions from Cambridge, issued yearly in the form of leaflets, by their simplicity, directness, and freedom from sentimentality were effective at the time and are still interesting. Her own enthusiasm for the work among the children of the Kindergarten appears in the following letter. TO MRS. ...
Title:Elizabeth Cary Agassiz; A BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217926924

ISBN - 13:9780217926928