Elizabeth Cabot AgassizElizabeth Cabot Agassiz
American Teacher and Writer
1822 – 1907 A.D.

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, an American teacher and writer, born in Boston. In 1850 she was married to the great naturalist, Louis Agassiz, whom she accompanied to Brazil (1865 – 1866), and on the Hassler expedition in 1871 – 1872..

Her writings include: A first Lesson in Natural History (1859), and the Lie of Louis Agassiz (1885). She became president of the board of control of Radcliffe College and took an active part in promoting the interests of that institution.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.