Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (pseudonym, Actaea; December 5, 1822 – 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). Provided by Wikipedia
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