Authorised form of nameAgassiz; Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe (1835 - 1910)
Other forms of nameAlexander Rodolphe Albert
Dates1835 - 1910
Place of birthNeuchatel, Switzerland
Date of birth17 December 1835
Date of death27/03/1910
Research fieldZoology
Harvard (graduated 1855)
Went to the United States with his father (1846); Assistant, US coast survey (1859); Superintendent, Calumnet and Hecla copper mines, Lake Superior; surveyed Lake Titicaca, Peru, and studied copper mines in Peru and Chile (1875); made dredging expeditions; studied coral islands; died at sea on board the Adriatic, returning to the United States
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election26/11/1891
RelationshipsSon of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (For Mem RS 1838)
Bulloch's Roll; DAB; DSB; non preferred term from David Dobbs, 'Reff madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz and the meaning of coral' (New York, 2005) - he went by the name of Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz all his life and when he emigrated to America and tool citizenship, late in life he found among old family papers a birth certificate, apparently valid, baming him Alexander Rodolphe Albert Agassiz.
J Corden, 'Web of Science History' project in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 383-388
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3653
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/4/205Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts11 March 1890
NLB/20/660Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz, National Academy of Science, Washington D. C.14 June 1900
NLB/29/318Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz, Foreign Member of the Royal Society20 September 1904
NLB/42/243Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir John Murray KCB, FRS29 April 1910
NLB/42/388Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, Secretary RS to Prof [John] Stanley Gardiner FRS1 June 1910
EC/1891/19Agassiz, Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/8/285Letter from Alexr [Alexander] Agassiz, Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to [William Hallowes Miller, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society]24 December 1868
MC/12/323Letter from A [Alexander] Agassiz, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Professor J J [James Joseph] Sylvester, Baltimore23 April 1883
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
MC/15/249Letter from Alexander Agassiz, Museum of Comparitive Zoology, Cambridge, Mass, to William Thomson, President of the Royal Society29 December 1891
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