ELIZABETH CABOT CARY AGASSIZ #100travelHERS
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Birth: December 5, 1822; Boston, Massachusetts
Death: June 27, 1907; Arlington, Massachusetts
Occupation: Author, explorer, co-founder and president of Radcliffe College
Notable journeys: Served as the primary record keeper for the Thayer Expedition to Brazil (April 1865–August 1866) and the Hassler Expedition through the Strait of Magellan (December 1871–August 1872). Toured European women’s colleges around 1900.
Notable work: A Journey in Brazil; Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence
Quote: “I must confess the creature who greeted my waking sight this morning was not a pleasant object to contemplate. It was an enormous centipede close by my side, nearly a foot in length, whose innumberable legs looked just ready for a start, and whose two horns or feelers were protrubed with a most venomous expression.”