A Teacher at Heart
Anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz.
Agassiz was an American naturalist, an educator, and the first president of Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She grew up in an intellectual family. In 1856, she married the Swiss naturalist, Louis Agassi. She became an intimate part of his life and work.
When they were first married, she started a girl's school in their home to bring in some extra income.
When Louis died, Elizabeth was 51 years old. His death spurred her to establish Radcliffe College.