RECORD: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. [1868]. [Recollection of Darwin]. Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary ed. 1885. Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co, vol. 2: 666.

REVISION HISTORY: Text prepared and edited by John van Wyhe 11-12.2010. RN1

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[From a 31 December 1868 letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Louis Agassiz]

One of the things I most wished to say, and which I say first is the delight with which I found your memory so beloved in England. At Cambridge Professor [Adam] Sedgwick said: "Give my love to Agassiz. Give him the blessing of an old man." In London, Sir Rod. [Roderick Impey] Murchisson said: "I have known a great many men that I liked; but I love Agassiz." In the Isle of Wight, Darwin said, "What a set of men you have in Cambridge! Both our Universities put together cannot furnish the like. Why, there is Agassiz,—he counts for three."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet.

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