The Oakland Agassiz Society was an organization in the late 1800s to encourage children to study nature. The local society was founded in by Dr. Chloe Annette Buckel. 2 In 1890, Simeon P. Meads was the director. 1

The society was named for Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz. There were numerous Agassiz Societies or Agassiz Associations around the country, formed for the purpose of studying biology. Ernest Hemingway was a member of one.

Links and References

  1. Eastern Shore - Oakland Daily Alta California August 9, 1890
  2. Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2