The year 2007 is a special one for those interested in Switzerland and in American science. It marks the bicentennial of the births of two Swiss scientists from Canton Neuchatel who came to America in the 1840s, the natural historian Jean Louis Rodophe Agassiz and the geographer-geologist Arnold Henri Guyot. It is also the bicentennial of the birth of the Harvard classicist Cornelius Conway Felton, who became Agassiz' closest American friend and his brother-in-law, and was the translator of Guyot' s first American lectures as well as the instigator of his first book. Agassiz was the eldest, born on 29 May 1807, Guyot on 28 September and Felton on 6 November.
Koelsch, William A.
"Three Friends of Swiss-American Science: Louis Agassiz, Arnold Guyot, and Cornelius C. Felton,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 44
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol44/iss1/3