Forwards part of a note [by Mrs L. Agassiz] asking AG to tell CD that Agassiz has never been able to secure one of the fishes sitting on eggs.
In P.S., AG adds, “Agassiz evidently regrets having abused you in former times.”
Feb. 27, 1870
You see by this that I have followed up your request, and thatthere is no answer at present. I only hope that A. may be well enoughto take a shot at his fish next summer.f1 But it is far from certain.
Now news; I am working away at what I am fittest for—study of groupsof N. Amer. plants one by one,— slow work, but pleasant.f2
My wifef3 sends best regards—
Ever Yours | A. Gray
P.S. March. 1.
Here comes another note from Mrs. A.—evidently intended to be senton to you. Agassiz evidently regrets having abused you in former times.f4
stay in England—
Agassiz says “ask Dr. Gray to tell Darwin that I cannot answerhis question for I have never succeeded in securing one of the fishessitting upon the eggs separately from others. They never bite at thehook at that time and as their nests are generally crowded it isimpossible catch a single fish with a net. I’ll try next summer byshooting at them”.
Mr Agassiz is fitter in these last few days and though his progress