AG's article in Nature was "just and moderate".
Sends his review of C. Hodge's What is Darwinism? (1874) [Nation 18 (1874): 348–51].
It is uphill work making a theist out of CD.
Gives further observations on Sarracenia variolaris.
Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass.
June 16, 1874.
My Dear Darwin
The gratification I feel in learning (by yours of the 3
Odd that you should not have recognized my hand from the first in the Insectivorous
Plants—written in fact to vindicate your rights. The papers called forth a
You must, meanwhile, have received article in Nation, reviewing D
My plants of Sarracenia
variolaris—having lost their spring growth in transmission, have not
yet made any that is satisfactory. So I begged D
My wife (who sends her love to you & yours) is much amused by your backgammon reminiscence. For the year past we have a way of getting on most peacefully. I sit by her side & play solitaire with 2 packs of cards, she looks on and helps, and when we dont succeed there is nobody to ``flare up'' against but luck.
Ever Yours | A. Gray
I think I never sent you my felicitations upon your election to F. Hon. Member of Amer. Acad. Arts & Sciences.!
We are proud to number you among the 75 (too many) And—I may tell you—only 2 negative votes were cast.— one by an Academician who made a speech on the occasion—to which nobody vouchsafed a word of reply.