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Darwin Correspondence Project


To Asa Gray   27 November 1876

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov 27. 76.

My dear Gray,

Many thanks for your pleasant letter, & for the correction of my stupid blunder.1 I hope that you will have received by this time a nearly complete set of sheets; but in case they should have failed, I send another set with the exception of the four or five last pages & title page which will come very soon.2 I shall be delighted to send you sheets in advance of the Orchid book, & have written for them today3

Only yesterday I discovered that I had overlooked one of your papers on Platanthera, from which I could have extracted two or three good facts, & this has vexed me. I find it very difficult to keep references distinct for various subjects.4

Ever yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin

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Darwin, C. R.
Gray, Asa
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Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (114)
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Thanks for a correction. Hopes AG now has all the sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation.

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10688,” accessed on 29 May 2016,