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DCP-LETT-8194

From Asa Gray   2 February 1872

Botanic Garden | Cambridge, Mass.

Feb. 2. 1872

My Dear Darwin

Your note of the 15th ult. just in.1

I have read it to two good observers,—who say the “vermiform piles” are common enough here,—and I should think, if not as common as with you thro’ the season, it was owing to interruption in the dry part of our hot summer.

I know nobody now at hand here who could give a comparison with your country. Perhaps I may find some one in Canada to ask.

Now, pray don’t run off on some other track till you have worked out and published about Drosera & Dionæa2

My wife3 joins in kindest regards to you and yours | Ever Yours sincerely | Asa Gray

CD annotations

4.1 Now, … Dionæa 4.2] crossed pencil
Top of letter: ‘Keep’ red crayon

Footnotes

1
See letter to Asa Gray, 15 January 1872.
2
CD had worked on Drosera and Dionaea intermittently since 1860 (see Correspondence vols. 8–15, 17–19). The results of this research appeared in 1875 in Insectivorous plants.
3
Jane Loring Gray.

Summary

Notes the occurrence in U. S. of "vermiform piles" produced by earthworms.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8194
From
Gray, Asa
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass.
Source of text
DAR 165: 178
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8194,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8194

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