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From Asa Gray   16 February 1864


Is sending his monograph ["A revision and arrangement of the North American species of Astragalus and Oxytropis", Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 6 (1863): 188–236].

Death of Francis Boott.

U. S. is now determined to do away with slavery.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4409

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From Asa Gray   11 July 1864


Discusses CD’s and Mrs Gray’s health.

Comments on some climbing plants.

Praises Wallace’s article applying natural selection to man ["The origin of human races", J. Anthropol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1864): clviii–clxxxvi].

Discusses the reported sterility of the flowers of Voandzeia and Amphicarpaea.

Feels the ending of slavery is worth the cost of the Civil War.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 143, DAR 111: A82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4558

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From Asa Gray   3 October 1864


Review of Spencer was by Chauncey Wright.

Will get a note on John Scott’s paper off to Sillimans Journal [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 39 (1865): 101–10].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4625

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From Asa Gray   5 December 1864


Congratulates CD on the Copley Medal.

Is making inquiries on the habits of American cuckoos and sends a letter from Henry Bryant on that subject.

Discusses the Civil War.

Encloses letter from W. H. Leggett containing observations on Amphicarpaea.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 109: A87; DAR 165: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4699

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