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From Asa Gray   27 January 1881

Summary

Apologises for his silence when Francis Darwin’s paper was read at the Linnean Society.

AG’s review of Movement in plants [Nation 32 (1881): 17–18].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 165: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13028

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From Asa Gray   29 July 1875

Summary

Has received but not yet read Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 165: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10099

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From Asa Gray   6 March 1877

Summary

Thanks for Orchids [2d ed.].

Does not feel his abstract of Cross and self-fertilisation [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 13 (1877): 125–41] was thorough enough.

Has heard of their sad bereavement last autumn [death of Amy, wife of Francis Darwin].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10880

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From Asa Gray   10 June 1877

Summary

Has two young friends who wish to call on CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10994

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From Asa Gray   3 February 1880

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Summary

Germination of Megarrhiza. AG’s observations at variance with CD’s.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 209.6: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12455

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From Asa Gray   12 October 1871

Summary

Has seen CD’s sons.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8004

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From Asa Gray   11 June 1872

Summary

O. N. Rood sends two copies of an amusing picture by T. F. Beard, "The young Darwinian" to AG, who forwards one to CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: D13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8381

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From Asa Gray   18 November 1867

Summary

Is reading sheets of Variation.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682

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From Asa Gray   18 May 1868

Summary

Has passed on copy of Variation to American Academy [of Arts and Sciences]. The U. S. reprint is not very nicely printed.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6179

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From Asa Gray   9 December 1862

Summary

Has forwarded Mitchella roots and Cypripedium.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3850

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From Asa Gray   11 April 1863

Summary

The war is nearly finished, "rebeldom is ""gone up"" ".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4081

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From Asa Gray   [10 July 1860]

Summary

Cases of "dioecio-dimorphism" as in primroses are widespread. AG always considered them the first step toward bisexuality.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 July 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2819

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From Asa Gray   [late June 1862]

Summary

Has not had time to look at Rhexia.

Progress of Civil War.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late June 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3631

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From Asa Gray   27 September 1877

Summary

Has received CD’s book [Forms of flowers]; thanks him for the compliment of the dedication.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11155

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From Asa Gray   [August 1857]

Summary

States he has "misgivings about the definiteness of species". Believes there is some inherent tendency for plants to originate varieties. Cross-fertilisation is likely in most cases but sees difficulties with plants like Adlumia.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Aug 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 100, 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2129

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

From Asa Gray   25 May 1868

Summary

CD’s book taking on famously. AG’s review in Nation [see 5921] and preface to American edition.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6206

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From Asa Gray   11 December 1874

Summary

Cannot help with Pinguicula or Utricularia. Mrs Mary Treat is studying Utricularia.

Forwards his short piece on duration of varieties [New York Tribune 8 Dec 1874; Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 9 (1875): 109–14].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9753

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From Asa Gray   6 November [1866]

Summary

Arranges for distribution of new [4th] English edition of Origin in the U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5268

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From Asa Gray   [after 17 September 1867]

Summary

AG has promised to review CD’s new book [Variation] for the Nation [forwards a letter from E. L. Godkin of the Nation to this effect] and wonders if he might have sheets a little in advance.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 Sept 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5636

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From Asa Gray   21 July 1862

Summary

Encloses stamps for Leonard Darwin.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3661

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