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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


Thanks for a correction. Hopes AG now has all the sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Asa Gray
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Source of text
Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (114)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10688,” accessed on 17 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24