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From Asa Gray   30 September 18[80]1


Sept. 30. 18〈80〉

My Dear Mr. Darwin

I had hoped to see you during this fortnight, but it has been completely filled by pressing work here. Hooker could not spare me on Monday; and I was sure that one foreigner was enough for you to see and talk with in one day, and so I spared you from a sense of duty as well as of necessity.2

We are off tomorrow morning, for 3 or 4 months. 〈We〉 shall then settle at Kew.

Mrs. Darwin and yourself will be glad to know that Mrs. Gray3 bore the voyage very well, and is wonderfully recruited since.

I long to see your Circumnutating book, and must write one, if not two notices of it in U.S. Perhaps you could get it over to me—to Decaisne’s care, at the Jardin des Plantes, as soon as it is out.4

Sincerely Yours | Asa Gray


Leaves Kew the next day for three or four months of travel.

Letter details

Letter no.
Asa Gray
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 165: 166
Physical description
2pp damaged

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6400,” accessed on 15 April 2021,