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To George Robert Gray   [4 December 1838]

Summary

Sends GRG a few pages of proofs [of Birds]. Asks him to make any observations that might occur to him and to check passages in French and Latin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [4 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 December 1976)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-451

To G. R. Gray   [6 December 1838]

Summary

Sends proofs [of Birds, no. 2]. Asks GRG to check Latin accents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [6 Dec 1838?]
Classmark:  Leiden University Libraries (BPL 885 / Darwin s.a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-454

To G. R. Gray   [June–October 1839]

Summary

Asks for some Anthus skins to examine [for Birds]. Fears they may turn out to be all one species. Sends details from his notes on Falkland Island specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [June–Oct 1839]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 235–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-508

To G. R. Gray   [20 November – 11 December 1840]

Summary

Thanks GRG for his gift [A list of the genera of birds (1840)] and trusts that now GRG will be able to finish John Gould’s MS for Zoology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [20 Nov – 11 Dec 1840]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 237–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-581

To G. R. Gray   [February 1841]

Summary

In a revise [of Birds] CD has altered "Colaptes Chilensis Vigors" to "Chrysoptilus Chilensis G. R. Gray". Is that right?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb 1841]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-587

To G. R. Gray   [February–March 1841]

Summary

Sends proof of index of final number of Birds for checking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb–Mar 1841]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 240)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-589

From George Robert Gray   2 April 1868

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Summary

On the changes in plumage of scarlet ibis at the zoo in breeding season.

Author:  George Robert Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 90–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6082

From G. R. Gray   8 April 1868

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Summary

Difference between sexes of Ibis rubra; change in plumage.

Author:  George Robert Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6105

To G. R. Gray   [1868–72]

Summary

Testimonial for a position as a librarian. Recipient is the author of a great monograph on the Picidae [woodpeckers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [1868–72]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6524

From George Robert Gray   9 July 1869

Summary

Asks for a testimonial.

Author:  George Robert Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 96: 69v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6824

To G. R. Gray   12 July 1869

Summary

Would be glad to send GRG a testimonial of his abilities as a naturalist, but is not qualified to express opinion on his works in ornithology or entomology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  12 July 1869
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 232–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6827
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