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From Asa Gray   13 April 1863


Hopes CD will finish and bring out his book on variation.

AG will publish extracts of H. W. Bates’s paper on mimetic analogy [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 36 (1863): 279–94].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4089

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  • … 1868. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] and n.  14. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [ …

From Asa Gray   26 May 1863


Discusses recent correspondence in the Athenæum: the disagreement between Lyell and Hugh Falconer and Owen’s remarks on heterogeny [see 4110].

Briefly discusses orchids and some problems in phyllotaxy.

Mentions the political situation and the quarrelsome behaviour of the English.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4186

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  • 11 May [1863] . The reference is to Introduction to structural and systematic botany and vegetable physiology (A.  Gray 1858a, pp.  236–7 and 133–41), which formed the fifth revised edition of The botanical text-book . Hitherto, CD had been consulting First lessons in botany (A.  Gray 1857) for information on phyllotaxy, following Hugh Falconer’s claim that the angles of leaves in a spiral up a stem ‘go by as fixed a law as that of Gravity & never vary ’ (see letter to Asa Gray, 20 April [1863] and n.  14, …
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