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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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  • … DAR 106: D13–14 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 11 June 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Asa Gray   13 April 1863

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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   28 December 1875

Summary

AG’s notices of Insectivorous plants [Nation 22 (1876): 12–14, 30–2]

and Climbing plants [2d ed., Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 11 (1876): 69–74].

Use of flower peduncles for support in Maurandia. Transition from branches to tendrils.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 165: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10329

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  • … 22 (1876): 12–14, 30–2] and Climbing plants [2d ed. , Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 11 (1876): 69– …

From Asa Gray   17 January 1865

Summary

New herbarium is finished.

Congratulations on Copley Medal.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4747

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  • … 213–14, 244–6. For CD’s discussions with Gray on slavery, see Correspondence vols.  9–11

From Asa Gray   5 December 1864

Summary

Congratulates CD on the Copley Medal.

Is making inquiries on the habits of American cuckoos and sends a letter from Henry Bryant on that subject.

Discusses the Civil War.

Encloses letter from W. H. Leggett containing observations on Amphicarpaea.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 109: A87; DAR 165: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4699

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  • … and The Times , 11 November 1864, p.  10). Gray also refers to the 1812–14 war between the …

From Asa Gray   1 June 1857

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Comments on species with disjoined ranges; does not feel, despite CD’s expectations, that they tend to belong to small families.

Gives the proportion of U. S. trees in which the sexes are separate [see Natural selection, p. 62].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1857
Classmark:  DAR 8: 47bA
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2098

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  • … 7 — 2 d 8 — 0 9 — 1 m 10 — 1 p 11 — 2 p. d. 12 0 13 0 14 1-p 15 1 p 16 0 17 — 7 p. d. 18 — …

From Asa Gray   7 August 1866

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Appleton’s will not print a new edition of Origin.

AG has read sheets of new English edition [4th] and is much pleased by the passage on Richard Owen in the historical sketch.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5184

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  • 14. Gray alludes to experiments performed by his colleague at Harvard University, Jeffries Wyman, in order to test the claims of Louis Pasteur to have disproved the theory of spontaneous generation (see Wyman 1862 and 1867). Gray had previously defended Wyman as an accurate observer in the context of debates over spontaneous generation (see Correspondence vol.  11, …

From Asa Gray   22 September 1862

Summary

Last chapter of Orchids opens up a "knotty sort of question about accident or design".

Changes in orchid flowers as they age.

Thinks CD may find trimorphism in Nesaea verticillata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 118, 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3736

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  • 11. See letters to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] and [3–]4 September [1862] . See letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] , and letter from Asa Gray, 5 September 1862 . See letter to Asa Gray, [ 3–]4 September [1862] and nn.  14  …

From Asa Gray   24 July 1865

Summary

Is reading CD’s "Climbing plants".

The Civil War is ended; slavery is dead.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4877

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  • 11, letter from Asa Gray, 1 September 1863 , and this volume, letter to Asa Gray, 19  April [1865] ). For CD’s opposition to slavery, see also Journal of researches , pp.  27–8, Colp 1978 , and Browne 1995 , pp.  196–9, 213–14, …

From Asa Gray   10 October 1866

Summary

Does not think he can persuade American publishers to reprint [4th English ed. of] Origin in U. S. Suggests Murray supply copies of it and the new book [Variation] to the American market.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5237

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  • 11). Acorus calamus is native to North America ( Mabberley 1997 ). CD had reported to Gray the early results of his experiments on the relative growth and vigour of seedlings raised from cross-fertilised and self-fertilised plants; these indicated that the crossed seedlings were significantly larger than the seedlings from self-fertilised plants (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and nn.  13 and 14). …

From Asa Gray   26 May 1863

Summary

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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