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To Asa Gray   2 March [1860]

Summary

Has been ill with pleurisy.

Sends more corrections and additions for American edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  2 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2718

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   2 March [1860] …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (24) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Mar [1860] Asa Gray
  • … the relationship to the following letter and to the letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860] . …
  • … Probably the letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860 . CD replied …
  • … to it in his next letter to Gray ( letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860] ). …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860] . …

From Asa Gray   [10 January 1860]

Summary

Agassiz denounces Origin as "atheistical";

AG is currently reviewing it [in Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 29 (1860): 153–84].

Jeffries Wyman praises it, though not a convert.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 26a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2631

Matches: 14 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   [10 January 1860] …
  • … DAR 98 (ser. 2): 26a Asa Gray unstated [10 Jan 1860] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … I will mention them hereafter— No time now. Ever dear Darwin | Yours sincerely | Asa Gray
  • … Hooker, 5 January 1860 , and letter from Asa Gray, 23 January [1860] . …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … by the relationship to the letter to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] , in which CD refers to ‘ …
  • … perhaps on the basis of the letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 . The …
  • … version of Origin . See also letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860 , and letter to John …
  • … history in the United States, see Appel 1988 . See also letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.   …
  • … States. See n.  7, below, and letter to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] . Details concerning …
  • … of the extract, see the letter to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] , n.  10. At a meeting of …
  • … see Dupree 1959 , p.  267–8, and letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 ). …
  • … Hooker, [20 December 1859] , and letter to Asa Gray, 21 December [1859] ). CD consequently …

To Asa Gray   24 October [1860]

Summary

Has been consulting with John Murray about the possibility of publishing AG’s three Atlantic Monthly articles [see 2910] as a pamphlet, but has been strongly advised against it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2961

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   24 October [1860] …
  • … Herbarium, Harvard University (33) Charles Robert Darwin Eastbourne 24 Oct [1860] Asa Gray
  • … CD had sent it to the Saturday Review . See letter to Asa Gray, 26 September [1860] . …
  • … Emma Darwin’s diary). See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1860] . The letter from Charles …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  9. See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1860] and n.  4. CD refers …
  • … if a little Book could be got up by Asa Gray for the theological part is so admirable & …

To Asa Gray   14 December [1860]

Summary

Encloses note from Huxley [see 3022], who would be grateful for Chauncey Wright’s review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3023

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   14 December [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (39) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Dec [1860] Asa Gray
  • … Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of …
  • … Wright published in England. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1860] . CD refers to the …
  • … early in 1861 (Gray 1861). See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1860] . The review had …
  • … For CD’s comments on the second part, see the letter to Asa Gray, 26 September [1860] . …
  • … William Henry Harvey’s letter to Asa Gray, dated 3 November 1860, is in the Gray …

DCP-LETT-2653A

Summary

Origin reached AG at Christmas. Louis Agassiz cannot abide the book and has publicly denounced it as atheism. AG feels bound to defend the book and counter the "demagogue" Agassiz. Has written a long article to this end [Am. J. Sci. and Arts 2d ser. 29 (1860): 153–84].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Francis Boott
Date:  16 Jan 1860
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2653A

Matches: 2 hits

  • Gray, Asa Boott, Francis …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 16 Jan 1860 Francis …

To Asa Gray   11 December [1860]

Summary

The pamphlet of AG’s Origin reviews [Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology (1861)]. CD will bear half the costs of publishing.

Will write to Huxley about Chauncey Wright’s review of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3017

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   11 December [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (38) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Dec [1860] Asa Gray
  • … advised against it on the grounds of cost (see letter to Asa Gray, 24 October [1860] ). …
  • … See also letters to Asa Gray, 31 October [1860] and 26 November [1860] . The review was …
  • … September 1860 . See also letters to Asa Gray, 19 October [1860] and 24 October [1860] . …
  • … Quarterly, & Lyell’s answer was read “Asa Gray in Atlantic”. I will write to Huxley about …
  • … 1861 indicates that he paid £ 7 10 s. to ‘Asa Gray for Pamphlet’. Archibald Campbell Tait, …

From Asa Gray   [10 July 1860]

Summary

Cases of "dioecio-dimorphism" as in primroses are widespread. AG always considered them the first step toward bisexuality.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 July 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2819

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   [10 July 1860] …
  • … DAR 110 (ser. 2): 77 Asa Gray unstated [10 July 1860] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … CD thanked Gray for these ‘valuable hints’ in the letter to Asa Gray, 11 August [1860] . …
  • … Dated by CD’s statement in the letter to Asa Gray, 11 August [1860] : ‘I received your …

To Asa Gray   18 May [1860]

Summary

Bitter and incessant attacks on the Origin.

Any truth in it has been saved only by a small body of men like Lyell, AG, Hooker, and Huxley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  18 May [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2808

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   18 May [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (14) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 May [1860] Asa Gray
  • … not been found, but see the letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860 . Gray had forwarded to …
  • … published (see enclosure to letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860 ). The second letter to …
  • … May 1860] . [R.  Owen] 1860a. See letter to Asa Gray, 3 April [1860] and nn.  4 and 5. CD …
  • … sent this letter on to CD as well. See also letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860 , n.   …
  • … 2, and letter to Asa Gray, 22 May [1860] . The first three printings of Origin published …
  • … text, and a supplement of seven pages of additional changes that CD sent to Asa Gray (see …
  • … letters to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] , 1 February [1860] , [8 or 9 February 1860] , and …

To Asa Gray   8 March [1860]

Summary

Further additions and corrections for American Origin.

Views of Owen, G. H. K. Thwaites, and W. H. Harvey on CD’s theories.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2726

Matches: 11 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   8 March [1860] …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (31) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Mar [1860] Asa Gray
  • … University Library. See letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860 , and also Dupree 1959 , …
  • … pp.  271–2. See letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860 . …
  • … J. Johnson. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … in the United States (see letters from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860] , [17 January 1860] , …
  • … into the edition (see letters to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] , 1 February [1860] , and [8  …
  • … 9 February 1860] ). See also letter to Asa Gray, 2 March [1860] . The additional material …
  • … 1860a) to the new American edition (see letter to Asa Gray, [8 or 9 February 1860] ). CD …
  • … of the review in February (see letters to Asa Gray, 18 February [1860] and 24 February [ …

To Asa Gray   21 December [1860]

Summary

Asks AG to send his reviews [of Origin] as soon as he has definitely fixed on a title for the pamphlet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  21 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (J. L. Gray autograph collection 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3028

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   21 December [1860] …
  • … J. L. Gray autograph collection 50) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Dec [1860] Asa Gray
  • … at top of diag - intentional gap. by Asa Gray Professor of Botany, &c. &c. ? Trubner & Co: …
  • … could be distributed in England. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1860] . CD added a ‘ …
  • … been separately published by Professor Asa Gray as a pamphlet, about 60 pages in length. …
  • … of Species, and of its American Reviewers. By Asa Gray, M.D. , Fisher Professor of Natural …

From Asa Gray   23 January 1860

Summary

American edition of Origin. AG’s assessment of the book’s weak and strong points. Suggests Jeffries Wyman would be a useful source of facts and hints for CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 22–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2663

Matches: 14 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   23 January 1860 …
  • … DAR 98 (ser. 2): 22–5 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 23 Jan 1860 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of the theory in Gray 1859 , p.  446 ( ibid . , letter to Asa Gray, 24 December [1859] ). …
  • … Conn. : Archon Books, Shoe String Press. Gray, Asa. 1859. On the coiling of tendrils. …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … Letter from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860] . Gray refers to the proof-sheets of the second …
  • … by John Murray. See also letter from Asa Gray, [17 January 1860] . Gray refers to the New …
  • … from a letter from D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray, dated 19 January [1860], in the Gray …
  • … of geographical distribution. In a letter to Asa Gray, 11 August [1858] ( Correspondence …
  • … I long to say about it. — Ever Yours | Asa Gray. 0.1 My Dear … D r . Hooker.  5.2] crossed …
  • … in their proper places’. See letter to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860] , and Appendix IV.   …
  • … 1959, pp.  685–6). See also letter to Asa Gray, [ 15? February 1860]. CD was critical of …
  • … to Joseph Dalton Hooker. See letter to Asa Gray, 7 January [1860] and n.  4. James Dwight …

To Asa Gray   24 February [1860]

Summary

Last sheets of AG’s review of Origin have arrived. CD’s comments and criticisms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2713

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   24 February [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (23) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Feb [1860] Asa Gray
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1859. On the coiling of tendrils. American …
  • … J.   D.  Hooker, 11 May [1859] , and to Asa Gray, 24 December [1859]. Brewster 1855 , 2: …
  • … 23 February [1860] . See letter to Asa Gray, 18 February [1860] and n.  5. CD followed …

To Asa Gray   7 January [1860]

Summary

Comments on AG’s memoir on Japanese plants [see 2599]; relationship of Japanese flora to N. American.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  7 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2645

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   7 January [1860] …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1859. On the coiling of tendrils. American …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (15) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Jan [1860] Asa Gray
  • … see Correspondence vol.  7, letter to Asa Gray, 24 December [1859] ). Several months …
  • … 1859] and 28 [December 1859] , and to Asa Gray, 11 November [1859] and 24 December [1859]. …

To Asa Gray   [8 or 9 February 1860]

Summary

Sends historical preface and corrections for American edition of Origin;

would have liked AG’s review [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 29 (1860): 153–84] at the head.

Agrees with AG’s assessment of weak points.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  [8 or 9 Feb 1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2701

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   [8 or 9 February 1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (11) Charles Robert Darwin Down [8 or 9 Feb 1860] Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860 . The sentence was corrected in Origin US ed. , …
  • … 186–7. Jeffries Wyman and James Dwight Dana. See letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860 . …
  • … 1853, pp.  186–7. See the enclosure with the letter to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860] . …
  • … corrections that CD sent ( letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860] ), had to be listed …
  • … see Correspondence vol.8, Appendix IV.  See also letter to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860] . …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860 . In the authorised American edition of Origin , …

From Asa Gray   20 February 1860

Summary

Arrangements for the American edition of Origin.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1860
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2706

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   20 February 1860 …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (37) Asa Gray unstated 20 Feb 1860 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See enclosure. See letter to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860] and enclosure. Gray apparently …
  • … American edition of Origin . See letter to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] . Gray’s review of …
  • … Ever, Dear Darwin, | Yours cordially | Asa Gray New York Feb 17/60 Dear Sir Yr favor of 15 …

To Asa Gray   28 January [1860]

Summary

If an American edition of Origin is considered worth while, CD would like AG’s reviews prefixed to it.

Will use all his strength to produce first part of his three-volume big work [Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2665

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   28 January [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (43) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Jan [1860] Asa Gray
  • … American edition of Origin . See letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 , …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  7, letter to Asa Gray, 4 April [1858] . The enclosure has not …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  7. See the letters to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860] and [8 or 9  …
  • … the missing section of the letter from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860] . His review of Origin …
  • … CD until mid-February (see letter to Asa Gray, [15? February 1860]). For CD’s arrangement …
  • … 1 April 1859 . See also letter to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860] . CD refers to Jeffries …

To Asa Gray   26 November [1860]

Summary

Has reread AG’s third Atlantic Monthly article. It is admirable, but CD cannot go as far as AG on design.

Mentions other opinions and reviews of Origin.

Relates some experiments on Drosera showing its extreme sensitivity; requests some observations on orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  26 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2998

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   26 November [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (27) Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 Nov [1860] Asa Gray
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … of Gray’s letters has been found. Letter to Asa Gray, 31 October [1860] . CD refers to the …
  • … 3d ser.  6 (1860): 373–86. See letter to Asa Gray, 26 September [1860] . CD received the …
  • … orchid genus Spiranthes . See letter to Asa Gray, 31 October [1860] and the enclosure. CD …
  • … pp.  406–25) in September. See letter to Asa Gray, 26 September [1860] . CD annotated this …

To Asa Gray   1 February [1860]

Summary

CD is glad there is to be an American edition of Origin printed from the corrected 2d English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2676

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   1 February [1860] …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (44) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Feb [1860] Asa Gray
  • … Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of …
  • … revised American edition of Origin . See letters from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860] and [17  …
  • … January 1860] , and letter to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] . CD refers to the suggestion …
  • … electrotyped Origin (see letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860 , n.  2), CD’s corrections …
  • … See the enclosure and also the letter to Asa Gray, [8 or 9 February 1860] . CD refers to [ …
  • … may have been sent in the letter to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] , there CD states that he …

To Asa Gray   11 August [1860]

Summary

Agassiz is strongly opposed to Origin, but CD thinks K. E. von Baer may come out in support.

Discusses the possibility of favourable monstrosities in the light of Theophilus Parsons’ essay ["On the origin of species", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 30 (1860): 1–13].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 Aug [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2896

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   11 August [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (35) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Aug [1860] Asa Gray
  • … the black pigs of Florida (see letter to Asa Gray, 3 April [1860] ). The ‘story’ was given …
  • … from Jeffries Wyman, [ c . 15] September 1860. See letter from Asa Gray, [10 July 1860] . …
  • … 4 August 1860, p.  161. See letters to Asa Gray, 22 July [1860] , and to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   5 January 1860

Summary

Opinions on the Origin: AG thinks it masterly; Agassiz considers it very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2638

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker    5 January 1860 …
  • … DAR 98 (ser. 2): 20–1 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 5 Jan 1860 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … appear until 1873. See letter from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860] . William Jackson Hooker, …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … structure of glaciers. See letters from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860] , [17 January 1860] , …
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