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To Asa Gray   19 April [1865]

Summary

Congratulates AG on the "grand news of Richmond".

Still interested in dimorphism and would welcome new cases.

Working on Variation

and correcting proofs of Climbing plants.

Would like seed of AG’s dimorphic Plantago.

Cannot understand how the wind could fertilise reciprocally dimorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4467

Matches: 22 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   19 April [1865] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (77) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Apr [1865] Asa Gray
  • … 12, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] ). See also Autobiography , p.  129. …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 15 and 17 May 1865 . …
  • … Letter from Asa Gray, 17 January 1865 ; CD wrote ‘19 th ’ in error. Richmond, Virginia, …
  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  11, letters to Asa Gray, 26 June [1863] and 4  …
  • … August [1863] , and letter from Asa Gray, 1 September 1863 , and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 2: 45–63. ] Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … and CD (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1862] , …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 31 March [1862] , and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 11, letters to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and 4  …
  • … August [1863] , and letter from Asa Gray, 27 January 1863 ). See also Colp 1978 . For …
  • … his opposition to slavery, see the letter from Asa Gray, 17  January 1865  and n.  11. CD …
  • … Herbarium (see Dupree 1959 , pp.  327–9, and letter from Asa Gray, 17 January 1865 ). The …
  • … herbarium is discussed in the letters from Asa Gray, 16 February 1864  and 11 July 1864 ( …
  • … on several occasions (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [ …
  • … 1862] , and letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 , and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 11, letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] and n.  14). …
  • … Plantago from Gray (see letter from Asa Gray, 15 and 17 May 1865 ); his observations on …
  • … to W.  E.  Darwin, 14 May [1864] , and letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] ). See also CD’s …
  • … to Louis Agassiz. In his letter to Asa Gray, 1 January [1857] ( Correspondence vol.  6), …

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

Matches: 15 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   24 July 1865 …
  • … DAR 165: 148 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 24 July 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1865–6. On the movements and habits …
  • … an introduction to CD (see letter from Asa Gray, 15 and 17 May 1865  and nn.  12 and 13). …
  • … 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] and n.  16; see also …
  • … 1876. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press …
  • … by Gray (A.  Gray 1858; see letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] and n.  16). Gray refers …
  • … pollinated by insects. See Correspondence vol.  6, letter from Asa Gray, [August 1857] , …
  • … and letter to Asa Gray, 29 November [1857] . CD’s observations on A.  cirrhosa as a …
  • … plants’ , pp.  44, 111. Jane Loring Gray and Asa Gray may have been going to Gray’s family …
  • … is to Frances Wedgwood (see letter from Asa Gray, 15 and 17 May 1865  and n.  11). Charles …
  • … the American Civil War. See letter from Asa Gray, 15 and 17 May 1865  and n.  6. Over the …
  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  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 …

To Asa Gray   15 August [1865]

Summary

Gratified by AG’s praise of "Climbing plants".

Thanks for Specularia seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Aug [1865]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4882

Matches: 14 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   15 August [1865] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (87) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Aug [1865] Asa Gray
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865 . …
  • … Letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865 . CD refers …
  • … praise of ‘Climbing plants’ (see letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865  and n.  5). Gray had …
  • … would have been sufficient (see letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865 ; see also ‘Climbing …
  • … is not mentioned. See letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865  and n.  3. CD had earlier …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 23 February [1863] and nn.  22–3; for more on …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 29 October [1864] and n.  13). For CD’s …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] and n.  10. Reports in …
  • … defeat of the South, see the letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865  and nn.  13 and 14. See …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 29 October [1864] ). CD refers to Lubbock  …
  • … to Frances Wedgwood (see letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865  and n.  10). CD had evidently …

From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865

Summary

Reports Lincoln’s murder.

The end of Civil War is in sight.

Must look at dimorphism in Plantago.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 17 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4833

Matches: 15 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865 …
  • … DAR 165: 147 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 15 May 1865 17 May 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … London: Linnean Society of London. 1888. Gray, Asa. 1865–6. On the movements and habits of …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] . Gray’s letter …
  • … has not been found. See letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] . With the fall of Richmond, …
  • … Publishing. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … Europe ( ibid. , p.  7). See letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [ 1865] and n.  6. The United …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 23 February [1863] and n.  19). On …
  • … Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa Gray, 31 December 1861 , n.  12). Other incidents …
  • … 1862 and 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  9, letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1861] , n.  3, …
  • … and Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Asa Gray, 23 November 1863  and nn.  8 and 9). …
  • … 1991 , pp.  651–63). See letter from Asa Gray, 17 January 1865  and n.  10. In his letter …
  • … of the paper by June 1865 (see letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] and n.  16). Gray …
  • … did not visit CD (see letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865 ). Brace was a philanthropist who …

From Asa Gray   6 November 1865

Summary

Discusses "Climbing plants" and his own abstract of it.

CD should publish results of self-fertilising dimorphic plants.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4930

Matches: 10 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 November 1865 …
  • … DAR 165: 149 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 6 Nov 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Belknap Press of Harvard University. Gray, Asa. 1865–6. On the movements and habits of …
  • … The second half of CD’s last letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1865] , was written by Emma …
  • … Press. 1927–96. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : …
  • … Pamphlet Collection–CUL. See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1865] and n.  3. Benjamin …
  • … See Dupree 1959 , pp.  121–2, 258, 285. See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1865] and n.   …
  • … 4. See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1865] and n.  10. See also letter from B.  D.   …
  • … had died in 1852 ( DAB ). See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1865] . Stephens’s first …

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

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   17 January 1865 …
  • … DAR 165: 146 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 17 Jan 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … vols.  9–11 and this volume, letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] . CD was presented with …
  • … Publishing. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … 1864b (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] ). CD had …
  • … interest in Crüger 1864  in his letter to Asa Gray, 25 February [1864] ( Correspondence …
  • … cuckoos in an enclosure to his letter to Asa Gray of 29 October [1864] ( Correspondence …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1864 , which includes a note …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1864 ). In his letter of 7  …
  • … herbarium is discussed in the letters from Asa Gray, 16 February 1864  and 11 July 1864 ( …

To Asa Gray   19 October [1865]

Summary

AG’s article on climbing plants [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 40 (1865): 273–82] is admirable and complimentary.

Reports Fritz Müller’s observations on climbers.

Experiments on dimorphism with Mitchella and Pulmonaria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4919

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   19 October [1865] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (93) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Oct [1865] Asa Gray
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1865–6. On the movements and habits …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and n.  5). CD’s results …

To Henry Wentworth Acland   8 December [1865]

Summary

Acknowledges HWA’s oration.

Discusses design in nature, Asa Gray’s views, and his own confusion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Wentworth Acland
Date:  8 Dec [1865]
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Acland d. 81, fols. 63–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4948

Matches: 7 hits

  • … HWA’s oration. Discusses design in nature, Asa Gray’s views, and his own confusion. …
  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. [Gray, Asa. ] 1860c. Darwin on the origin of species. …
  • … and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1863] . CD expressed his …
  • … a good deal on the subject with Professor Asa Gray but I confess I finished in hopeless …
  • … in the common meaning of the word. Asa Gray, who believes in Nat. Selection, believes that …
  • … of design in nature at length with Asa Gray (see especially Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 8, letters to Asa Gray, 22 May [1860] , 3 July [1860] , and 26 November [1860] ). In 1860, …

From Jeffries Wyman   22 September 1865

Summary

Discusses the climbing movements of plants and describes experiment to establish a mechanical explanation for double spiralling movements of tendrils.

Author:  Jeffries Wyman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 181: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4897

Matches: 4 hits

  • … was not easy to understand (see letter to Asa Gray 15 August [1865] and n.  4). CD did not …
  • … CD had sent a copy of ‘Climbing plants’ to Asa Gray, who evidently lent it …
  • … to Wyman (see letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] ). For Wyman’s views on contractility in …
  • … as a mechanical necessity (see letter from Asa Gray, 24 July 1865  and n.  6); however, CD …

From B. D. Walsh   12 November 1865

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s paper on "Climbing plants".

Mentions Asa Gray’s complimentary notice in Silliman’s Journal [Am. J. Sci. and Arts 2d ser. 40 (1865): 273–82].

His difficulty in understanding how males of Daphnia or any other genus can produce eggs. If there is no impregnation, how can there be sexual organs? Why call one form male and another female?

He has sent CD his paper on "the new Potato Bug".

Will soon send "On Phytophagi Species & Unity of Coloration". [phytophagic!?]

Complaints about practices of the English Post Office.

His current research and description of the rationale of his experiments.

Author:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1865
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Riley bequest of 1948)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4934A

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1865–6. On the movements and habits of …
  • … CD’s paper on "Climbing plants". Mentions Asa Gray’s complimentary notice in Silliman’s …
  • … of your Paper in Silliman’s Journal by Asa Gray—the July number if I recollect right. He …
  • … March 1865 and n.  2. The first part of Asa Gray’s review of ‘Climbing plants’ appeared in …
  • … founder, Benjamin Silliman. See letter from Asa Gray, 6 November 1865  and n.  3. In his …

From John Scott   10 April 1865

Summary

Comments on CD’s Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31]

and on H. Crüger’s orchid paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 127–35].

May take position at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Regrets he cannot be elected to Linnean Society.

Pleased Asa Gray has commented on JS’s paper.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4810

Matches: 4 hits

  • … he cannot be elected to Linnean Society. Pleased Asa Gray has commented on JS’s paper. …
  • … 1864] and n.  9). Scott refers to Asa Gray’s review of Scott 1864b entitled ‘Dioico- …
  • … of its contents (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] , …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 3 October 1864 ). Scott began his paper on Primula with a …

From William Duppa Crotch   10 April 1865

Summary

Supports Atlantis hypothesis.

Author:  William Duppa Crotch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4811

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Transactions of the sections, pp. 67–8. Gray, Asa. 1858–9. Diagnostic characters of new …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … must have been a perfect Noah’s Ark) as Asa Gray supposes— The utter non-existence of …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [or 28 September 1865]

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Summary

Agrees with JDH on difference in grief over loss of father and of child. His love of his father.

The Reader.

Politics and science.

Health improved by Bence Jones’s diet.

[Dated "Thursday 27th" by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 or 28] Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 115: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4901

Matches: 4 hits

  • … observe them when very poorly. By the way Asa Gray approves of my paper on them. Did I …
  • … Darwin often read to CD (see letter to Asa Gray, 15 August [1865] and n.  9, and letter to …
  • … For Gray’s comments on the paper, see the letter from Asa Gray, 24 July  1865 . CD first …
  • … Bence Jones in July 1865 (see letter to Asa Gray, 15 August [1865] , n.  12). From 22  …

To A. R. Wallace   22 September [1865]

Summary

Crests as inherited variations; domesticated birds.

Belief in value of travel journals.

Current reading.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Sept [1865]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add. MS 46434 f. 56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4896

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 3 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] , and letter to A.  R.   …
  • … 26 May 1865] and 13 July 1865 ). CD had also recommended these books to Asa Gray (see …
  • … letter to Asa Gray 15 August [1865]). Lubbock 1865. CD probably refers to John Lubbock’s …

From Benjamin Dann Walsh   1 March 1865

Summary

Sends his paper on "Willow-galls" [Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philadelphia 3 (1864): 543–644].

Lengthy criticism of Agassiz’s views on species as stated in his Essay on classification [1857].

Interested by CD’s trimorphism in Lythrum. Thinks some great mystery may lie in the fact that in some genera, some species are tri-, some di-, and some monomorphic, and in other genera, Apis, Vespa, Bombus, all the known species are dimorphic.

Author:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1865
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4778

Matches: 5 hits

  • … species of Linum ’ , with a commentary by Asa Gray, were published in the September 1863  …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Asa Gray, 7 July 1863 . The journal was known as ‘ …
  • … also Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] . There is an annotated …
  • … Collection–CUL.  See also letter from Asa Gray, 17 January 1865  and n.  6. The article, ‘ …
  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to Asa Gray, 4 April [1858] and n.  6, and Correspondence …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 July 1865]

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Summary

Was glad to read JDH’s article on glaciers of Yorkshire ["Moraines of the Tees Valley", Reader 6 (1865): 70].

Reader article [6 (1865): 61–2] about English and foreign men of science is unjust.

Lubbock is now lost to science.

B. Verlot’s pamphlet on variations of flowers [Sur la production et la fixation des variétés dans les plantes d’ornement (1865)] is very good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 July 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4874

Matches: 2 hits

  • … when Hooker, William Jackson Hooker, and Asa Gray were visiting London together ( J.  L.   …
  • … Gray. Gray, Jane Loring, ed. 1893. Letters of Asa Gray. 2 vols. London: Macmillan and Co. …

From Charles Lyell   16 January 1865

Summary

His view of Origin.

Belief of Duke of Argyll that substituting "variation" and "selection" for creation deifies them.

Thinks Argyll would accept evolution except for man.

A’s view of humming-birds.

Describes discussion with [Victoria,] Princess Royal of Prussia, about evolution.

New edition of Elements consistent with Origin.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1865
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 384–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4746

Matches: 2 hits

  • … by Henry Denzinger. Rome: Herder. 1965. Gray, Asa. 1858–9. Diagnostic characters of new …
  • … was criticised on botanical grounds by Asa Gray and later by Daniel Oliver, who argued …

From Richard Spruce   [1865–77]

Summary

Notes on various instances of dimorphic stamens.

Author:  Richard Spruce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1865–77]
Classmark:  DAR 109: B119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4372

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1865d. New or little-known Polynesian …

From John Scott   20 January 1865

Summary

Comments on his Primula paper [see 4213].

Describes his situation in Calcutta.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4751

Matches: 2 hits

  • … notes, summarising the main points of the paper, to Asa Gray (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] ). Gray wrote a review of the paper in the …

To T. H. Huxley   4 October [1865]

Summary

Has done nothing since 1 May. Slowly getting better under Bence Jones’s diet.

The Reader has been sold – would regret its failure as a newspaper for general science.

Pangenesis is recovering from shock it received from THH’s criticism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 223)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4909

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Bence Jones in July 1865 (see letter to Asa Gray, 15 August [1865] and n.  12; see also …
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