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From Asa Gray   7 May 1866

Summary

Thinks a new U. S. edition of Origin is needed.

Gives observations on the climbing habits of Bignonia capreolata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5081

Matches: 16 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   7 May 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 150 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 7 May 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Winks 1960 , pp.  221–2). See letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  17. On Andrew …
  • … in the southern states, see the letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.   …
  • … 16. See letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  9. Variation was published in January  …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] . In his letter to Gray of 16 April [1866], CD …
  • … by his publisher John Murray. See letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  11. Gray had …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  7, letter to Asa Gray, 21 December [1859] , and letter to John …
  • … sold (see Correspondence vol.  8, letter to Asa Gray, 22 May [1860] and enclosure 1). The …
  • … between 1861 and 1865 has been found. See letter from Asa Gray, 3 July 1866 . Gray refers …
  • … of Ticknor & Fields (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 ). D.  Appleton and Co.  did …
  • … vol.  14, Appendix IV). See letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and nn.  13 and 14. See …
  • … trees covered with mosses and lichens (see ibid. , letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] , …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 11 July 1864 ). Bignonia caproleata is discussed in ‘Climbing …
  • … the United States, see the letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  15. Fenian troops …

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

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   10 October 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 155 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 Oct 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . CD had asked his publisher, John Murray, …
  • … edition of Origin to Gray (see letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] ). When Gray mentioned …
  • … sent a bound copy by Murray (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  6). CD’s …
  • … self-fertilised plants (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and nn.  13 and 14). …
  • … and additional material (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  7). Gray had …
  • … better terms for CD (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 and n.  2). Gray had sent CD …
  • … of Rhamnus from a nursery (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  9). CD had …
  • … as two European examples (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  11). Acorus …

From Asa Gray   27 August 1866

Summary

Hopes to make good arrangement for publication of CD’s Variation.

Agassiz claims to have proved all of America was covered with unbroken ice during the glacial period.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5198

Matches: 9 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   27 August 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 154 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 27 Aug 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … s notes are for his reply to Gray’s letter (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] ). …
  • … Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of …
  • … P.S. I have just received a letter from Asa Gray with following passage, so that according …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] , …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 7 August 1866  and n.  6. D.  Appleton & Co.  was …
  • … Ticknor & Fields. See the letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] and n.  5. Louis Agassiz …

To Asa Gray   4 August [1866]

Summary

Thanks for AG’s trouble about new edition of Origin.

Will be printing his new book [Variation] at the end of the year.

[Forwarded by AG, with covering note, to Mr Fields of Ticknor & Fields.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5177

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   4 August [1866] …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (85) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Aug [1866] Asa Gray
  • … the American edition of Origin , see the letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  11. …
  • … this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 . Gray was in communication with …
  • … US edition of Origin (see letter from Asa Gray, 18 July 1866 ). Gray had suggested that …
  • … for the American market (see letter from Asa Gray, 18 July 1866 ). On Murray’s reasons for …
  • … of his new book. | Truly Yours | Asa Gray’. In the event, the first American edition of …

From Asa Gray   18 July 1866

Summary

Appleton’s cannot alter their plates so as to reproduce revised work [Origin, 4th ed.]. Has made it clear that CD could not do otherwise than object strenuously to course they intend to pursue, and has asked them to return the sheets. Wishes CD’s publisher would supply U. S. market with large numbers of copies, as the English edition could well compete with any American one. Encloses [statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin to 1 February 1866].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1866
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 149–150); DAR 159: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5160

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   18 July 1866 …
  • … of the American edition of Origin , see the letter from Asa Gray, 7 May 1866  and n.  3. …
  • … Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 149–150); DAR 159: 80 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 18 July 1866 Charles …
  • … Appleton’s for years’ (see letter from Asa Gray, 7 May 1866  and n.  3, and n.  8, below). …
  • … edition of the work. See letter from Asa Gray, 3 July 1866  and n.  5. ‘Sign n. ’: i.e. , …
  • … Freeman 1977 , p.  124). See letter from Asa Gray, 3 July 1866 , n.  7. The statement of …
  • … 6 by D.  APPLETON & CO. , for account of Asa Gray On hand last account, 197 On hand this …
  • … the American edition of Origin , see the letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  11. …
  • … have not been found; see letter from Asa Gray, 3 July 1866 . CD forwarded Gray’s letter to …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  8, letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860  and n.  2, and Appendix …

From Asa Gray   6 November [1866]

Summary

Arranges for distribution of new [4th] English edition of Origin in the U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5268

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 November [1866] …
  • … DAR 165: 156 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 6 Nov [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Smithsonian (see letter from Joseph Henry to Asa Gray, 31 October 1866, Historic Letters …

From Asa Gray   7 August 1866

Summary

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

Matches: 10 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   7 August 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 153 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 7 Aug 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. Gray, Asa. 1866. Note on a regular dimerous flower of …
  • … of Science and Arts 2d ser. 42: 195. Gray, Asa. 1867. Manual of the botany of the northern …
  • … any day. I am so glad you are so well: pray keep so, Ever Yours affectionately | Asa Gray
  • … over spontaneous generation (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.   …
  • … Hooker, 6 July 1863 , and letter from Asa Gray, 21 July 1863 ). On the role of Wyman’s …
  • … edition of Origin , see the letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  11. Apparently …
  • … enclosure has not been found. See letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] and n.  3. The first …

From Asa Gray   3 July 1866

Summary

Is trying to arrange a new American edition of Origin.

Gives notes on Passiflora acerifolia [on cover].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5141

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   3 July 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 151 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 3 July 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … D.  Appleton & Co. (see letter from Asa Gray, 7 May 1866  and nn.  3–4). The enclosure has …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13, letter from Asa Gray, 6 November 1865 ). The notes are apparently …
  • … edition of Origin , see the letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  11. The firm did …

To Asa Gray   10 September [1866]

Summary

L. Agassiz’s evidence [for glaciation of America] is very weak.

Thanks AG for arranging for American edition of Variation, but doubts that the book will be successful.

Has found no differences in pollen of Rhamnus so cannot conjecture whether it is dimorphic.

The common oxlip of England is certainly a hybrid between the primrose and the cowslip whereas Primula elatior is a good species.

Reports experiments on the relative vigour of seedlings from cross- and self-fertilised plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  10 Sept [1866]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5210

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   10 September [1866] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (92) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1866] Asa Gray
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 . When Leonard Darwin was …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] and 28 July [1862] ). …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 . Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz’s letter to …
  • … 9] September [1866] and n.  6. See letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 . CD had asked his …
  • … recast most of the book. See letter from Asa Gray, 18 July 1866  and n.  6. CD refers to …
  • … Fields to publish it (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 ). Gray had enclosed …

To Asa Gray   16 April [1866]

Summary

AG’s second article on Climbing plants [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 41 (1866): 125–30].

Fritz Müller’s observations on Rubiaceae.

New edition [4th] of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 Apr [1866]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5057

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   16 April [1866] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (96) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 Apr [1866] Asa Gray
  • … Conn. : Archon Books, Shoe String Press. Gray, Asa. 1865–6. On the movements and habits of …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 7 May 1866 . The second part of Gray’s …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13, letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1865] ). CD’s lightly annotated …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  8, letter from Asa Gray, 23 January 1860  and n.  2. After the …

To John Murray   23 October [1866]

Summary

A letter from Asa Gray informs CD that Ticknor & Fields will not publish a new edition of Origin to compete with Appleton’s unrevised edition. They recommend sending copies of the English edition for the American market.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  23 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 151–152)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5253

Matches: 5 hits

  • … A letter from Asa Gray informs CD that Ticknor & Fields will not publish a new edition of …
  • … because of typesetting difficulties (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.   …
  • … 7). See letter from Asa Gray, 10 October 1866 . No review by Gray of the fourth edition of …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 10 October 1866 . See letter from John …
  • … declined both offers (see letters from Asa Gray, 18 July 1866 , 27 August 1866 , and 10  …

To J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1866]

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Summary

Thanks for Asa Gray’s letter, enclosed.

Knew JDH would not care about omissions but was vexed at his own forgetfulness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 291
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5112

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Thanks for Asa Gray’s letter, enclosed. Knew JDH would not care about omissions but was …
  • … Hooker evidently enclosed a letter from Asa Gray with his letter of [2 June 1866] . There …
  • … of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray letters, ff.  411–12). CD had complained of …
  • … My dear Hooker. — Many thanks for Asa Gray, as I always like to read him. I was very …

To John Murray   16 October [1866]

Summary

Arrangements for woodcuts [in Variation]. Hopes to be ready to print early in 1867.

Encloses letter from Asa Gray [5160] about Appleton’s refusal to alter their plates for a new edition of Origin.

CD asks JM to consider Gray’s plan to have the English edition compete with the American.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  16 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 147–148)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5245

Matches: 4 hits

  • … early in 1867. Encloses letter from Asa Gray [ 5160 ] about Appleton’s refusal to alter …
  • … and n.  14. CD enclosed the letter from Asa Gray, 18 July 1866 ; Gray had suggested that …
  • … of Origin . See also the letter from Asa Gray, 10 October 1866 . The first printing of the …
  • … of the enclosed note from Professor Asa Gray & then tear it up; twice over he has urged …

To J. D. Hooker   31 May [1866]

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Comments on JDH’s list – very good, but Orchids and Primula paper have too indirect a bearing to be worth mentioning. The Eozoon is a very important fact and to a much lesser degree the Archaeopteryx. Müller’s Für Darwin [1864] perhaps the most important contribution.

CD has forgotten to mention Bates on variation and JDH’s Arctic paper ["Distribution of Arctic plants", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 251–348] in new edition of Origin.

Now finds that Owen claims to be originator of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 290
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5106

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Society of London 21 (1865): 51–9. [Gray, Asa. ] 1860c. Darwin on the origin of species. …
  • … also Correspondence vol.  11, letters from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863  and 21 July 1863 . For a …
  • … been the originator of Natural Selection: —Asa Gray always said he w d .  do so. — I liked …
  • … 246–7. In an unsigned review of Origin , Asa Gray had stated that Owen might have been …

To J. D. Hooker   25 September [1866]

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Susan Darwin still lives, but is dying.

Requests an Erica massoni to compare with Drosera.

On L. Agassiz’s "astonishing" view that Amazon Valley was filled with gigantic glacier. Asa Gray says LA is determined to cover the globe with glaciers in order to destroy "Darwinian views".

Excellent review of A. Murray [The geographical distribution of mammals] in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1866): 902].

Frankland’s Royal Institution lecture ["On the source of muscular power" Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 4 (1862–6): 661–85].

Wallace’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Sept [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5217

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Valley was filled with gigantic glacier. Asa Gray says LA is determined to cover the globe …
  • … There never was so monstrous a notion. Asa Gray says he started with determination to …
  • … in correspondence with Charles Lyell, Asa Gray, and Fritz Müller (see letter to Charles …
  • … Lyell, 8[–9] September [1866] , letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] , and letter to …
  • … his South American trip (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866  and n.  3; for a brief …

To J. D. Hooker   16 May [1866]

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Glad to see Asa Gray’s letter.

Asks whether he may insert a sentence about Cape Verde alpine plants in new edition [4th] of Origin.

Fears "twaddle" may also be the word for his two chapters on cultivated plants. Asks for Crawfurd’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 289, 289b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5091

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Glad to see Asa Gray’s letter. Asks whether he may insert a sentence about Cape Verde …
  • … 1866 . Hooker had enclosed a letter from Asa Gray. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, 13 May  …
  • … dear Hooker I have been very glad to see Asa Gray’s letter; but how I sh d have liked to …

From J. D. Hooker   13 May 1866

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Refers to enclosure from Asa Gray

with whom he can talk calmly now that war is over. North had no right to resort to bloodshed.

Startled by CD’s attendance at Royal Society soirée.

Has asked E. B. Tylor to make up questions for consuls and missionaries, through whose wives a lot of most curious information [for Descent?] could be obtained.

Tying umbilical cord has always been a mystery to JDH.

John Crawfurd’s paper on cultivated plants is shocking twaddle ["On the migration of cultivated plants in reference to ethnology", J. Bot. Br. & Foreign 4 (1866): 317–32].

R. T. Lowe back from Madeira.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 71–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5089

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Refers to enclosure from Asa Gray with whom he can talk calmly now that war is over. North …
  • … The enclosure, a letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker (see letter to J.   …
  • … 1866] ) has not been found. Hooker and Asa Gray had disagreed sharply over the American …
  • … and Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 18 February 1862 ). CD sometimes shared …

From John Murray   18 October [1866]

Summary

JM states he will publish [Variation] on same basis as Origin, i.e., paying CD two-thirds of the profits.

In response to Asa Gray’s suggestion, he could supply Ticknor & Fields with 250 copies [of Origin, 4th ed.] at half-price.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5246

Matches: 2 hits

  • … two-thirds of the profits. In response to Asa Gray’s suggestion, he could supply Ticknor & …
  • … Ticknor & Fields was a Boston firm that Asa Gray had approached about publishing Origin …

To T. H. Huxley   22 December [1866]

Summary

First impressions of Haeckel’s Generelle morphologie.

Has received THH’s [Lessons in elementary] Physiology [1866]

and reread Man’s place.

Asks THH to read revised "Hybridism" chapter in new edition of Origin. Hopes it will change THH’s view.

Convinced of P. S. Pallas’ view of loss of sterility under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5315

Matches: 3 hits

  • … think, & have come to more definite views— Asa Gray & Fritz Müller (the latter especially) …
  • … criterion of specific distinction’. Asa Gray had recently written that the resemblance of …
  • … point’ in favour of CD (see letter from Asa Gray, 10 October 1866  and n.  7). Müller had …

From Thomas Rivers   17 May 1866

Summary

Will be sure to send the Cytisus and Laburnum blooms when they flower.

Author:  Thomas Rivers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5094

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 7 January [1863] ). CD had also asked Asa Gray about cases of buds with blended characters …
  • … produced at the junction of stock and graft (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] ). …
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