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From Asa Gray   25 May 1868

Summary

CD’s book taking on famously. AG’s review in Nation [see 5921] and preface to American edition.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6206

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   25 May 1868 …
  • … Bibliography [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [Review of Variation. ] Nation 6 (19 March 1868): 234–6. …
  • … DAR 165: 164 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 25 May 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … mid-November 1868 (see letter from Asa Gray, 17 September 1868 , and letter from J.  D.   …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] . …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] and n.  2. Gray’s review in Nation is [A.  Gray] …
  • … Variation , published by Orange Judd & Co. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] and n.   …
  • … 3. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] and n.   …
  • … 5. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] and n.   …
  • … 6. Asa and Jane Loring Gray visited England from mid-September until …

From Asa Gray   24 February 1868

Summary

AG is writing notice of American edition of Variation [Nation 6 (1868): 234–6].

Pangenesis is "as good an hypothesis as one can now make".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5921

Matches: 7 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   24 February 1868 …
  • … Belknap Press of Harvard University. [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [Review of Variation. ] Nation …
  • … DAR 165: 161 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 24 Feb 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] …
  • … Press. 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : …
  • … advance of publication. See letter from Asa Gray, 14 January [1868] and n.  2 Gray refers …

To Asa Gray   8 May [1868]

Summary

AG’s review of Variation [Nation 6 (1868): 234–6] very good.

CD’s fondness for Pangenesis; although an "infant cherished by few", CD expects it to have a long life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 May [1868]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (94)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6167

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   8 May [1868] …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [Review of Variation. ] Nation 6 ( …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (94) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 May [1868] Asa Gray
  • … commented, ‘We doubt not that Professor Asa Gray … could show that natural selection, …
  • … contempt, says on this subject that Prof. Asa Gray could with the greatest ease smash me …
  • … 1868 ; see Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray, [after 17 September 1867] ). …
  • … See also letter from Asa Gray, 24 February 1868 . CD’s lightly annotated copy is at DAR …

From Asa Gray   17 September 1868

Summary

Reached Kew last evening.

Hooker is in Scotland for two or three days.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6370

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   17 September 1868 …
  • … DAR 165: 165 Asa Gray Kew 17 Sept 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jane Loring Gray and Asa Gray sailed from New York on 2 September 1868. CD had invited …

From Asa Gray   14 January [1868]

Summary

Has read sheets of Variation up to Pangenesis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5786

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   14 January [1868] …
  • … DAR 165: 160 Asa Gray unstated 14 Jan [1868] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 18 November 1867 ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter to Asa Gray, 16 October [1867] ). Chapter 27 ( Variation …

From Asa Gray   [25 February 1868 or later]

Summary

Discusses arrangements for American edition of Variation.

Observations on apparently inherited instinct in a dog.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Feb 1868 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2563

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   [25 February 1868 or later] …
  • … DAR 165: 102 Asa Gray unstated [25 Feb 1868 or later] Charles Robert Darwin …

From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1868

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5833

Matches: 4 hits

  • … D. Appleton & Co Gray, Asa
  • … From D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray   1 February 1868 …
  • … DAR 159: 82 D. Appleton & Co unstated 1 Feb 1868 Asa Gray
  • … 8 by D.  APPLETON & CO.  for account of Asa Gray On hand last account.... 148 On hand this …

To Asa Gray   15 August [1868]

Summary

AG’s coming visit to England.

Hooker’s Presidency of BAAS.

A month at the Isle of Wight has done almost nothing for CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (98)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6316

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   15 August [1868] …
  • … of Harvard University (98) Charles Robert Darwin Freshwater 15 Aug [1868] Asa Gray
  • … Gray, Jane Loring, ed. 1893. Letters of Asa Gray. 2 vols. London: Macmillan and Co. …
  • … of Science , p.  lvii). Asa and Jane Loring Gray were in Europe from September 1868 until …

To Asa Gray   9 February [1868]

Summary

Asks that Gray forward a parcel to J. T. Rothrock. Variation is selling well. Nearly all chapters written before Origin was published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  9 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  William Patrick Watson (dealer) (catalogue 19, 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5851F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   9 February [1868] …
  • … Watson (dealer) (catalogue 19, 2013) Charles Robert Darwin Eown 9 Feb [1868] Asa Gray
  • … see Correspondence vol. 15, letter from Asa Gray, 26 March 1867 ). Rothrock had already …
  • … enclosed the letter from J. T. Rothrock to Asa Gray, 22 August 1867 ( Correspondence vol. …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 16, letter from Asa Gray, 25 February [1868] ). The enclosure has …

From Asa Gray   18 May 1868

Summary

Has passed on copy of Variation to American Academy [of Arts and Sciences]. The U. S. reprint is not very nicely printed.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6179

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   18 May 1868 …
  • … DAR 165: 163 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 18 May 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray, 18 November 1867 and n.  1). Gray’s name …

From Asa Gray   11 October [1868]

Summary

Wants seeds of Passiflora gracilis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6931

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   11 October [1868] …
  • … DAR 165: 170 Asa Gray Kew 11 Oct [1868] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Asa Gray   25 February [1868]

Summary

AG is not surprised at popularity of CD’s Variation. Gives some corrections for next edition.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5928

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   25 February [1868] …
  • … DAR 165: 162 Asa Gray unstated 25 Feb [1868] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … edition of Variation (see letter from Asa Gray, 24 February 1868 ). The information from …

To John Tyndall   20 October 1868

Summary

Invites JT to come to Down with the Asa Grays and Hookers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  20 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 6 (EH: 88205944)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6424

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Invites JT to come to Down with the Asa Grays and Hookers. …
  • … S.E. Oct.  20 1868 My dear Tyndall The Asa Grays & Hookers are coming here on Saturday …
  • … arrived at Down on 24 October 1868. Asa and Jane Loring Gray stayed at Down for the week; …

To W. E. Darwin   8 April [1868]

Summary

Thanks C. L. Langstaff for his observations relating to expression. Has requested observations on the platysma. Discusses the actions of other facial muscles, especially during crying. [Encloses 5828.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 124, 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6103

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872. [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [Review of Variation. ] Nation 6 ( …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray, [after 17 September 1867] . The US edition …
  • … Observer— — There is rather good one by Asa Gray in the Nation in U. States, where they …

From J. D. Hooker   5 September 1868

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Summary

Has met A. J. Gower, Consul at Nagasaki, Japan, who knows all about the Ainus. JDH has given away all the copies of CD’s Queries about expression.

Nettled by Pall Mall Gazette review of BAAS address [see 6342].

Owen is indeed an ass. Carlyle’s comment on Owen’s smile.

The Asa Grays at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6349

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 6342 ]. Owen is indeed an ass. Carlyle’s comment on Owen’s smile. The Asa Grays at Kew. …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … Carlyle called his smile “ Sugar of lead”. Asa Gray’s come straight to lodgings which I …
  • … of 30 August 1868 , Hooker wrote that Asa Gray and his wife, Jane Loring Gray, were to …
  • … invited the Grays to Down in his letter to Asa Gray of 15 August [1868] . Hooker and the …
  • … mentioned several times in letters from Asa Gray to CD (see, for example, Correspondence …

To John Murray   [25? March 1868]

Summary

American publishers will not wait for woodcuts, so asks Murray to have a copy of the reprint sent to Asa Gray. Will call soon to talk about Für Darwin and to hear about sale of latest edition of Origin

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [25? Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (10 November 2009); PBA Galleries (10 May 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6050F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … to have a copy of the reprint sent to Asa Gray. Will call soon to talk about Für Darwin …
  • … a copy in sheets , addressed to Prof. Asa Gray Cambridge Massachussetts U.  States. See …
  • … 1977). Proof-sheets of Variation were sent to Asa Gray in advance of publication, and Gray …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  16, letter from Asa Gray, 24 February 1868 ). CD had arranged to …

From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1868]

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Summary

The wheat and oat specimen has been examined "in congress" by Oliver, Bentham, Asa Gray, and JDH. No organic connection of any kind.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6396

Matches: 3 hits

  • … examined "in congress" by Oliver, Bentham, Asa Gray, and JDH. No organic connection of any …
  • … to Daniel Oliver, George Bentham, and Asa Gray. Bromus sterilis is a North American grass. …
  • … expecting Hooker to visit Down House with Asa Gray and Jane Loring Gray, who were visiting …

From John Tyndall   9 October 1868

Summary

Gustavus Hinrichs is also a [not highly regarded] correspondent of JT’s; he will put GH’s papers on the table at Royal Institution to ease CD’s conscience.

Dined with the Asa Grays at Hooker’s. Told Mrs Gray that CD’s ill health was a benefit because it caused him to ponder a great deal.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: C1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6414

Matches: 3 hits

  • … to ease CD’s conscience. Dined with the Asa Grays at Hooker’s. Told Mrs Gray that CD’s ill …
  • … arrived in England (see letter from Asa Gray, 17 September 1868 ). For CD’s reference to …
  • … health than I do. That charming man Asa Gray, and his still more charming wife are staying …

From George Thurber   18–20 April 1868

Summary

About an American edition of Variation.

Author:  George Thurber; (Orange Judd & Co.)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18–20 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6129

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [ Review of Variation. ] Nation 6 ( …
  • … CD’s letter to Asa Gray of 11 March 1868 has not …
  • … been found, but see the letter from Asa Gray, 24 February 1868 . Thurber refers to …

From Frances Harriet Hooker to Emma Darwin   24 September [1868]

Summary

Thinks J. D. Hooker and Asa Gray will not be able to visit Down until after the 12th.

Author:  Frances Harriet Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 229–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6907

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Thinks J. D. Hooker and Asa Gray will not be able to visit Down until after the 12th. …
  • … not been found. Joseph Dalton Hooker and Asa Gray visited Down from 24 October 1868 (see …
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