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To Asa Gray   1 June [1869]


Thanks for answers about expression.

Is going to N. Wales to recover after his riding accident.

New edition of Origin.

French edition of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 June [1869]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (86a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6767

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   1 June [1869] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (86a) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 June [1869] Asa Gray
  • … CD after his accident; see the letter from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. The …
  • … Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Asa and Jane Loring Gray visited the Darwins from 24 to 30 …
  • … letter and the letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. Letter from Asa and J. …
  • … L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. See letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and n. 10. …
  • … May 1869 and n. 9. See letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and nn. 9 and 12. …
  • … Appendix II)). See letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. CD finished the fifth …

To Charles Layton   24 November [1869]


CD long anxious for new American edition of Origin to incorporate corrections since 2d ed. [of 1860]; believes such updating has kept English and continental sales high. If Appleton unable to comply, he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher.

Mentions possible arrangements for U. S. edition of new book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James (Charles) Layton
Date:  24 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (31 March 1964), Sotheby’s (dealers) (21 May 1968), William Patrick Watson (dealer) catalogue 18 (2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7007

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  • … If Appleton unable to comply, he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher. Mentions …
  • … I had resolved soon to write to Professor Asa Gray to ask him to find some publisher who …
  • … Correspondence vol. 17); see ibid , letter to Asa Gray, 1 June [1869] and n.  9. CD had …

To Fritz Müller   8 September [1869]


Wants observations on a Papilio to see whether ticking noise is confined to one sex.

Experiments on self-sterility.

Will send copy of his orchid paper ["Fertilisation of orchids", Collected papers 2: 138–56].

Eschscholzia when self-fertilised, produced pods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  8 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6881

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  • … plants of Eschotzia from your seed (N.B.  Asa Gray has been here, & says your plant & mine …
  • … to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Asa Gray had visited CD on 28 August 1869. Eschscholzia …

To T. H. Farrer   6 May [1869]


Dislikes the use of the term "degradation" as applied to the closed flowers of Viola species. Species with such self-fertilising flowers also have flowers adapted for crossing. The development of closed flowers adapted to ensure a sufficient stock of seed is progressive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  6 May [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6730

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  • … Nature never lied’ (See Correspondence vol.  6, letter to Asa Gray, 1 January [1857] ). …

To James Orton   7 October [1869]


Has forwarded the horse’s tooth, sent by JO, to Huxley, who may be able to identify it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  7 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6925

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  • … example, Correspondence vol.  8, letter to Asa Gray, 25 April 1860 . CD asked Thomas Henry …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   13 January 1869


Sends MS of 13 pages in answer to Nägeli, for new edition of Origin [5th ed., p. 151].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 94: 110–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6550

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  • … am the more likely to blunder. I quote Asa Gray on Mimulus and D r Masters on Saponaria …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 July [1869]


Further queries on poultry plumage.

WBT’s visit to America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  21 July [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6839

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  • … personally no one there, except Prof Asa Gray, & he will not be returned from Europe so …

To James Crichton-Browne   8 June 1869


Thanks for information about expression.

Comments on JC-B’s photographs of insane people.

Sends copy of Duchenne [see 6755].

Asks for further information about platysma, his bête noire for a year or two.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  8 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6779

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  • … The observer was Jane Loring Gray (see letter from Asa and J.  L.  Gray, 8 and 9 May  …
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