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From Asa Gray   9 May [1869]

Summary

Encloses Mrs Gray’s notes on expression among Arabs.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6737

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   9 May [1869] …
  • … DAR 165: 168 Asa Gray unstated 9 May [1869] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Asa Gray   26 and 29 October [1869]

Summary

As CD is to be in London, AG will try to get to Queen Anne St to see him.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 and 29 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6957

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   26 and 29 October [1869] …
  • … DAR 165: 172 Asa Gray Kew 26 Oct 1869 29 Oct 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … miss them. The Drosera filiformis will probably yet come. In haste | Ever Yours | Asa Gray

From Asa Gray   23 August 1869

Summary

Announces his return to England.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6867

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   23 August 1869 …
  • … DAR 165: 169 Asa Gray London, Jermyn St, 115 23 Aug 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Asa Gray   20 October 1869

Summary

Has sent CD some Drosera specimens.

Returns to U. S. on 9 November.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6946

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   20 October 1869 …
  • … DAR 165: 171 Asa Gray Kew 20 Oct 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Asa Gray   1 June [1869]

Summary

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

Matches: 9 hits

  • … 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 …

From Asa Gray and Jane Loring Gray   8 and 9 May 1869

Summary

Sorry to hear of CD’s accident.

Recounts his travels.

Jane Gray writes a description of the Arabs.

Author:  Asa Gray; Jane Loring Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 and 9 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 167, DAR 165: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6736

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Gray, J. L. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray and Jane Loring Gray   8 and 9 May 1869 …
  • … below ink Top of enclosure : ‘Prof. & M rs Asa Gray. Egypt May 8— 1869’ ink ; ‘25 | Egypt’ …
  • … DAR 165: 167, DAR 165: 168 Asa Gray Jane Loring Gray Florence 8 May 1869 9 May 1869 …

To Charles Layton   24 November [1869]

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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 …

From W. W. Reade   26 December 1869

Summary

Has seen some natives who express surprise by clapping the hand to mouth.

Reports on a tribe that sells its ugliest slaves in order to maintain its uniformly fine appearance.

In America in 1867 Darwinism was a fait accompli. Asa Gray’s religious defence unnecessary after Theodore Parker and Emerson.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 176: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7036

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in 1867 Darwinism was a fait accompli . Asa Gray’s religious defence unnecessary after …
  • … were investigating in that direction”. Asa Gray’s defence on religious grounds was not …

From Louis Agassiz   6 July 1869

Summary

Introduces his son Alexander; believes CD will find him "more tractable" on certain questions than LA himself is.

Author:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6817

Matches: 2 hits

  • … when they arrived in London (see letter from Asa Gray, 23 August 1869 ; Post Office London …
  • … see Winsor 1991 , pp.  148–63. Asa and Jane Loring Gray stayed at 115 Jermyn Street (a …

To Fritz Müller   8 September [1869]

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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 …

From Charles Layton   23 December 1869

Summary

Has received letter from Appleton’s that they agree to reprint from the latest edition of the Origin [5th English] and will add corrections sent by CD.

They wish also to receive early sheets of new book [Descent] on which they will pay £10.

Will send cheque for sales of Origin, based on older agreement between Appleton’s and Asa Gray to pay CD 5%.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7033

Matches: 4 hits

  • … sales of Origin , based on older agreement between Appleton’s and Asa Gray to pay CD 5%. …
  • … Freeman 1977 ). On the agreement with Asa Gray regarding the remittance and previous sales …
  • … Correspondence vol.  14, letter from Asa Gray, 7 May 1866 and n.  3. For D.  Appleton & …
  • … 18, letter from D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray, 1 February 1870 . On 12 October 1870, CD …

To T. H. Farrer   6 May [1869]

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hit

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

To James Orton   7 October [1869]

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hit

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

From W. C. Tait   11 July 1869

Summary

Drosophyllum lusitanicum.

Believes principle of natural selection can be more widely applied.

Flower structure of Geranium.

Author:  William Chester Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 178: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6825

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 4 and 13 October 1862  and n.  2. See …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   13 January 1869

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hit

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

From Orange Judd & Co   21 April 1869

Summary

Reports on the sales of Variation; discusses the difficulties of inserting additions and corrections.

Author:  Orange Judd & Co.
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 173: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6709

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  14, letters to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and 4 August [1866] ). …

From J. D. Hooker   15 January 1869

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Summary

Criticisms of and suggestions for CD’s draft MS on Nägeli [for Origin, 5th ed.].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6554

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  • … note on Himal.  sp or form. 8. Leave out Asa Gray— all the world knew it. — for seeds read …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 July [1869]

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hit

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

From Richard Spruce   [before 1 April 1869]

Summary

Sends CD a paper ["Ant-agency in plant structure", published in Spruce Notes of a botanist on the Amazon and Andes, ed. A. R. Wallace (1908)] on plant structures he believes are the work of insects; asks him to forward it to the Linnean Society [read 15 Apr 1869].

Writes of his support for the Origin, before which he had been much concerned by the delimitation of so-called species.

Author:  Richard Spruce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 1 Apr 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6690

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 22 January [1862] and n.  13). Spruce’s …

From Adolf Bernhard Meyer   16 November 1869

Summary

Sends his translation of Wallace’s Malay Archipelago.

Wishes to translate 1858 essays by CD and Wallace from Linnean Society Proceedings [Collected papers 2: 3–19].

Plans journey to tropics.

Hopes to meet CD.

Author:  Adolf Bernhard Meyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6990

Matches: 1 hit

  • … an abstract of a letter from CD to Asa Gray, and an introductory explanation by Charles …
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