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From Asa Gray   27 February and 1 March 1870

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Forwards part of a note [by Mrs L. Agassiz] asking AG to tell CD that Agassiz has never been able to secure one of the fishes sitting on eggs.

In P.S., AG adds, "Agassiz evidently regrets having abused you in former times."

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb & 1 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 82: B80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7119

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   27 February and 1 March 1870 …
  • … Belknap Press of Harvard University. Gray, Asa. 1878–84. Synoptical flora of North …
  • … DAR 82: B80 Asa Gray unstated 27 Feb & 1 Mar 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Press. 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 14 February 1870  and n.  2. Gray’s letter is written on the …

To Asa Gray   7 December 1870

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Believes AG’s cases of incipient dimorphism are due to mere variability. Has found examples in Nolana and Amsinckia; believes such variation is the basis for the development of dimorphism. Was unaware of variations in Phlox.

Sensitivity of Drosera and Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  7 Dec 1870
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7388

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   7 December 1870 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (90) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Dec 1870 Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 21 November 1870 . CD was correcting the proof-sheets of …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 20 March [1863] and n.  19; CD refers to …
  • … Correspondence vol.  17, letters from Asa Gray, 20 October 1869  and 26 and 29 October [ …

From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 September 1870

Summary

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

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 159: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7313

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray   1 September 1870 …
  • … DAR 159: 87 Asa Gray unstated 1 Sept 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 18 70 By D.  Appleton & Co. for account of Asa Gray On hand last account, 433 On hand this …

To Asa Gray   15 March [1870]

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The "man-essay" [Descent] is "very interesting but very difficult".

Cat-like behaviour in dogs.

Thanks for information from Louis Agassiz;

wishes he could feel he deserves what Alexander Agassiz says of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7132

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   15 March [1870] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (91) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Mar [1870] Asa Gray
  • … the thread-leaved sundew, in 1869; see letter from Asa Gray, 20 October 1869  and n.  1. …
  • … CD refers to Louis Agassiz. See letter from Asa Gray, 27 February and 1 March 1870 . CD …
  • … from Asa and J.  L.  Gray, 14 February 1870. See letters from Asa and J.  L.  Gray, 14  …

From Asa Gray   14 February 1870

Summary

Louis Agassiz’s ill health means AG will not get an answer to CD’s query from him. Suggests CD ask Agassiz’s son, Alexander.

Has no details about the origin of the cat-like behaviour of his dog.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 165: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7105

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   14 February 1870 …
  • … DAR 165: 173 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 14 Feb 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … has not been found. See also letter from Asa Gray, 27 February and 1 March 1870 . Louis …

From Asa Gray   21 November 1870

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Reports case of apparent incipient dimorphism. Observations on variations in flower structure, especially style length, within species of Polemoniaceae.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 110: B70–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7378

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   21 November 1870 …
  • … DAR 110: B70–3 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 21 Nov 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to see any one. Ever Yours faithfully | Asa Gray 1.1 I have … longer.  5.3] crossed pencil …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  15, letter to Asa Gray, 16 October [1867] ). Gray and his wife, …

From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1870

Summary

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

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 159: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7093

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray   1 February 1870 …
  • … 0 by D.  Appleton & Co. , for account of Asa Gray On hand last account, 70 On hand this …

From William Winwood Reade   [c. 8 or 9 April 1870]

Summary

Brief observations on expression in Africa.

Alexander Agassiz is a good investigator, who differs with his father on evolution.

The behaviour of women and savages is a little easier to understand than that of civilised men.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 or 9] Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7069

Matches: 3 hits

  • … to Reade a message received from Louis Agassiz via Elizabeth Agassiz and Asa Gray (see …
  • … letter from Asa Gray, 27 February and 1 March 1870  and n.   …
  • … 4, and letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1870] ). See Correspondence vol.  17, letter from …

From Jane Loring Gray   14 February 1870

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About a dog she supposes was suckled by a cat, since it washes its face with its paws.

Author:  Jane Loring Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7104

Matches: 2 hits

  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 14 February 1870 . Jane Loring Gray refers to Evangelinus …
  • … Correspondence vol.  17, letter from Asa and J.  L.  Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869). The Grays …

To J. D. Hooker   14 October [1870]

Summary

Does not think so poorly of Nature as JDH does, by any means; fears Popular Science Review is rather ephemeral but more durable than Nature.

The case of the charlock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7344

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Hooker’s ongoing joke about ‘wriggling’, see the letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1870] . …

To P. L. Sclater   21 November [1870]

Summary

Sends two sheets [of Descent] for correction of names of birds. PLS will save him many disgraceful misspellings. Descent now being prepared in five foreign editions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  21 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7379

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Descent US ed. ; see letter from Asa Gray, 14 February 1870  and n.   5; letters from E.   …

From Edward Livingston Youmans   25 September 1870

Summary

Concerning an American edition of Descent by Appleton’s.

Author:  Edward Livingston Youmans
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 183: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7324

Matches: 1 hit

  • … publish Descent , see the letter from Asa Gray, 14 February 1870  and n.  5. The American …

From Lewis Henry Morgan   9 August 1870

Summary

Sends last chapter of his book in press [Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family vol. 17 in Smithsonian contributions to knowledge (1871)], which supports CD on man.

Ethnology must study the ages of barbarism as the formative portions of man’s physical and mental history.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7299

Matches: 1 hit

  • … some time ago at the suggestion of Prof Asa Gray of Cambridge. The work is not yet issued, …

From J. D. Hooker   [7 March 1870]

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Does not give much for botanical results of Round Island, but the zoology is wonderful.

Lyell’s new book [The student’s elements of geology (1870)]. Urges Lyell to make it Elementary principles.

Grove is disgusted with CD for being disquieted by William Thomson: "Take another dose of Huxley’s penultimate address to Geol. Soc." [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 25 (1869): 28–53].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 42–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6646

Matches: 1 hit

  • … meet during this visit ( see letter to Asa Gray, 15 March 1870 ). See letter to J.  D.   …

From W. W. Reade   4 June 1870

Summary

The Negro’s idea of beauty is the same as white man’s.

Believes the Jollops select for blackness.

Native immunity from coast fever is not complete.

Has found stone instruments.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7216

Matches: 1 hit

  • … regards scripture much in the style of Asa Gray’s article. The work was I think by a D r . …
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