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From Asa Gray   3 August 1871

Summary

AG hopes to meet CD’s sons, who are visiting America.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7894

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   3 August 1871 …
  • … Belknap Press of Harvard University. Gray, Asa. 1878–84. Synoptical flora of North …
  • … DAR 165: 176 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 3 Aug 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Press. 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : …
  • … nor too long delay, that paper on Dionæa & Drosera . Ever Yours most truly | Asa Gray
  • … Co. Gray, Jane Loring, ed. 1893. Letters of Asa Gray. 2 vols. London: Macmillan and Co. …
  • … New York on 29 July 1871 (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). Gray met George and …
  • … 612–15 and 619–20). See also letter from Asa Gray, 14 April 1871 . Gray had encouraged CD’ …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  18, letter to Asa Gray, 7 December 1870  and n.  5). CD published …
  • … L.  Gray 1893 , p.  619). See letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ; the list has not been …

From Asa Gray   10 and 14 March [1871]

Summary

Has received CD’s new book [Descent].

Will try to get answer to CD’s queries on Laura Bridgman.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 & 14 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7567

Matches: 7 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   10 and 14 March [1871] …
  • … DAR 165: 174 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 & 14 Mar [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … you and yours. She is not very well and we are both over-busy. Sincerely yours, | Asa Gray
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Asa Gray, 5 February [1871] . …
  • … Gray refers to Descent ; see letter to Asa Gray, 5 February [1871] . Gray refers to …
  • … Laura Dewey Bridgman. See letter to Asa Gray, 5 February [1871] and n.  2. Samuel Gridley …

From Asa Gray   12 October 1871

Summary

Has seen CD’s sons.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8004

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   12 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 165: 177 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 12 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Gray & myself, who sends (i.e. Mrs.  G. ) best regards to yourself Ever Yours | Asa Gray
  • … in the United States (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). Gray refers to Jane Loring …

To Asa Gray   16 July [1871]

Summary

CD’s sons, George and Francis, are to visit the U. S. Can AG supply any letters of introduction?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 July [1871]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7867

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   16 July [1871] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (101) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 July [1871] Asa Gray
  • … 1871. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press …
  • … to write a review of Descent ( letter from Asa Gray, 14 April 1871 ), and according to his …

From Asa Gray   14 April 1871

Summary

Is reading Descent.

Encloses some answers to CD’s queries about expressions of Laura Bridgman.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 175, 175/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7683

Matches: 7 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   14 April 1871 …
  • … DAR 165: 175, 175/2 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 14 Apr 1871 Charles Robert …
  • … 1871. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press …
  • … to Laura Dewey Bridgman (see letter from Asa Gray, 10 and 14 March [1871] and n.  3). Gray …
  • … In great haste, Ever Yours sincerely | Asa Gray P.S.  My wife asks—Have you read “The …
  • … Domingo in April 1871 (see letter from Asa Gray, 10 and 14 March [1871] and n.  5. Jane …

To Asa Gray   5 February [1871]

Summary

Sends questions on expressions of Laura Bridgman.

Has finished Descent. Believes that parts, like that on moral sense, will aggravate AG.

Working on an essay on expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  5 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (86)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7476

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   5 February [1871] …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (86) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Feb [1871] Asa Gray
  • … See Correspondence vol.  17, letter from Asa Gray and J.  L.  Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and …

To A. W. Bennett   [before 16 November 1871]

Summary

Discussed observations made in 1863 of Impatiens pollen and humble-bees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  [before 16 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 13 (1873): 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8303F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … remember, many years ago, objecting to Asa Gray that he considered the imperfect flowers ( …
  • … were included in the published version. Asa Gray described small, unopened, ‘imperfect’ …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ). CD’s observations …

From Chauncey Wright   11 October 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for copies of the pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

His memoir on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415] will soon be printed.

Has met CD’s sons.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8002

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin had been travelling in the United States (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). …
  • … first part of Nägeli 1858–68 , and Asa Gray. In Wright 1871c, p.  380, Wright defined ‘ …

From Thomas Meehan   10 February 1871

Summary

Sends CD some remarks he made before the Academy of Natural Sciences [Philadelphia].

TM is indebted to the Origin for first suggesting to him which observations might be useful to those working out the greater laws of nature.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7479

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CUL.  See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] and n.   …
  • … 13, and letter from Asa Gray, 2–3 July 1862 . The last item in the pamphlet collection …

From H. B. Brady   18 October 1871

Summary

On visit to Boston was told by N. S. Shaler how habits of rattlesnake are consistent with natural selection. Informs CD, as rattlesnake is considered by some a difficult case for his theory.

Author:  Henry Bowman Brady
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8015

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin were travelling in the United States (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). …

From S. R. S. Norton   20 November [1871]

Summary

Sends CD a German pamphlet, "War Goethe ein Darwinianer?"

Author:  Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8079

Matches: 2 hits

  • … August and October 1871 ( letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). Susan’s brother was Arthur …
  • … and Correspondence vol.  17, letter to Asa Gray, 1 June [1869] ).The novelist has not been …

To C. V. Riley   8 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for letter of introduction for his sons visiting America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  8 July [1871]
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (15 January 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7854F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … United States in 1871; see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] . Riley visited Down House …

To J. D. Caton   20 July 1871

Summary

Letter of introduction for his sons [G. H. and Francis Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  20 July 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.402)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7875

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Howard and Francis Darwin; see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] . CD and Caton had …

From Henry Gillman   29 May 1871

Summary

Offers to send some of his botanical field notes.

Convinced that certain families and genera vary in certain directions. Cites Lobelia’s "inclination" to produce albinos and other cases.

Reports a plant that is abundant in localities unfitted for its full development.

Wild buffaloes will help a wounded calf.

Response to CD’s views among American naturalists.

Author:  Henry Gillman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 73; DAR 165: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7777

Matches: 2 hits

  • … The plant was described as rare in Asa Gray’s Manual of the botany of the northern United …
  • … or greatly modified their views. Prof. Asa Gray has helped the introduction of Darwinism …

To L. H. Morgan   14 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks LHM for his introductions for CD’s sons and for his instructions about their route [for their U. S. visit].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  14 June [1871]
Classmark:  Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7819

Matches: 1 hit

  • … States on 29 July 1871 (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). Morgan had visited Down …

To Chauncey Wright   28 October 1871

Summary

Glad CW has written on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415].

Sure that CW’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)] will do cause good service.

Grateful for kindness to sons in America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  28 Oct 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8033

Matches: 1 hit

  • … touring the United States (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). See also letter from …

To Chauncey Wright   17 July [1871]

Summary

Wishes to republish CW’s review as pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

Two sons will visit America. Hopes they may call on CW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  17 July [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7869

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to George Howard and Francis Darwin. See letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] and n.  2. …

To R. F. Cooke   30 October 1871

Summary

Has completed corrections for Origin [6th ed.], but has received no proofs. Hopes it will be published without delay.

Has been reflecting on Murray’s suggestion to stereotype the Origin. Sees advantage in that it will make him stop additions and changes in style. Inquires whether each separate sheet is stereotyped and can be altered.

Asks whether any copies of C. Wright’s pamphlet have been sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  30 Oct 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 232–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8034

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  14, letter to Asa Gray, 16 April [1866] and n.  11). CD refers to …

From George Cupples   21 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for presentation copy of Descent.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 296
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7502

Matches: 1 hit

  • … s ( Correspondence vol.  18, letter from Asa Gray, 14 February 1870  and n.  5). At the …

To S. R. S. Norton   23 November [1871]

Summary

Reports how his sons enjoyed their trip to America.

Is glad SRSN is settled in Dresden.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton
Date:  23 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Houghton Library Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1594)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8083

Matches: 1 hit

  • … between August and October 1871 (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). Anne and Grace …
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