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To Asa Gray   8 July [1872]

Summary

Thanks for AG’s book, How plants behave [see 8363].

Is correcting proofs of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 July [1872]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8402

Matches: 11 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   8 July [1872] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (107) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 July [1872] Asa Gray
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872. Gray, Asa. 1879. Gray’s botanical text-book. Vol. I. …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … Alpheus Spring Packard Jr (see letter from Asa Gray, 7 March 1872  and n.  1). Packard’s …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 31 May 1872 . …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 31 May 1872  and n.  1. In the preface to How plants behave (the …
  • … ed.  1893, 2: 572–86). See also Correspondence vol.  17, letter from Asa Gray and J.  L.   …
  • … Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. See letter from Asa Gray, 11 June 1872 , and plate on p. 290. …
  • … his earlier botanical papers. Jane Loring Gray and Asa Gray travelled to California on the …

From Asa Gray   6 October 1872

Summary

Discusses the coiling of tendrils of climbing plants.

AG’s recent tour of the U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8545

Matches: 14 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 October 1872 …
  • … DAR 165: 181 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 6 Oct 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1879. Gray’s botanical text-book. Vol. I. …
  • … Mrs.  Darwin &c from | Yours sincerely | Asa Gray 5.8 And in the … downward? 5.11] scored …
  • … L.  Gray 1893 , 2: 625–31). See letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] . Gray sent CD a copy of …
  • … A.  Gray 1872) through Charles Loring Brace (see letter from Asa Gray, 31 May 1872 ). …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 8 July 1872  and n.  2. The last edition of Gray’s textbook on …
  • … Gray, Jane Loring, ed. 1893. Letters of Asa Gray. 2 vols. London: Macmillan and Co. …
  • … volume was published. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] . See also letter to J.  D.   …
  • … 4 October [1872] and n.  2. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] . CD did not publish his …
  • … was published in 1875. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] and n.  3. Gray made his …
  • … Gray on the trip to California. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] and n.  6. …
  • … audacity (French). Grays Peak, named for Asa Gray, is the highest mountain in the Front …

From Asa Gray   31 May 1872

Summary

Sends, via C. L. Brace, his book [Botany for young people, pt 2 How plants behave (1872)], "your own science adapted to juvenile minds".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8363

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … about 1860 (see Correspondence vol.  8). See also letter from Asa Gray, 2 February 1872 . …
  • … From Asa Gray   31 May 1872 …
  • … DAR 165: 180 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 31 May 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Ever, Dear Mr.  Darwin | Yours sincerely | Asa Gray Top of letter : ‘D r Packard | Brace’ …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 25 February [1864] ). Gray refers to Mark …

From Asa Gray   2 February 1872

Summary

Notes the occurrence in U. S. of "vermiform piles" produced by earthworms.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8194

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   2 February 1872 …
  • … DAR 165: 178 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 2 Feb 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … you and yours | Ever Yours sincerely | Asa Gray 4.1 Now, … Dionæa 4.2] crossed pencil Top …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 15 January 1872 . CD had worked on Drosera and Dionaea …

From Asa Gray   2 December 1872

Summary

CD’s finding the nervous system of Dionaea is wonderful.

Coiling of tendrils of climbing plants.

Thanks CD for the new book [Expression].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8656

Matches: 9 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   2 December 1872 …
  • … DAR 165: 182 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 2 Dec 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … when she was travelling in Egypt with Asa Gray (see Expression , pp.  22, 268, 275, 316– …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  17, letter from Asa Gray and J.  L.  Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869). See …
  • … on Drosera filiformis , see letter to Asa Gray, 22 October 1872 . Gray had communicated …
  • … Venus fly trap) to CD (see Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.   …
  • … Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] ). See letter to Asa Gray, 22 October  1872  and n.  2. …
  • … A.  Larson 1978 , p.  67). See letter to Asa Gray, 22 October 1872  and n.  5. CD’s plants …

From Asa Gray   11 June 1872

Summary

O. N. Rood sends two copies of an amusing picture by T. F. Beard, "The young Darwinian" to AG, who forwards one to CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: D13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8381

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   11 June 1872 …
  • … DAR 106: D13–14 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 11 June 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and am much hurried. Ever yours cordially | Asa Gray 341 East 15 th . St | New York June 8 …
  • … it very much— Sincerely | O.  N.  Rood Prof Asa Gray Beard is a very talented fellow, and …
  • … either of the drawing, or of the photograph (see also letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] ). …

To Asa Gray   15 January 1872

Summary

Questions AG on earthworm activity in North America and would welcome information from northern Canada if AG has a correspondent there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8158

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   15 January 1872 …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (99) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Jan 1872 Asa Gray

To Asa Gray   22 October 1872

Summary

Spiralling of tendrils.

Has worked hard on Drosera.

Is interested in tracing the "nerves" of Dionaea which follow the vascular bundles. Finds he can paralyse half of the leaf by pricking it at a certain point.

Wishes AG to carry out two experiments on D. filiformis.

Has received AG’s Dubuque address [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 4 (1872): 282–98].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  22 Oct 1872
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8568

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   22 October 1872 …
  • … University (100) Charles Robert Darwin Sevenoaks Down letterhead 22 Oct 1872 Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 6 October 1872  and nn.  8 and 9. CD evidently received the …

From Asa Gray   7 March 1872

Summary

A. S. Packard would like to visit CD to pay his respects.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8237

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   7 March 1872 …
  • … DAR 165: 179 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 7 Mar 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …

From J. T. Rothrock   25 November 1872

Summary

Thanks for Expression, which he received through Asa Gray.

Relates some personal experiences of unconscious sympathy.

Author:  Joseph Trimble Rothrock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8647

Matches: 3 hits

  • … for Expression , which he received through Asa Gray. Relates some personal experiences of …
  • … Rothrock’s name, ‘care of Prof. Asa Gray, Cambridge Mass. ’, appears on CD’s presentation …
  • … Dr Sir— Through the kindness of Prof Asa Gray I have received your last—on Expression of …

From Mary Treat   13 December 1872

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Summary

Drosera filiformis captures only small insects [but see 8989].

Writes of her experiments with butterflies.

CD’s theory steadily gains ground in the U. S., despite Agassiz.

Author:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8676

Matches: 4 hits

  • … For CD’s discovery, see the letter to Asa Gray, 22 October 1872 , …
  • … and the letter from Asa Gray, 2 December 1872 . …
  • Asa Gray had told CD that he would ask William Marriott Canby to …
  • … the thread-leaved sundew (see letter from Asa Gray, 2 December 1872  and n.  5). Treat’s …

From A. S. Packard Jr   1 August 1872

Summary

CD’s letter inviting him to visit did not reach him till he returned home.

Author:  Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 174: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8445

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to Packard care of the editor of Nature (see letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] and n.   …
  • … 9). See letter from Asa Gray, 7 March 1872 . …

To John Scott   15 April [1872]

Summary

JS’s valuable observations on worms in India along with Asa Gray’s in the United States confirm CD’s opinion that worms work in the same way all over the world. Requests further information on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  15 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8287F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … observations on worms in India along with Asa Gray’s in the United States confirm CD’s …
  • … obliging of observers. I have heard from Dr Asa Gray that the worms do plenty of work in …
  • … Scott, 22 March 1872 . See letter from Asa Gray, 2 February 1872 . CD had asked whether …

To J. D. Hooker   24 October [1872]

Summary

Asks for London address of George King [Superintendent of Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta], so he can ask about worm-castings sent by King from S. India. Has just received a splendid letter from John Scott on worms.

Asks where he can buy Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8573

Matches: 2 hits

  • … his plants were dying (see letter to Asa Gray, 22 October 1872  and n.  4). Dionaea …
  • … Journal’ (Appendix II)). He reported to Asa Gray that he had to put off further research …

To Alphonse de Candolle   11 December 1872

Summary

Thanks AdeC for great pleasure his new book [Histoire des sciences (1873)] has given him. Comments on several of the essays.

When AdeC backs up Asa Gray in saying all instincts are congenital habits, CD must protest.

Asks several questions about butterflies of the Alps discussed on p. 322 [of Histoire].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alphonse de Candolle
Date:  11 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Archives de la famille de Candolle (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8672

Matches: 2 hits

  • … several of the essays. When AdeC backs up Asa Gray in saying all instincts are congenital …
  • … which I demur; but when you back up Asa Gray in saying that all instincts are congenital …

To George King   November 1872

Summary

Obliged for letter on worm-castings. Asks GK to observe them in southern Europe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 146: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8589

Matches: 2 hits

  • … and 25 September 1872 . See letter from Asa Gray, 2 February 1872 . See letter from J.   …
  • … Tropical countries:— I hear from Professor Asa Gray that worms are as troublesome in lawns …

To John Scott   15 January 1872

Summary

Is resuming the study of worm-casts as he believes they will bear on the denudation of land. Requests specific information on the relative number, size, and manner of deterioration of worm-casts in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  15 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8159F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of London in 1837. See also letter to Asa Gray, 15 January 1872 . CD used information from …

To Henry Johnson   2 May [1872]

Summary

Thanks for notes on worm-castings. Amount of ammonia surprises CD. David Forbes asserts that published analysis of carbon in vegetable matter valueless. Suspects that worms search for food and do not blindly swallow earth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  2 May [1872]
Classmark:  Torquay Museum Society (AR470)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8306

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Earthworms , p.  238. See letter from Asa Gray, 2 February 1872 , and letter from John …

From J. D. Dana   23 May 1872

Summary

JDD is sending a copy of his book, Corals and coral islands [1872], with his compliments.

Author:  James Dwight Dana
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1872
Classmark:  Gilman 1899, p. 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8349

Matches: 1 hit

  • … United States in 1871 (see Correspondence vol.  19, letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). …

From Chauncey Wright   3 April 1872

Summary

Discusses Mivart’s reply ["Genesis of species", North Am. Rev. 114 (1872): 451–68] to CW’s review and to Huxley.

Asks whether CD knows anyone to whom he could usefully send a copy of his phyllotaxy paper [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415].

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8273

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Lewens 2007 , pp.  83–90. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . Asa Gray. …
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