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From Asa Gray   25 February 1873

Summary

Sends "squib" he has written exposing the folly of some of Louis Agassiz’s ideas. AG cannot "fire off [his] cracker" in U. S. so sends it to amuse CD. If it is sent to Nature, CD must not give AG’s name. [See "Survival of the fittest", Nature 7 (1873): 404].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 165: 183; Nature, 27 March 1873, p. 404
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8786

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  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   25 February 1873 …
  • … 183; Nature , 27 March 1873, p.  404 Asa Gray unstated 25 Feb 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …

From W. M. Canby   1 February 1873

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At Asa Gray’s request, responds to CD’s questions about WMC’s observations on Dionaea and particularly about the size of the insects captured and the excitability of the leaves after an insect is captured.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8755

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  • … At Asa Gray’s request, responds to CD’s questions about WMC’s observations on Dionaea and …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 8 January 1873  and n.  1. For Canby’s observations …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] . …

To J. D. Hooker   21 February [1873]

Summary

Will see whether formic acid delays germination of fresh seeds.

Thinks primer not at all a folly. Refers JDH to Asa Gray’s "child’s book" [see 8363].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 259–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8779

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  • … Thinks primer not at all a folly. Refers JDH to Asa Gray’s "child’s book" [see 8363 ]. …
  • … at all, I think, a folly— Do you know Asa Gray’s childs book on the function of plants—or …

To Robert Smith   27 February [1873]

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CD answers a question about the attitude of foreign naturalists towards Darwinism by distinguishing between the belief in evolution and belief in natural selection. Gives the views of [Louis] Agassiz, [R. A.] Kölliker, [C. W.] Nägeli, [Ernst] Häckel, [C. F. W.] Claus, [F. J.] Cohn, Alphonse de Candolle, [J. L.] Claparède, Asa Gray, Gaston de Saporta, [E. D.] Cope, and [Carl] Gegenbaur.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Smith
Date:  27 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8790F

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  • … Alphonse de Candolle, [J. L. ] Claparède, Asa Gray, Gaston de Saporta, [E. D. ] Cope, …
  • … Claparède. — The greatest American Botanist, Asa Gray, takes the same line. So does Count …

From Robert Smith   24 February 1873

Summary

Asks for references to works on CD’s views for a paper he is preparing.

Author:  Robert Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8784

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  • … Saporta | Claus—Cohn | Heckel—Gegenbaur | Asa Gray Alex Agassiz | Cope | Sachs | Schultz & …

To J. D. Hooker   17 February 1873

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Is drawing up the account of his crossing experiments. Requests JDH to add the families after nine genera, the names of which he encloses. Whenever there is no objection he would like to arrange the families in some sort of natural order.

Recommends Spalding’s article on instinct in Macmillan’s Magazine [27 (1873): 265–81].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 257–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8769

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  14, letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  13). His …
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