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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

Matches: 3 hits

  • 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 A. W. Bennett   16 March 1873

Summary

Thanks for CD’s regrets at AWB’s leaving Nature.

Plans English editions of Asa Gray’s books [How plants grow; How plants behave].

Other publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8811

Matches: 3 hits

  • … leaving Nature . Plans English editions of Asa Gray’s books [ How plants grow ; How plants …
  • … a plan for bringing out an English edition of Asa Gray’s charming little books “How Plants …
  • … which was published by Macmillan & Co. Asa Gray’s Botany for young people and common …

From C. L. Brace   [August? 1873]

Summary

Reports that the ability to move ears is common among the Sioux.

Author:  Charles Loring Brace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Aug? 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 273 (fragile letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8717

Matches: 4 hits

  • … all animals which fight with their teeth. ’ Asa Gray resigned as professor of botany at …
  • … 1872. Gray, Jane Loring, ed. 1893. Letters of Asa Gray. 2 vols. London: Macmillan and Co. …
  • … is conjectured from the reference to Asa Gray’s giving up lecturing (see n.  6, below). …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  20, letter to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] , and Emma Darwin’s diary). …

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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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] . …

From J. D. Hooker   30 June 1873

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Summary

Leaves Wednesday with Huxley for holiday.

Family news.

He too thinks well of Bentham’s address.

Asa Gray elected Foreign F.R.S.

G. J. Allman is being proposed for Royal Medal by JDH and Huxley.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 157–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8958

Matches: 2 hits

  • … He too thinks well of Bentham’s address. Asa Gray elected Foreign F.R.S. G. J. Allman is …
  • … D.  Hooker, 28 June 1873  and nn.  3 and 4). Asa Gray was elected a foreign member of the …

From W. M. Canby   22 April 1873

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Sends leaves of Dionaea with insect prey in them. Size of insects captured may be affected by leaves not being fully grown.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8871

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CD had asked Asa Gray and Canby for information on the size of insects captured by Dionaea …
  • … observations when he could. See letter to Asa Gray, 8 January 1873 , and letter from W.   …

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

Matches: 1 hit

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

From T. W. Higginson   30 March 1873

Summary

Pleased CD enjoyed his book [Outdoor papers (1871)].

Rejoices at CD’s kindly feelings toward the coloured race.

The Index is in financial trouble due to F. E. Abbot’s unworldliness.

Agassiz is setting up a summer school for natural history off the Massachusetts coast. His pupils develop more liberal scientific opinions than Agassiz’s.

Encloses some notes on expression.

Author:  Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8830

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  19, letter from Asa Gray, 12 October 1871 ). In Expression , pp.  6– …
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