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To Asa Gray   30 June [1874]

Summary

Thanks for Sarracenia, which is as wonderful as any orchid.

Asks AG to observe Pinguicula.

Has read AG’s semi-theological review [Nation 18 (1874): 348–51] with interest

and has obtained the book [C. Hodge, What is Darwinism? (1874)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  30 June [1874]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9520

Matches: 11 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   30 June [1874] …
  • … Herbarium, Harvard University (109) Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 June [1874] Asa Gray
  • … more digestive fluid. See letters to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and 5 June [1874] . CD refers …
  • … between this letter and the letters from Asa Gray, 16 June 1874  and 19 June 1874 (see …
  • … n.  2, below). Letters from Asa Gray, 16 June 1874  and 19 June 1874 . …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 19 June 1874  and nn.  2 and 4. …
  • … The editor of Nature was Joseph Norman Lockyer. See letter from Asa Gray, 16 June 1874 . …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and n.  5. Drosera is the sundew and Dionaea the …
  • … 1874 ; [A.  Gray] 1874d; see letter from Asa Gray, 16 June 1874 ). Hodge had equated CD’s …
  • … in the Darwin Library–Down. Letter to Asa Gray, 25 June 1874 . In Insectivorous plants , …

To Asa Gray   5 June [1874]

Summary

Profoundly grateful for AG’s article in Nature; he is especially pleased by what AG says about teleology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  5 June [1874]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9483

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   5 June [1874] …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (104) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 June [1874] Asa Gray
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] . …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and n.  3. The copy of Gray’s article in DAR 140.1: …
  • … A.  Gray 1874c, p.  81). Letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] . In the penultimate paragraph …
  • … see also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] and n.  32. ) …

From Asa Gray   19 June 1874

Summary

Writes of his article in Nature. Corrects some errors that have appeared in the published version.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9501

Matches: 8 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   19 June 1874 …
  • … DAR 165: 186 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 19 June 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … has not been found. See letter to Asa Gray, 5 June [1874] . Gray had made the same point …
  • … See letters to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and 5 June [1874] ; CD had seen both an advance …
  • … deal insisted. Yours affectionately | Asa Gray *My point (which is blunted ) was to show …
  • … Orchids,” p.  340. (See also letter to Asa Gray, 30 June [1874] ). Gray referred to Robert …
  • … both corrections to Nature (see letter to Asa Gray, 30 June [1874] ), and a version was …

To Asa Gray   3 June [1874]

Summary

CD is deeply pleased by AG’s article on him in Nature [10 (1874): 79–81].

Is preparing book on "Drosera and Co." for the printers. Reports observations on digestion in Drosera and Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  3 June [1874]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9480

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   3 June [1874] …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (103) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 June [1874] Asa Gray
  • … tournament (see LL 1: 123, and letter to Asa Gray, 28 January 1876 ( Calendar no.   …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874 . Gray had enclosed a letter …
  • … not been identified; see also annotations to letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874 . For Rood’ …
  • … the second enclosure to the letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874 . CD had discussed vestigial …
  • … 1868 (Jane Gray’s expense account (Asa Gray’s Archives, Box F AG B10 #20)), shortly after …
  • … by his initials only in the second part. See letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and nn.   …
  • … 2 and 3. See letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4. CD was particularly interested …

From Asa Gray   16 June 1874

Summary

AG’s article in Nature was "just and moderate".

Sends his review of C. Hodge’s What is Darwinism? (1874) [Nation 18 (1874): 348–51].

It is uphill work making a theist out of CD.

Gives further observations on Sarracenia variolaris.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9492

Matches: 7 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   16 June 1874 …
  • … DAR 165: 185 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 16 June 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See the letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] , written after CD received an advance copy of …
  • … by Joseph Norman Lockyer. See letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and nn.  4 and 9. Gray had …
  • … of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard. See also letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4. …
  • … s interest in backgammon, see the letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and n.   12. See the …

From Asa Gray   11 December 1874

Summary

Cannot help with Pinguicula or Utricularia. Mrs Mary Treat is studying Utricularia.

Forwards his short piece on duration of varieties [New York Tribune 8 Dec 1874; Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 9 (1875): 109–14].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9753

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   11 December 1874 …
  • … DAR 165: 187 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 11 Dec 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … please me to think you thought it worth reading through. Affectionately Yours | Asa Gray
  • … Correspondence vol.  19, letter from Asa Gray, 3 August 1871 ). Jane Loring Gray. Frances …

To Asa Gray   25 June 1874

Summary

Remarks on his work on Pinguicula. Notes its digestive power; it absorbs nutritious matter from leaves and seeds as well as insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  25 June 1874
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (108)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9511

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   25 June 1874 …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (108) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 June 1874 Asa Gray
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] ; CD’s most recent letter to Gray, of 5 June [1874], …

To Asa Gray   25 December 1874

Summary

Read AG’s article [see 9753] on longevity and duration of varieties with great interest.

Death of Mrs Hooker.

Hopes Insectivorous plants will be out in the spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  25 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9779

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   25 December 1874 …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (110) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Dec 1874 Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 11 December 1874 . There is a lightly annotated copy of Gray’s …

From Asa Gray   12 May 1874

Summary

Encloses letter and sketch from O. N. Rood on pointed ears.

Reports observations on Sarracenia variolaris. A correspondent finds that the fluid in the pitchers is anaesthetic and that a sweet trail runs down the plant, nearly to the ground, to lure up ants.

Encloses two articles on insectivorous plants [Nation 18 (1874): 216–17, 232–4].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9455

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   12 May 1874 …
  • … DAR 165: 184 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 12 May 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … great haste but always | Yours sincerely | Asa Gray Columbia College May 4 th . 1874 Dear …
  • … World , 28 April 1874, p.  7; see letter to Asa Gray, 3  June [1874] and n.  9). CD’s copy …

To J. D. Hooker   8 January 1874

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Thanks JDH for Asa Gray’s interesting letter.

Would like JDH’s copy of Coral reefs. Needs it for corrections for a new edition. Cannot buy one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 310; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray Correspondence: Letter from Gray to Hooker, folio 658)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9231

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 95: 310; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray Correspondence: Letter from Gray to Hooker, …
  • … Thanks JDH for Asa Gray’s interesting letter. Would like JDH’s copy of Coral reefs . Needs …
  • … Hooker’s letter enclosing the letter from Asa Gray of 26 December 1873 has not been found, …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 June 1874

Summary

Discusses effects of water on movement of insectivorous plants.

Has just found that Pinguicula can digest albumen.

Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail of fluid to attract insects [see 9455].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 8–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9481

Matches: 3 hits

  • … found that Pinguicula can digest albumen. Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail …
  • … very sincerely | Ch. Darwin P.S.  I heard from Asa Gray a week ago, & he tells tells me a …
  • … 25 July 1874 are in DAR 59.1: 47 and 93. See letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4. …

To J. D. Hooker   2 July 1874

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Thinks Frank and he have worked out Pinguicula well and they long to attack Utricularia. Tried several plants with sticky glandular hairs; some few absorb ammonia, but the greater number do not. If JDH sends plant or seed of Lychnis CD will examine it to see whether it catches many flies. Asa Gray has written him much about Sarracenia, with a specimen showing the splendid dodge by which ground insects are enticed up and then drowned. Describes how it may be investigated, to see whether it absorbs decayed matter from flies, or ammonia thus generated.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 322–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9529

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Lentibulariaceae, in June 1874 (see letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] ). CD had also been …
  • … it to see whether it catches many flies. Asa Gray has written him much about Sarracenia , …
  • … Mellichamp 1874 ; see letters from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4, and 16 June 1874 ). A …
  • … it; otherwise it would not be worth the time. Asa Gray has written much to me lately abt …

To J. N. Lockyer   13 May [1874]

Summary

Encloses notes concerning his life and list of publications.

Returns the letters about primroses: they contain little that is new. Dr Bree’s is the best.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Norman (Norman) Lockyer
Date:  13 May [1874]
Classmark:  University of Exeter Library Special Collections (EUL MS 110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9458A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … s life included at the beginning of Asa Gray’s profile of him in the ‘Scientific worthies’ …
  • … 1874 (A.  Gray 1874c). See also letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] . See letter to Nature , …

To J. D. Hooker   4 March [1874]

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Summary

CD guessed Carruthers was stirred up by Owen. Disgraceful treatment of Bentham.

Work on Descent and Coral reefs stops his doing anything of real interest.

Asa Gray’s letter. CD has acknowledged the honour [honorary membership in the Boston Soc. Nat. Hist.].

"What a demon on earth Owen is. I do hate him."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 313–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9333

Matches: 2 hits

  • … his doing anything of real interest. Asa Gray’s letter. CD has acknowledged the honour [ …
  • … Hooker had forwarded a letter from Asa Gray (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 3 March  …

To Chauncey Wright   21 September 1874 and 29 January 1875

Summary

Head movements and their expressive significance. [P.S. explains letter was returned to CD because of a mistake in the address.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  21 Sept 1874 and 29 Jan 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9650

Matches: 2 hits

  • … eventually received CD’s letter through Asa Gray in February 1875 (see Correspondence …
  • … As I forget whether “Cambridge” is sufficient address, I will send this through Asa Gray. …

From J. D. Hooker   3 March 1874

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The row at the Linnean Society and other troubles.

The Agricultural Society has sent Anton De Bary £100 to investigate the potato disease – an insult to M. J. Berkeley, who had worked on it for 30 years.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 189–92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9331

Matches: 2 hits

  • … The enclosed note from Asa Gray has not been found; it evidently mentioned CD’s election …
  • … of troubles”— The receipt of the enclosed from Asa Gray breaks the silence, & gives me a …

From Chauncey Wright   3 September 1874

Summary

Writes at length on the origins and meanings of particular head movements as used to express assent or disagreement, especially the sideways movements of the head as an expression of consideration or contemplation.

Also discusses space and colour perception.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 181: 172, 173 f. 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624

Matches: 3 hits

  • Asa Gray. An allusion to Expression . The Scottish philosopher William Hamilton wrote …
  • … on expression during her trip on the Nile with Asa Gray in 1869 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 17, letter from Asa Gray and Jane Loring Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 ). See Liddell and Scott  …

From Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 26 June – 28 September 1874]

Summary

Describes voyage to New Zealand.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after 26 June – 28 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 239.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9517F

Matches: 1 hit

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

From T. L. Marshall   16 July [1874]

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She and her father have been counting insect remains on Pinguicula hairs.

Author:  Theodosia Louisa Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 123–4, 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9551

Matches: 1 hit

  • … July 1875 ( Freeman 1977 ; see letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] ). No letters to or from …

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   12 June 1874

Summary

JSBS’s article in Nature ["Venus’s fly-trap", 10 (1874): 105–7, 127–8] could not have been better done.

Has found another plant, Pinguicula, which can catch and digest flies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  12 June 1874
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9489

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Pinguicula (butterwort); see letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and n.  8. Alexander Crum …
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