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To Asa Gray   29 January [1875]

Summary

Asks AG to forward [unspecified] enclosure to Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  29 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13813

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   29 January [1875] …
  • … DAR 153: 165 Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Jan [1875] Asa Gray
  • … he was forwarding the letter via Asa Gray. Wright lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. …

To Asa Gray   30 May [1875]

Summary

Wants seeds of Nesaea verticillata for crossing experiments to see whether seedlings from "illegitimate unions" are sterile like true hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  30 May [1875]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10002

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   30 May [1875] …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (121) Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 May [1875] Asa Gray
  • … see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from Asa Gray, 27 October 1862 ). Nesaea verticillata ( …

From Asa Gray   29 July 1875

Summary

Has received but not yet read Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 165: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10099

Matches: 3 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   29 July 1875 …
  • … DAR 165: 188 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 29 July 1875 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Asa Gray   28 December 1875

Summary

AG’s notices of Insectivorous plants [Nation 22 (1876): 12–14, 30–2]

and Climbing plants [2d ed., Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 11 (1876): 69–74].

Use of flower peduncles for support in Maurandia. Transition from branches to tendrils.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 165: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10329

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   28 December 1875 …
  • … DAR 165: 189 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 28 Dec 1875 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the New Year. Ever Yours sincerely | Asa Gray 1.1 Did … week.  2.4] crossed blue crayon …

To J. V. Carus   21 December [1875]

Summary

Encloses a correction [for Climbing plants, 2d ed.]. Asa Gray made a mistake in name of species of Passiflora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Kotte Autographs GmbH (dealer) (2012) (letter); Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 70) (copy of letter and original of enclosure)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10313

Matches: 2 hits

  • … correction [for Climbing plants , 2d ed. ]. Asa Gray made a mistake in name of species of …
  • … read Passiflora sicyoides. — Professor Asa Gray writes to me that he made a mistake about …

To Oswald Heer   8 March [1875]

Summary

Thanks OH for his book [see 9876]; agrees that the sudden appearance of many dicotyledons in the Upper Chalk is a perplexing phenomenon for the evolutionist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Oswald Heer
Date:  8 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Nachlass Oswald Heer 213.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9881

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. [Gray, Asa. ] 1884. Oswald Heer. [Obituary. ] …
  • … example, Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 31 May [1863] ). CD had an interest …

From D. Appleton & Co.   11 October 1875

Summary

Has secured rights to Variation from Judd & Co.; had to pay $350 [dollars or pounds!?] for old plates and promise 50% discount on 150 copies of the new edition. Hopes Murray’s charge for plates of new edition will not exceed cost of doing the work in the U. S. Judd lost out considerably from small sale of his edition.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10189

Matches: 2 hits

  • … edition by Orange Judd & Co. appeared, Asa Gray had written to CD, noting that it was ‘not …
  • … Correspondence vol. 16, letter from Asa Gray, 18 May 1868 ). The publisher had informed CD …

From John Fiske   15 March 1875

Summary

Thanks CD for Descent

and for his praise of Cosmic philosophy [1874].

Author:  John Fiske
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9888

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1917 , 1: 478–9. Thomas Henry Huxley. Asa Gray. In Insectivorous plants , pp.  223–5, CD …

From R. F. Cooke   22 October 1875

Summary

Sends a copy of Climbing plants [2d ed.]. Price cannot be higher than 6s.

Variation [2d ed.] price will be 18s, if CD approves. Future reprints will not be costly, since both have been stereotyped.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 473
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10213

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Muller | Cohn Breslau | Sachs | De-Vries | Asa Gray | Hildebrand | Delpino | Hackel | [‘ …

From W. M. Canby   1 October 1875

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Summary

Acknowledges copy of Insectivorous plants; has observed Drosera filiformis leaves closing around prey.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 86: B5–B5a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10179

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Venus fly trap; see Correspondence vol.  21). Asa Gray had put Canby in touch with CD (see …

From J. D. Hooker   17 March 1875

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Summary

No action on assistance yet, but has had a private note from Disraeli asking whether Thiselton-Dyer is his recommendation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9891

Matches: 1 hit

  • … example, Correspondence vol.  18, letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1870] . Hooker was writing …

From E. J. Johnston   24 May 1875

Summary

The insect-capturing Araujia has been forwarded from Portugal.

He discovers Apocynum is not in the same family, and he has misquoted [John Leonard Knapp’s Journal of a naturalist (1829)]; Apocynum captures by stamens, not stigma.

Sends seeds of Portuguese Drosera.

Author:  Edwin John Johnston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 168: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9992

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Oliver, 23 November 1860 , and letter to Asa Gray, 26 November [1860] ). Johnston had …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   3 October [1875]

Summary

Suggests WTT-D read account of Bignonia capreolata in forthcoming Climbing plants.

Plans experiments [on Melastomataceae]. Describes similar experiment performed on Monochaetum. Interested in meaning of differently coloured stamens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  3 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 29–30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10180

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Asa Gray, 16 February [1862] ). CD became ill around …

To J. D. Hooker   6 January [1875]

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Summary

Is not inclined to restrain himself from expressing his opinion of Mivart. Huxley’s article in Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 365–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9805

Matches: 1 hit

  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July 1860 , and letter to Asa Gray, 3 July [1860] . In his letter of 3  …

From Chauncey Wright   24 February 1875

Summary

Speculates on the function of eyebrows and of hair and the furrows of the forehead. Considers many features and faculties to serve, or to have served, more than one function, either simultaneously or successively. Determining the one function through which natural selection has acted in developing it is unrealistic and not worth while.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 173 fos. 1–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9871

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to him; he sent the letter again, care of Asa Gray. CD had suggested that Wright should …

From Federico Delpino   11 September 1875

Summary

Thanks for Thomas Belt’s Naturalist in Nicaragua [1874], which confirms some of his observations,

and for Insectivorous plants, which he praises.

Suggests that a book integrating knowledge of plant–animal interactions be written by a Darwinist.

Defines biology as the science of external interactions.

German reception is far more positive than Italian.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10155

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol. 11, letter from Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker, 6 July 1863 and n. 9; OED ). …
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