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From Asa Gray   22 December 1876

Summary

Discusses some dimorphic plants.

Sends specimens of Rhamnus but his few specimens of Leucosmia are very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 110: B36–7, B74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10731

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   22 December 1876 …
  • … DAR 110: B36–7, B74–5 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 22 Dec 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1848–9. Genera floræ Americæ boreali- …
  • … Wiley. Vol. 2: New York: George P. Putnam. Gray, Asa. 1854–6. Botany. Phanerogamia. United …
  • … could write a notice of it; see letter to Asa Gray, 27 November 1876 . Gray did not review …
  • … pencil ] & [ interl pencil ] dimorphic Asa Gray says Cleistogamic [ blue crayon , …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 December 1876 . Charles Wilkes commanded the United States …
  • … expedition ( A. Gray 1854–6 ). See letter to Asa Gray, 4 December 1876 and n. 2. Leucosmia …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 14, letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . Rhamnus lanceolatus …
  • … also Correspondence vol. 18, letter from Asa Gray, 21 November 1870 . CD described pollen- …

From Asa Gray   12 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for sheets of new book. Intends to talk about it at a scientific social club meeting.

Is amused to read CD’s criticisms of his own style, as in the U. S. it is spoken of as being as faultless as his temper. Corrects a reference.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10668

Matches: 9 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   12 November 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 191 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Nov 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Shorter publications , pp. 272–7. ] Gray, Asa. 1878–84. Synoptical flora of North America. …
  • … 1876. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press …
  • … of it. — That sort of thing I can now do only in snatches. Sincerely Yours | Asa Gray
  • … 1862 ( Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Asa Gray, 21 April [1862] ). Gray’s review of the …
  • … and self fertilisation ( letter from Asa Gray, 12 October 1876 ). For the founding of the …
  • … see ibid. , pp. 258 and 285. See letter to Asa Gray, 28 October 1876 . The monograph on …

To Asa Gray   4 [November 1876]

Summary

Sends some sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 [Nov 1876]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (130c)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10662

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   4 [November 1876] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (130c) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 [Nov 1876] Asa Gray
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to Asa Gray, 28 October 1876 . CD was …
  • … Cross and self fertilisation ( letter to Asa Gray, 28 October 1876 ). Gray had asked for …

From Asa Gray   12 October 1876

Summary

Would like sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation if it is not already out.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10639

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   12 October 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 190 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Oct 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … kindly send me sheets? I want them much within 30 days. In haste | Yours ever | Asa Gray

To Asa Gray   27 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for a correction. Hopes AG now has all the sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  27 Nov 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10688

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   27 November 1876 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (114) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Nov 1876 Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 12 November 1876 . …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 [November 1876] . CD was sending Gray proof-sheets of Cross and …

To Asa Gray   28 October 1876

Summary

Is sending sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation. He will be curious to see what AG thinks of it, as AG speaks the truth whether or not he approves. Is sick of trying to correct his "horrid bad style".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10656

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   28 October 1876 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (113) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Oct 1876 Asa Gray
  • … self fertilisation (see letter from Asa Gray, 12 October 1876 ). Gray’s review appeared in …

To Asa Gray   20 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for information about Hottonia.

Has found dimorphism in Forsythia.

Considers AG’s arguments on different terms for dimorphism, but cannot change to using the proposed new term [see 10699].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  20 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (116)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10728

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   20 December 1876 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (116) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Dec 1876 Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1876 ; Gray had provided information about Hottonia …
  • … Forms of flowers , p. 117. See letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1876 and n. 5. Friedrich …

To Asa Gray   28 January 1876

Summary

Thanks for reviews of Insectivorous plants and of Climbing plants in Nation and American Journal Science [see 10329].

AG’s essay on seed dispersal ["Burs in the borage family", Am. Nat. 10 (1876): 1–4].

Preparing book on advantages of crossing [Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 Jan 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10370

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   28 January 1876 …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (111) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Jan 1876 Asa Gray
  • … games with Emma (see Correspondence vol. 22, letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and n. 12). …
  • … Correspondence vol. 23, letter from Asa Gray, 28 December 1875 . In his paper on burrs in …
  • … was probably played during Asa and Jane Loring Gray’s visit to Down in 1868, and CD sent …

To Asa Gray   9 August 1876

Summary

AG’s Darwiniana [1876].

Cross and self-fertilisation has now gone to press.

Is preparing new edition of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  9 Aug 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10575

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   9 August 1876 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (112) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Aug 1876 Asa Gray
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876. Gray, Asa. 1875. Do varieties wear out, or tend …

To Asa Gray   4 December 1876

Summary

Plans to republish his paper on dimorphism with additions [Forms of flowers]. Is convinced it is necessary to compare pollen-grains and the state of the stigma to recognise dimorphic plants. Requests specific plants to test for dimorphism and would welcome examples from any family in which he has not encountered dimorphic species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10697

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   4 December 1876 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (115) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Dec 1876 Asa Gray
  • … other cases of dimorphism in his letter to Asa Gray, 19 April [1865] ( Correspondence vol. …

From Asa Gray   5 December 1876

Summary

Dimorphism and cleistogamy in Hottonia.

AG wants new, unambiguous term for what is now referred to as "dimorphism", "dioecio-dimorphism", or "heterostyly"; proposes "heterogone".

Sends an excerpt from Bulletin of Torrey Botanical Club 2 (June 1871) on Hottonia inflata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 192, DAR 111: A92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10699

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   5 December 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 192, DAR 111: A92 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 5 Dec 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … by Gray in Gray 1862d in his letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] ( Correspondence …

To J. D. Hooker   10 August 1876

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Summary

Asa Gray’s directed variation would make natural selection superfluous.

CD has read new theological reconciliations of Darwinism and religion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 415–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10576

Matches: 3 hits

  • Asa Gray’s directed variation would make natural selection superfluous. CD has read new …
  • … tranquilly settled at Kew. I don’t know what Asa Gray means by his peculiar views unless …
  • … Jardine on 22 August 1876 ( ODNB ). Asa Gray’s collection of essays, Darwiniana (A. Gray …

From J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1876]

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Summary

JDH has heard from Asa Gray, who approves of the botany primer [Botany (1876)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 49–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10282

Matches: 2 hits

  • … JDH has heard from Asa Gray, who approves of the botany primer [ Botany (1876)]. …
  • … which it was reprinted several times. Asa Gray’s letter has not been found. CD stayed at …

To George Bentham   12 December 1876

Summary

Has examined the specimens of Boronia pinnata. No evidence of two distinct bodies of individuals.

Asks whether extra-American species of Aegiphila are heterostyled.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  12 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3: Correspondence, Vol 3, Daintree–Dyer, (1830–1884) 720)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10714

Matches: 3 hits

  • … in 1861 ( Correspondence vol. 9, letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1861] ). After studying …
  • … young & old flowers seem heterostyled. Asa Gray thought Amsinckia was heterostyled, but it …
  • … Correspondence vol. 11, letter to Asa Gray, 20 April [1863] ; Forms of flowers , p. 110). …

To Mary Treat   21 April [1876]

Summary

Congratulations on finding water-lily.

Thanks for Pinguicula specimens.

Asks for reference to her article on Utricularia [see 10508].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Date:  21 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10464

Matches: 2 hits

  • … valve was not sensitive to irritation. Asa Gray and Joseph Dalton Hooker; see n. 2, above, …
  • … were despatched at the same time to you, Asa Gray & D r Canby. Dear Madam | Yours very …

To J. D. Hooker   11 December 1876

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Summary

Plants received from JDH.

Requests he verify an identification by Fritz Müller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 427–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10710

Matches: 2 hits

  • … has not been found but CD probably sent Asa Gray’s article in American Naturalist 7 ( …
  • … 1873): 422–3; see letter to Asa Gray, 20 December 1876 and n. 2. See letter from J. D. …

To Fritz Müller   11 December 1876

Summary

FM’s new position in Rio.

CD interested in nature of surface deposits at Rio.

Sends a copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 40) (EH 88205870)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10709

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 8[–9] September [1866] ). According to Asa Gray, Agassiz argued strongly for glaciation in …
  • … CD’s theory (see ibid. , letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 ); Müller was already …

From J. V. Carus   20 November 1876

Summary

Thanks CD for [2d English edition of] Volcanic islands and South America [1876].

Is at work on Cross and self-fertilisation. Asks about some doubtful points.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10681

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of Expression (Carus trans. 1877b) is 1877. See letter from Asa Gray, 12 November 1876 . …
  • … ought] tick red crayon Top of letter : ‘(Asa Gray correction p 4 see letter)’ pencil FD …

From C. F. Martins   5 July 1876

Summary

Richard Gordon’s French translation of Climbing plants [1877] is half printed.

In Martins’ Introduction to [Éd. Barbier’s translation of] Insectivorous plants [1877] he wants to include a complete bibliography of CD’s works: their extent is not generally known in France.

Author:  Charles Frédéric Martins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10557

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Antirrhinum also belongs to this family. Asa Gray had mentioned a species of Antirrhinum …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 23, letter from Asa Gray, 28 December 1875 and nn. 6 and 7). …

To J. D. Hooker   15 December 1876

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JDH has sent a short-styled Forsythia from Kew. CD surmises that all Forsythia at Kew may be short-styled, hence he is curious to know whether they set seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 429
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10721

Matches: 1 hit

  • … form but no doubt the species is dimorphic. Asa Gray says that only a short-styled form is …
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