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From Asa Gray   6 February 1877

Summary

Sends specimen of Gilia aggregata and will try to get Phlox subulata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10830

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  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 February 1877 …
  • … DAR 165: 193 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 6 Feb 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … sheets complete. In haste | Ever Yours | Asa Gray Dont hesitate to ask every thing of me, …
  • … family (Polemoniaceae; see letter to Asa Gray, 23 January 1877 and n. 3). See also Forms …
  • … subulata (moss phlox), see the letter to Asa Gray, 23 January 1877 and n. 2. Gray had …
  • … notice of the book (see Correspondence vol. 24, letter from Asa Gray, 12 November 1876 ). …

From Asa Gray   10 February 1877

Summary

Sends specimens of two forms of Rhamnus lanceolata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 109: A84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10837

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   10 February 1877 …
  • … DAR 109: A84 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 10 Feb 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Rhamnus lanceolata (lanceleaf buckthorn; see letter to Asa Gray, 3 January 1877 and n. 5). …

To Asa Gray   18 February [1877]

Summary

Praises AG’s abstract of Cross and self-fertilisation [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 13 (1877): 125–41].

Hopes soon to finish with dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  18 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (122)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10851

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   18 February [1877] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (122) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Feb [1877] Asa Gray
  • … 1862; see Correspondence vol. 24, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August 1876 and n. 4). For CD’s …
  • … 3d ser. 13 (1877): 125–41. See letter from Asa Gray, 6 February 1877 and n. 1. Forms of …
  • … of Phaleria disperma ), see the letter to Asa Gray, 3 January 1877 and nn. 1 and 2. …
  • … the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. See letter from Asa Gray, 6 February 1877 and n. 1. Gray …
  • … notice of Orchids 2d ed. (see letter from Asa Gray, 6 February 1877 and n. 3). The letter …

To Asa Gray   23 January 1877

Summary

Thanks AG for card about Pontederia.

Asks for specimens of Phlox subulata and Gilia aggregata to check for dimorphism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  23 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10811

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   23 January 1877 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (120) Charles Robert Darwin Down 23 Jan 1877 Asa Gray
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1870. Revision of the North American …
  • … See Correspondence vol. 18, letter from Asa Gray, 21 November 1870 . Gray’s description of …

From Asa Gray   27 September 1877

Summary

Has received CD’s book [Forms of flowers]; thanks him for the compliment of the dedication.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11155

Matches: 8 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   27 September 1877 …
  • … DAR 165: 198 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 27 Sept 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and will live in the memory of his attached master and mistress. Yours ever | Asa Gray
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 June [1877] . Gray’s name is on the presentation list for Forms …
  • … to the Rocky Mountains (see letter from Asa Gray, 10 June 1877 and n. 5). After receiving …
  • … See Correspondence vol. 18, letter from Asa Gray, 14 February 1870 , letter from J. L. …
  • … Gray, 14 February 1870, and letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1870] . Gray probably refers to …

To Asa Gray   19 March [1877]

Summary

Sends an informal title-page [for Orchids, 2d ed.].

Appreciates the condolences for Frank [on death of his wife, Amy].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Mar [1877]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (tipped into Orchids 2d ed., EC85 D2593 862oba)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10901

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   19 March [1877] …
  • … into Orchids 2d ed. , EC85 D2593 862oba) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Mar [1877] Asa Gray
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 6 March 1877 . In his letter of 6 March …
  • … was CD’s publisher. See letter from Asa Gray, 6 March 1877 and n. 4; Gray and his wife, …

To Asa Gray   8 March 1877

Summary

Leucosmia burnettiana is in all probability dimorphic. Thinks Gilia is truly heterostyled and Phlox subulata was, perhaps, once heterostyled. Has good evidence of heterostyly in 39 genera from 14 families.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 Mar 1877
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (117)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10883

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   8 March 1877 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (117) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Mar 1877 Asa Gray
  • … flowers , pp. 114–15. See also letter to Asa Gray, 3 January 1877 . Gray sent a flower of …
  • … in ibid. , pp. 118–19. See letter to Asa Gray, 23 January 1877 and n. 2. Phlox subulata is …

From Asa Gray   10 June 1877

Summary

Has two young friends who wish to call on CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10994

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   10 June 1877 …
  • … DAR 165: 197 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 10 June 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … may believe me | Always Yours cordially | Asa Gray Top of letter : ‘11 o .15 | 2 o .50’ …
  • … Correspondence vol. 17, letter to Asa Gray, 1 June [1869] ). Joseph Dalton Hooker departed …

From Asa Gray   30 March 1877

Summary

Lithospermum longiflorum has cleistogamous flowers and, unlike other species of genus, it is not dimorphic.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10918

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   30 March 1877 …
  • … DAR 165: 195 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 30 Mar 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 8 March 1877 . Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel’s edition of Carolus …

From Asa Gray   6 March 1877

Summary

Thanks for Orchids [2d ed.].

Does not feel his abstract of Cross and self-fertilisation [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 13 (1877): 125–41] was thorough enough.

Has heard of their sad bereavement last autumn [death of Amy, wife of Francis Darwin].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10880

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  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 March 1877 …
  • … DAR 165: 194 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 6 Mar 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876. Gray, Asa. 1878–84. Synoptical flora of North …

To Asa Gray   4 June [1877]

Summary

C. E. Bessey’s case [see 10969] came too late, as the sheets had been printed, but CD thinks it should be carefully investigated as a possible case of incipient heterostyly.

Is trying to make out the function of "bloom", the waxy secretion on leaves and fruits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 June [1877]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (119)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10982

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   4 June [1877] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (119) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 June [1877] Asa Gray
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 22 May 1877 . Gray had forwarded a …
  • … incisum , fringed gromwell; see letter from Asa Gray, 22 May 1877 ). CD’s manuscript of …

From Asa Gray   22 May 1877

Summary

Asked C. E. Bessey whether Lithospermum longiflorum was dimorphic like its relatives. Encloses CEB’s reply.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 110: B53–7, DAR 165: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10969

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   22 May 1877 …
  • … DAR 110: B53–7, DAR 165: 196 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 22 May 1877 Charles Robert …
  • … pollen . I will do so. Yours ever | Asa Gray Iowa Agricultural College. | Ames, May 19 th …
  • … probably not dimorphic ( letter from Asa Gray, 30 March 1877 ). Lithospermum longiflorum …

To Asa Gray   3 January 1877

Summary

Asks AG not to send his rare specimens [of Leucosmia].

Is glad of the notice about black pigs.

Has great faith in Jeffries Wyman;

thinks A. R. Wallace founds his speculation on a feeble basis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  3 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (118)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10768

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   3 January 1877 …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (118) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Jan 1877 Asa Gray

From W. H. Leggett   15 January 1877

Summary

At Asa Gray’s request, writes what he knows about Pontederia cordata.

Author:  William Henry Leggett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 109: B127–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10790

Matches: 3 hits

  • … At Asa Gray’s request, writes what he knows about Pontederia cordata . …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1848. A manual of the botany of the …
  • … 1877. Mr.  Chas. Darwin, Dear Sir, Dr.  Asa Gray has requested me to write to you what I …

From C. E. Bessey   28 June 1877

Summary

Has heard through Asa Gray of CD’s interest in his work on Lithospermum and Oxalis. Thinks dimorphism in Oxalis is but early stage toward complete separation of sexes.

Author:  Charles Edwin Bessey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11021

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Has heard through Asa Gray of CD’s interest in his work on Lithospermum and Oxalis . …
  • … incipient heterostyly ( Bessey 1880 ). See letter from Asa Gray, 30 March 1877 and n. 2. …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 June [1877] and n. 2. Bessey’s name appears on CD’s presentation …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 October [1877]

Summary

Movements in cotyledons; outlines tracing technique. [A tracing of movements of red cabbage cotyledon enclosed.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  11 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 103–5) (Image reproduced with the kind permission of the Board of Trustees)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11178

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  • … had a short & very prosperous note from Asa Gray, who says Hooker is very prosperous & …
  • … together in the region over the summer (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 September 1877 ). …
  • … year is established by the reference to Asa Gray’s letter (see n. 7, below). CD had asked …
  • … from cold ( Movement in plants , p. 3). Asa Gray and Joseph Dalton Hooker were busy …

From J. D. Hooker   19 October 1877

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Summary

JDH has just returned from U. S., where he worked on N. American geographical distribution with Asa Gray.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11190

Matches: 2 hits

  • … from U. S. , where he worked on N. American geographical distribution with Asa Gray. …
  • … nn. 3 and 4). Hooker had travelled with Asa Gray in July and August 1877, studying North …

From W. W. Bailey   [November 1877]

Summary

Encloses flowers. Long-styled form may be a sport.

Author:  William Whitman Bailey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11162

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club , Asa Gray described how humble-bees forced their …
  • … is established by the reference to Asa Gray’s article, which was published in October (see …

To J. D. Hooker   21 October [1877]

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Summary

Welcomes JDH home from American expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 457–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11195

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  • … expedition, & I heard a few days ago from Asa Gray that you were at Cambridge, all …
  • … 16 October 1877, p. 4). See letter from Asa Gray, 27 September 1877 ; Hooker spent a week …

To J. D. Hooker   [26 October 1877]

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Summary

Requests seeds for experiments he and Frank are doing on automatic movements of cotyledons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 455–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11210

Matches: 1 hit

  • … a biographical sketch of Hooker by Asa Gray (A. Gray 1877a), and an article by Hooker on …
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