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From Asa Gray   3 February 1878

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AG’s review of Joseph Cook ["Lectures on biology", New Englander 37: 100–13].

Encourages CD to work at heliotropism.

Thinks Thomas Meehan is as "rattle-brained" as Joseph Cook.

[A damaged fragment cut from this letter is pinned to 11051.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 169, DAR 165: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11343

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  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   3 February 1878 …
  • … DAR 160: 169, DAR 165: 199 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 3 Feb 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … by it as is | Your affectionate | Asa Gray P.S.  I have done up Meehan for Amer. Jour. …
  • … CD described; see A. Gray 1877 and letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and n. 11. …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ; the other letter has not been found. …
  • … comment on the review, see the letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and n. 4; Gray …
  • … dioica is marsh valerian; see letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and n. 6. CD …
  • … laurel or mayflower). See letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and n. 8. Gray’s …
  • … of flowers , see Correspondence vol. 24, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1876 and n. 5. …
  • … an American, in 1877; see letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and n. 10. …
  • … s work for inaccuracy; see letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and n. 11. He had …

From Hugo de Vries   17 August 1878

Summary

Contraction of plant roots.

Author:  Hugo de Vries
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1878
Classmark:  DAR 180: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11665

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  • … On the contraction of roots; Vries 1880 ). See letter to Asa Gray, 15 August 1878 . …
  • … you had in writing for me to Prof. Asa Gray, and beg you to accept my sincere thanks for …

From Thomas Meehan   28 April [1878]

Summary

Sends CD Dr Wood’s lecture on insectivorous plants.

Had no intention of antagonising CD with his observations on Linum; was anxious to account for its apparently different behaviour.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Apr [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10944

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  • … a distinct species (see letters to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 and 17 February [ …
  • … of L. perenne . CD had already written to Asa Gray mentioning Meehan’s remarks on Linum …

From J. D. Hooker   18 January 1878

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Invites CD to Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11323

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  • … Hooker at Kew on Tuesday 22 January ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). …

From George Bentham   7 August 1878

Summary

CD’s election to the French Academy delights GB. Nationalistic prejudices have at last been overcome; congratulates him on what is now universal adoption of his views.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11642

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  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1878

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Botanical evidence is against F. B. White’s origin of St Helena fauna. JDH holds flora is S. African. Since plants must arrive before insects, if fauna is Palearctic then flora survived glacial period. Flora not Miocene since old and relic orders are absent. Suggests S. African west coastal mountains as insects’ origin.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 118–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11718

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  • … Moulton 1879). Hooker was collaborating with Asa Gray on a study of the flora of the Rocky …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 May 1878

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WTT-D’s statement perverted by Times [4 May 1878, p. 6, on WTT-D’s Royal Institution lectures on vegetable morphology].

S. H. Vines’s work on light inhibition of Phycomyces hyphae ["The influence of light upon the growth of unicellular organs" (1878), Arb. Bot. Inst. Würzburg 2 (1882): 133–47] suggests heliotropism in green plants is independent of, and more primitive than, photosynthesis.

Heliotropism in aerial roots.

Frank Darwin’s work.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11503

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  • … Kew on 22 January 1878 ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). Henry Nottidge …

From J. D. Hooker   4 October 1878

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Frank asked to summarise work with CD for use in JDH’s Royal Society address.

Work with A. Gray shows Colorado plants closer to Altai than to E. or W. America.

Work with J. Ball shows Moroccan plants very distinct from nearby Canaries.

JDH on Royal Commission to Paris Exhibition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 115–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11714

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  • … Hooker 1878b, p. 61). Hooker and Asa Gray’s paper, ‘The vegetation of the Rocky Mountain …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   29 January 1878

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Information on Cyclamen and other plants.

Identification of some plants.

"Bloom".

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 133.19: 10, 11, DAR 178: 102, DAR 209.4: 433–4, DAR 209.11: 258, 259, DAR 209.12: 88, Petit and Théodoridès 1959, pp. 210–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11339

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  • … at Kew on 22 January 1878 ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ), and Thiselton- …
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