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To Asa Gray   17 February [1878]

Summary

Heterostyly in Linum perenne. Believes the American form may be a distinct species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  17 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (129)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11364

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   17 February [1878] …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (129) Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 Feb [1878] Asa Gray
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 3 February 1878 . …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 3 February 1878 . Hyacinth Hooker stayed at Down with her baby, …
  • … vi, CD wrote that a well-known reviewer (Asa Gray in his review of Forms of flowers ) in …

To Asa Gray   15 August 1878

Summary

Climbing plants.

Requests seeds of Echinocystis lobata for Hugo de Vries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Aug 1878
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (124)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11659

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   15 August 1878 …
  • … University (124) Charles Robert Darwin Abinger Hall Down letterhead 15 Aug 1878 Asa Gray
  • … see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862 and n. 11). CD’s notes …

To Asa Gray   21 [and 22] January 1878

Summary

Thanks for AG’s review of Forms of flowers [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 15 (1878): 67–73].

Thomas Carlyle’s letter about CD was a forgery.

Gives Hermann Müller’s observations on Valeriana dioica.

Is unsure about function of "bloom"; are glaucous plants more or less common in arid parts of U. S.?

Observations on heliotropism.

Thomas Meehan reports that Linum perenne is self-fertile; CD thinks that he has mistaken the species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  21 and 22 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (123 and 127)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11330

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   21 [and 22] January 1878 …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead 21 Jan 1878 22 Jan 1878 Asa Gray
  • … also Correspondence vol. 25, letter from Asa Gray, 27 September 1877 . See A. Gray 1878a, …
  • … also Correspondence vol. 25, letter from Asa Gray, 10 June 1877 . Thomas Meehan’s comments …
  • … North America. Joseph Dalton Hooker and Asa Gray had spent more than two months travelling …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 25, letter from Asa Gray, 27 September 1877 . CD stayed with his …

To James Grant   11 March 1878

Summary

The strongest argument for the existence of God is the intuitive feeling that there must have been an intelligent beginner of the universe; "but then comes the doubt and difficulty whether such intuitions are trustworthy". CD is forced to leave the problem insoluble. "No man who does his duty has anything to fear, and may hope for whatever he earnestly desires."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Miller (James) Grant
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (12 December 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11416

Matches: 2 hits

  • … he criticised the view proposed by Asa Gray that variations had been preordained and …
  • … also A. Gray 1861 and Correspondence vol. 16, letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] and n. 5. …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   24 October [1878]

Summary

Wants some plants for sleep-movement observations. Has almost finished experimental work and must start sorting his notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  24 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 150–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11727

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew); letters from Joseph Dalton Hooker to Asa Gray, 18 September 1878 …
  • … and 13 October 1878 (Asa Gray Correspondence 39, Archives of the Gray Herbarium)). CD’s …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   2 August [1878]

Summary

Thanks for plants and seeds; requests for more to test Sachs’s notion on "bloom".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  2 Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 141–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11637

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Kew on 22 January 1878 ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). CD had been shown …

To G. J. Romanes   [20 January 1878?]

Summary

CD will call on Tuesday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [20 Jan 1878?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.484)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11328

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Kew on Tuesday 22 January ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). No reference …

To W. K. Parker   20 January [1878]

Summary

Thanks for kind note, would like to meet him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kitchen Parker
Date:  20 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Te Papa Archives, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CA000372/001/0001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11329

Matches: 1 hit

  • … J. Romanes, [20 January 1878? ] ; letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). He left …

To Hugo de Vries   [15] August [1878]

Summary

Enjoyed seeing HdeV yesterday.

Following the point mentioned by HdeV, CD has observed the difference in corrugation of primary roots in plants exposed to dry and damp soil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugo de Vries
Date:  [15] Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Artis Library (De Vries 4b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11662

Matches: 1 hit

  • … you yesterday & remain | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin I have written to Asa Gray
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Date
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