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From Asa Gray   3 February 1878

Summary

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

Matches: 12 hits

  • 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 …

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 …
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