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From Asa Gray   6 November 1879

Summary

Will try to get Ipomoea and Megarrhiza seeds for CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296

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  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 November 1879 …
  • … DAR 165: 200 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 6 Nov 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Gray, Asa. 1879. Gray’s botanical text-book. Vol. I. Structural botany or …
  • … Chicago: Ivison, Blakeman, and Company. Gray, Asa. 1882. Contributions to North American …
  • … Letter to Asa Gray, 24 October 1879 . In his letter of 24 October 1879 , CD had requested …
  • … William Thompson . Hugo de Vries (see letter to Asa Gray, 24 October 1879 and n. 5). …
  • … A. Gray 1879 (see letter to Asa Gray, 24 October 1879 and n. 1). Gray was working on a …
  • … good wishes. And hoping you & yours are all well, I am | Very sincerely Yours | Asa Gray

To Asa Gray   24 October 1879

Summary

Requests seeds of Ipomoea and Megarrhiza for observations on seedling growth.

Is rereading MS of Movement in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12269

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  • … To Asa Gray   24 October 1879 …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (125) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Oct 1879 Asa Gray
  • … Bibliography Gray, Asa. 1858a. Introduction to structural and systematic botany, and …
  • … text-book. New York: Ivison & Phinney. Gray, Asa. 1879. Gray’s botanical text-book. Vol. …
  • … Correspondence vol. 11, letter from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863 and n. 25). Gray had discussed …

To Asa Gray   16 December 1879

Summary

Thanks for AG’s trouble about the seeds. Is curious to see their germination and the early seedling growth.

Asks for cotton seeds, as he observes odd movements of the cotyledon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 Dec 1879
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (130a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12357

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   16 December 1879 …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (130a) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 Dec 1879 Asa Gray
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 6 November 1879 . CD had requested seeds of Ipomoea …

To John Fordyce   7 May 1879

Summary

Believes it absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent theist and evolutionist; gives the examples of Kingsley and Asa Gray. As regards CD’s own views, his judgement often fluctuates but "I have never been an Atheist in the sense of denying the existence of God". Thinks that "generally (and more and more as I grow older) … an Agnostic would be the most correct description of my state of mind".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fordyce
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12041

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  • … the present time . London: Elliot Stock. Gray, Asa. 1860a. Discussion between two readers …
  • … of Science and Arts 2d ser. 30: 226–39. Gray, Asa. 1860b. Review of Darwin’s theory on the …
  • … gives the examples of Kingsley and Asa Gray. As regards CD’s own views, his judgement …
  • … evolutionist. — You are right about Kingsley. Asa Gray, the eminent botanist, is another …
  • … Kingsley, 18 November 1859 and n. 4). Asa Gray was a strong supporter of CD’s work; he had …

From J. D. Hooker   29 November 1879

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Summary

Congratulations on Erasmus Darwin; likes CD’s part better than Ernst Krause’s.

Received false notice of Asa Gray’s death.

Gray and JDH engaged in comparing widely separated but floristically similar regions.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 134–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12336

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  • … Krause’s. Received false notice of Asa Gray’s death. Gray and JDH engaged in comparing …
  • … 568–80. Hooker, Joseph Dalton and Gray, Asa. 1880. The vegetation of the Rocky Mountain …
  • … mire. William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Asa Gray . Hooker had travelled with Gray in July …
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