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To Asa Gray   14 July [1856]

Summary

Asks whether Allegheny Mountains are sufficiently continuous so that plants could travel from north to south along them.

Hopes AG’s work on geographical distribution is progressing, as he has questions on plants common to Europe which do not range up to Arctic.

Are intermediate varieties less numerous in individuals than the varieties they connect?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 July [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1926

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   14 July [1856] …
  • … s comments in letter to J.   D. Hooker, 5 July [1856] . Letter to Asa Gray, 2 May [1856] . …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1842. Notes of a botanical excursion to the …
  • … Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 July [1856] Asa Gray
  • … 37; 2 (1843): 113-25; 3 (1844): 230–42. Gray, Asa. 1856–7. Statistics of the flora of the …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter to Asa Gray, 2 May [1856] . …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 2 May [1856] , and the letters exchanged between Gray and CD in …

From Asa Gray   [before 3 April 1858]

Summary

List of close species taken from AG’s Manual of botany [1848].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2249

Matches: 8 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   [before 3 April 1858] …
  • … DAR 165: 103 Asa Gray unstated [before 3 Apr 1858] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1848. A manual of the botany of the northern …
  • … CD evidently received this list from Asa Gray on 3 April 1858, although annotations on the …
  • … 1857 ( Correspondence vol.  6, letter to Asa Gray, 29 November [1857] ). In November 1857, …
  • … drawn up for CD in 1855 (see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to Asa Gray, 8 June [1855] , …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 30 June 1855 ). The first list (now in DAR 165: 92/3) was …

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   24 October 1879 …
  • … 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. …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (125) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Oct 1879 Asa Gray
  • … Correspondence vol. 11, letter from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863 and n. 25). Gray had discussed …

To Asa Gray   26 June [1863]

Summary

Thanks AG for references about phyllotaxy

and information on marriage laws.

Has been looking for dimorphism in Phlox and Euonymus.

Has observed the irritability of tendrils of Echinocystis with great interest. Was also struck by the rotating movements of the leading shoots, which he proposes to investigate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  26 June [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (82)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4222

Matches: 12 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   26 June [1863] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (82) Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 June [1863] Asa Gray
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863 . …
  • … Letters from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863  and [10–16] June [1863] . …
  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker. See letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] and n.  2. CD refers …
  • … of correspondents and published sources. See letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] . …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] and n.  13. CD refers to his letter to Gray …
  • … June 1863] and n.  3. See letter from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863 . From 1861, William Vernon …
  • … Bentham, 19 June [1863] . See letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] and n.  4. There …
  • … repens for experimental purposes (see letter to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and n.   …
  • … 4). See also letter to Asa Gray, 31 May [1863] . CD refers to A.  Gray 1858b. See letter …

To Asa Gray   9 May [1857]

Summary

Thanks for new part of "Statistics".

Interested in disjoined species; do they tend to belong to large or small genera, and are they generally members of small families?

Is glad AG will tackle introduced plants; has noticed that the proportion of a particular family to the whole flora tends to be similar in introduced and indigenous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  9 May [1857]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2089

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   9 May [1857] …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Gray, Asa. 1848. A manual of the botany of the northern …
  • … Monroe and Company. London: John Chapman. Gray, Asa. 1856–7. Statistics of the flora of …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (9) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 May [1857] Asa Gray
  • … to prepare this paper. See letter from Asa Gray, 1 June 1857 . A.  Gray 1848 . These notes …
  • … error Gray made in his note (see letter from Asa Gray, 1 June 1857 ). CD explained why he …
  • … ranges to be found in small genera in letter to Asa Gray, 18 June [1857] . A.  Gray 1856– …
  • … 7 , p.  400. See letter to Asa Gray, [after 15 March …
  • … 1857] , and letter from Asa Gray, 1 June 1857 . In the event, Gray was …

From Asa Gray   31 May 1872

Summary

Sends, via C. L. Brace, his book [Botany for young people, pt 2 How plants behave (1872)], "your own science adapted to juvenile minds".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8363

Matches: 6 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … about 1860 (see Correspondence vol.  8). See also letter from Asa Gray, 2 February 1872 . …
  • … From Asa Gray   31 May 1872 …
  • … DAR 165: 180 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 31 May 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Ever, Dear Mr.  Darwin | Yours sincerely | Asa Gray Top of letter : ‘D r Packard | Brace’ …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 25 February [1864] ). Gray refers to Mark …

To Asa Gray   1 January [1857]

Summary

Thanks AG for 2d part of "Statistics [of the flora of the northern U. S.", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 22 (1856): 204–32; 2d ser. 23 (1857): 62–84, 369–403].

Is glad AG concludes species of large genera are wide-ranging, but is "riled" that he thinks the line of connection of alpine plants is through Greenland. Mentions comparisons of ranges worth investigating.

Believes trees show a tendency toward separation of the sexes and wonders if U. S. species bear this out. Asks which genera are protean in U. S.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2034

Matches: 11 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   1 January [1857] …
  • … Paris: Victor Mason. Geneva: J. Kessmann. Gray, Asa. 1856–7. Statistics of the flora of …
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (7) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Jan [1857] Asa Gray
  • … about this topic after having first mentioned it in his letter to Asa Gray, 2 May [1856] . …
  • … See also letters to Asa Gray, 24 August [1856] and 24  …
  • … November [1856] , and letter from Asa Gray, 4 November 1856 . …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter from Asa Gray, 16 February 1857 . A.   …
  • … Gray 1856–7 . In his letter to Asa Gray, 2 May [1856] , CD had asked Gray to examine the …
  • … s response to this query, see letter from Asa Gray, 1 June 1857 . See letters to J.  D. …
  • … pp.  539–42). See also letter from Asa Gray, 16 February 1857 . CD refers to the section …

From Asa Gray   10 October 1866

Summary

Does not think he can persuade American publishers to reprint [4th English ed. of] Origin in U. S. Suggests Murray supply copies of it and the new book [Variation] to the American market.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5237

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   10 October 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 155 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 Oct 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . CD had asked his publisher, John Murray, …
  • … edition of Origin to Gray (see letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] ). When Gray mentioned …
  • … sent a bound copy by Murray (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  6). CD’s …
  • … self-fertilised plants (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and nn.  13 and 14). …
  • … and additional material (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  7). Gray had …
  • … better terms for CD (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 August 1866 and n.  2). Gray had sent CD …
  • … of Rhamnus from a nursery (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  9). CD had …
  • … as two European examples (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  11). Acorus …

To Asa Gray   8 May [1868]

Summary

AG’s review of Variation [Nation 6 (1868): 234–6] very good.

CD’s fondness for Pangenesis; although an "infant cherished by few", CD expects it to have a long life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 May [1868]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (94)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6167

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   8 May [1868] …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [Review of Variation. ] Nation 6 ( …
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (94) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 May [1868] Asa Gray
  • … commented, ‘We doubt not that Professor Asa Gray … could show that natural selection, …
  • … contempt, says on this subject that Prof. Asa Gray could with the greatest ease smash me …
  • … 1868 ; see Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray, [after 17 September 1867] ). …
  • … See also letter from Asa Gray, 24 February 1868 . CD’s lightly annotated copy is at DAR …

From Asa Gray   22 December 1876

Summary

Discusses some dimorphic plants.

Sends specimens of Rhamnus but his few specimens of Leucosmia are very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 110: B36–7, B74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10731

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   22 December 1876 …
  • … DAR 110: B36–7, B74–5 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 22 Dec 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Gray, Asa. 1848–9. Genera floræ Americæ boreali- …
  • … Wiley. Vol. 2: New York: George P. Putnam. Gray, Asa. 1854–6. Botany. Phanerogamia. United …
  • … could write a notice of it; see letter to Asa Gray, 27 November 1876 . Gray did not review …
  • … pencil ] & [ interl pencil ] dimorphic Asa Gray says Cleistogamic [ blue crayon , …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 December 1876 . Charles Wilkes commanded the United States …
  • … expedition ( A. Gray 1854–6 ). See letter to Asa Gray, 4 December 1876 and n. 2. Leucosmia …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 14, letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . Rhamnus lanceolatus …
  • … also Correspondence vol. 18, letter from Asa Gray, 21 November 1870 . CD described pollen- …

From Asa Gray   [c. 24 May 1857]

Summary

Discusses difficulties involved in deciding which genera are protean in the light of some comments by H. C. Watson.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 24 May 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2104

Matches: 8 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   [ c. 24 May 1857] …
  • … DAR 165: 97 Asa Gray unstated [c. 24 May 1857] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Gray, Asa. 1856–7. Statistics of the flora of the northern United States. …
  • … part of A.  Gray 1856–7 (see letter to Asa Gray, 9 May [1857] ). CD refers to the chapter …
  • … from Gray’s reference in letter from Asa Gray, 1 June 1857 , to having ‘ despatched ’ a …
  • … list of protean genera ( letter from Asa Gray, 16 February 1857 ); he had also sent Hewett …
  • … 10 March 1857  and from H.  C. Watson to Asa Gray, 13 March 1857). See letter from H.  C. …

From Asa Gray   17 September 1868

Summary

Reached Kew last evening.

Hooker is in Scotland for two or three days.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6370

Matches: 4 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   17 September 1868 …
  • … DAR 165: 165 Asa Gray Kew 17 Sept 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jane Loring Gray and Asa Gray sailed from New York on 2 September 1868. CD had invited …

From Asa Gray   4 November 1856

Summary

Outlines the ranges of northern U. S. species common to Europe. Hopes to investigate the resemblances between the floras of the north-eastern U. S. and western Europe. Discusses routes by which alpine plants appear to have reached U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1856
Classmark:  DAR 165: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1982

Matches: 11 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   4 November 1856 …
  • … DAR 165: 95 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 4 Nov 1856 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Paris: Victor Mason. Geneva: J. Kessmann. Gray, Asa. 1856–7. Statistics of the flora of …
  • … In his letter to Asa Gray, 24 August [1856] , CD had indicated that he considered the …
  • … found to range northwards (see letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] ). When he received …
  • … plants, he added the comment: ‘( No . give Asa Gray’s facts, far more accurate)’ and wrote …
  • … in the margin, ‘dele’. Letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] , in which CD referred to the …
  • … which the introduced species belonged (see letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] ). A.   …
  • … Gray 1856a. See letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] , n.  6. Gray refers to [J.  D. …
  • … I am much pressed for time. — Yours ever | Asa Gray Kindly post enclosures—putting that to …

From Asa Gray   12 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for sheets of new book. Intends to talk about it at a scientific social club meeting.

Is amused to read CD’s criticisms of his own style, as in the U. S. it is spoken of as being as faultless as his temper. Corrects a reference.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10668

Matches: 9 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   12 November 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 191 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Nov 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Shorter publications , pp. 272–7. ] Gray, Asa. 1878–84. Synoptical flora of North America. …
  • … 1876. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press …
  • … of it. — That sort of thing I can now do only in snatches. Sincerely Yours | Asa Gray
  • … 1862 ( Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Asa Gray, 21 April [1862] ). Gray’s review of the …
  • … and self fertilisation ( letter from Asa Gray, 12 October 1876 ). For the founding of the …
  • … see ibid. , pp. 258 and 285. See letter to Asa Gray, 28 October 1876 . The monograph on …

From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1869

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6588

Matches: 4 hits

  • … D. Appleton & Co Gray, Asa
  • … From D.  Appleton & Co.  to Asa Gray   1 February 1869 …
  • … DAR 159: 83 D. Appleton & Co unstated 1 Feb 1869 Asa Gray
  • … 9 by D. APPLETON & CO. , for account of Asa Gray On hand last account, 350 On hand this …

To Asa Gray   24 October [1860]

Summary

Has been consulting with John Murray about the possibility of publishing AG’s three Atlantic Monthly articles [see 2910] as a pamphlet, but has been strongly advised against it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2961

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   24 October [1860] …
  • … Herbarium, Harvard University (33) Charles Robert Darwin Eastbourne 24 Oct [1860] Asa Gray
  • … CD had sent it to the Saturday Review . See letter to Asa Gray, 26 September [1860] . …
  • … Emma Darwin’s diary). See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1860] . The letter from Charles …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  9. See letter to Asa Gray, 19 October [1860] and n.  4. CD refers …
  • … if a little Book could be got up by Asa Gray for the theological part is so admirable & …

From Asa Gray   27 August 1866

Summary

Hopes to make good arrangement for publication of CD’s Variation.

Agassiz claims to have proved all of America was covered with unbroken ice during the glacial period.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5198

Matches: 9 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   27 August 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 154 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 27 Aug 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … s notes are for his reply to Gray’s letter (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] ). …
  • … Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of …
  • … P.S. I have just received a letter from Asa Gray with following passage, so that according …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] , …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 7 August 1866  and n.  6. D.  Appleton & Co.  was …
  • … Ticknor & Fields. See the letter to Asa Gray, 4 August [1866] and n.  5. Louis Agassiz …

From Asa Gray   14 January [1868]

Summary

Has read sheets of Variation up to Pangenesis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5786

Matches: 5 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   14 January [1868] …
  • … DAR 165: 160 Asa Gray unstated 14 Jan [1868] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 18 November 1867 ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter to Asa Gray, 16 October [1867] ). Chapter 27 ( Variation …

To Asa Gray   14 December [1860]

Summary

Encloses note from Huxley [see 3022], who would be grateful for Chauncey Wright’s review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3023

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa
  • … To Asa Gray   14 December [1860] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (39) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Dec [1860] Asa Gray
  • … Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of …
  • … Wright published in England. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1860] . CD refers to the …
  • … early in 1861 (Gray 1861). See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1860] . The review had …
  • … For CD’s comments on the second part, see the letter to Asa Gray, 26 September [1860] . …
  • … William Henry Harvey’s letter to Asa Gray, dated 3 November 1860, is in the Gray …

From Asa Gray   6 March [1862]

Summary

Will observe Rhexia for CD to see whether it is dimorphic.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3467

Matches: 10 hits

  • Gray, Asa Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Asa Gray   6 March [1862] …
  • … DAR 165: 107 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 6 Mar [1862] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … died on 26 February 1862 ( DAB ). See letter to Asa Gray, 21 April [1862] and n.  11. …
  • … 1928–95. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … Letter to Asa Gray, 16 February [1862] . For the extensive correspondence between CD and …
  • … see Correspondence vols.  8 and 9. Asa Gray provided CD with further information on Rhexia …
  • … later in the year (see letter from Asa Gray, 4 August 1862 ). Torrey and Gray 1838–43, 1: …
  • … observing, Ever Yours | Cordially | Asa Gray There is some jolly science in the Saturday …
  • … CD later in the year (see letters from Asa Gray, 15 July [1862] and 4 August 1862 , DAB , …
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