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From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   5 January 1860

Summary

Opinions on the Origin: AG thinks it masterly; Agassiz considers it very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2638

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Gray, Asa Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker    5 January 1860 …
  • … January 1860] ). Maria Hooker was J.  D.  Hooker’s mother. She was suffering from ‘ …
  • … Jackson Hooker, the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and J.  D.  Hooker’s …
  • Hooker sent the first sheet of this letter to CD (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [22  …
  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [12 December 1859] and n.  4). Jeffries …

From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   [after 6 July 1867]

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Summary

Sends W. M. Canby’s observations on the carnivorous powers of Dionaea. [See Insectivorous plants, pp. 301, 310, 313.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 6 July 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 16–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5580

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Gray, Asa Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker   [after 6 July 1867] …

From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   6 July 1863

Summary

Includes comments about George Bentham’s anniversary address to the Linnean Society with particular notice of the favourable attention to Darwin, except for Natural Selection, and to AG’s essay in the Atlantic Monthly.

He defends [W. B.] Carpenter and [Jeffries] Wyman against [Richard] Owen.

Gossip about scientific honours and other matters.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 July 1863
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray correspondence: 328–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4232F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Gray, Asa Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker    6 July 1863 …
  • Hooker, [21 July 1863] , and letters to J.  D. Hooker, 22 July [1863] and 26 [July  …
  • Hooker enclosed this letter in a letter to CD of late July, which has not been found (see letter from J.  D.   …

From Asa Gray   4 and 13 October 1862

Summary

Thinks Max Müller’s Lectures on the science of language [1861–4] will do a real service to CD and natural selection.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 and 13 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3752

Matches: 4 hits

  • Hooker, 3 November [1862] , and letter from J.  D. Hooker, 7 November 1862 ). …
  • … that Joseph Dalton Hooker was the author of this anonymous review (see letter to J.  D.   …
  • … 3). See letter from Asa Gray, 5 September 1862  and nn.  4 and 5. [J.  D.  Hooker] 1862c. …
  • … Asa Gray, 20 April 1863 , letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [9 May 1863] , and letter to Asa Gray, …

From Asa Gray   11 April 1863

Summary

The war is nearly finished, "rebeldom is ""gone up"" ".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4081

Matches: 2 hits

  • Hooker, [14 December 1862] , and this volume, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 March  …
  • … Gray’s letters on the topic to Hooker (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.   …

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: 2 hits

  • … letter to Joseph Dalton Hooker with his own letter to J.  D. Hooker, 18 November [1856] . …
  • … October [1856] , n.  6. Gray refers to [J.  D. Hooker] 1856, a review of A.  de Candolle …

From Asa Gray   21 July 1863

Summary

Gives some observations on Drosera.

Comments on Richard Owen’s "transmutation theory" in his aye-aye paper [Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 5 (1866): 33–101].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 128, 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4248

Matches: 6 hits

  • … See also letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 6 July 1863  and n.  10. The reference is …
  • … pp.  xxv–xxvii). See letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 6 July 1863  and n.  17. …
  • … Pasteur. See letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 6 July 1863  and nn.  17 and 18. In …
  • … 20). See also letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 6 July 1863 . See letter from Asa …
  • … 12 and 13. See also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [ 2]9 June 1863  and n.  3. See letter to …
  • … to Owen’s claims, see the letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 March [1863] and 17 March [1863] , …

From Asa Gray   23 November 1863

Summary

CD’s poor health.

Agassiz’s attempt to do away with Darwinism.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4346

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 28 September 1863 (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [28 September 1863] ). Francis Boott, …
  • … been ill for some time (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [31 July 1863] ). The appendix of …
  • … built ship Alabama (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 or 3 November 1863] , n.  21). …
  • … American Confederacy (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 or 3 November 1863] and n.  21, …

From Asa Gray   20 April 1863

Summary

AG’s opinion of Lyell’s Antiquity of man.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4112

Matches: 1 hit

  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] , letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 March  …

From Asa Gray   24 February 1868

Summary

AG is writing notice of American edition of Variation [Nation 6 (1868): 234–6].

Pangenesis is "as good an hypothesis as one can now make".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5921

Matches: 2 hits

  • … vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] and n.  4). For CD’s …
  • … plant Dionaea muscipula in a letter to J.  D.  Hooker that had been forwarded to CD (see …

From Asa Gray   26 March 1867

Summary

Has printed copies of CD’s queries [on expression] and will distribute them.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5462

Matches: 2 hits

  • Hooker, 4 February 1867 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] ). Gray probably …
  • Hooker had forwarded the Nation article, ‘Popularizing science’ (Anon.  1867), to CD after it had been sent to him by Gray; CD praised the article and guessed that Gray had written it (see letter from J.  D.   …

From Asa Gray   [10 January 1860]

Summary

Agassiz denounces Origin as "atheistical";

AG is currently reviewing it [in Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 29 (1860): 153–84].

Jeffries Wyman praises it, though not a convert.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 26a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2631

Matches: 4 hits

  • … basis of the letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 . The missing portion …
  • … See also letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 , and letter from Asa …
  • … p.  267–8, and letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 ). Gray had asked CD …
  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [20 December 1859] , and letter to Asa …

From Asa Gray   11 October [1868]

Summary

Wants seeds of Passiflora gracilis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6931

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Dalton Hooker and his family, beginning 24 October 1868 (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 …

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: 1 hit

  • … the note on to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 April [1858] ). CD’s …

From Asa Gray   16 February 1864

Summary

Is sending his monograph ["A revision and arrangement of the North American species of Astragalus and Oxytropis", Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 6 (1863): 188–236].

Death of Francis Boott.

U. S. is now determined to do away with slavery.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4409

Matches: 2 hits

  • … his poor health sent in his letters to J.  D.  Hooker, [25 January 1864] and [27 January …
  • … Francis Boott. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10 and 12 January 1864] and n.  3. Gray …

From Asa Gray   29 December 1862

Summary

Encloses maize seeds.

Has heard of a butterfly with pollinia of Platanthera stuck to it.

Comments on AG’s notes ["Dimorphism in the genitalia of flowers", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 34 (1862): 149–50].

"Precocious fertilisation".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 109: 85, DAR 165: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3882

Matches: 2 hits

  • … this letter with his letter to J.  D.  Hooker of 13 January [1863] ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [15 January 1863] ). See letter to …

From Asa Gray   1 September 1863

Summary

Sees difficulties in adhering to the concept of design in nature.

Is surprised at Hooker’s and Daniel Oliver’s ignorance regarding spontaneous movements of tendrils.

CD should continue his work on climbing plants, "it will be fruitful in your hands".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 108; DAR 165: 139, 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4288

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker, who forwarded it to CD (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 September …
  • … reading of A.  Gray 1858b (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 [June 1863] and nn.  2–3). The …

From Asa Gray   21 June 1858

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Self-fertilisation in Fumariaceae.

[CD note on bees’ visiting some members of Fumariaceae.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 76: B15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2288

Matches: 1 hit

  • … slips and notes on the topic in DAR 76. See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 8 [June 1858] . …

From Asa Gray   2 December 1872

Summary

CD’s finding the nervous system of Dionaea is wonderful.

Coiling of tendrils of climbing plants.

Thanks CD for the new book [Expression].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8656

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in early October. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 October [1872] and n.  2. For details of …
  • … vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] ). See letter to Asa …

From Asa Gray   10 November 1862

Summary

AG has Cypripedium to send to CD.

Civil War and English feelings.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3799

Matches: 1 hit

  • … This is a note to Hooker, to whom CD sent this letter (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 [ …
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