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From Asa Gray   11 July 1864

Summary

Discusses CD’s and Mrs Gray’s health.

Comments on some climbing plants.

Praises Wallace’s article applying natural selection to man ["The origin of human races", J. Anthropol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1864): clviii–clxxxvi].

Discusses the reported sterility of the flowers of Voandzeia and Amphicarpaea.

Feels the ending of slavery is worth the cost of the Civil War.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 143, DAR 111: A82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4558

From Asa Gray   3 October 1864

Summary

Review of Spencer was by Chauncey Wright.

Will get a note on John Scott’s paper off to Sillimans Journal [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 39 (1865): 101–10].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4625

From Asa Gray   5 December 1864

Summary

Congratulates CD on the Copley Medal.

Is making inquiries on the habits of American cuckoos and sends a letter from Henry Bryant on that subject.

Discusses the Civil War.

Encloses letter from W. H. Leggett containing observations on Amphicarpaea.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 109: A87; DAR 165: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4699

From Asa Gray   17 January 1865

Summary

New herbarium is finished.

Congratulations on Copley Medal.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4747

From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865

Summary

Reports Lincoln’s murder.

The end of Civil War is in sight.

Must look at dimorphism in Plantago.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 17 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4833

From Asa Gray   24 July 1865

Summary

Is reading CD’s "Climbing plants".

The Civil War is ended; slavery is dead.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4877

From Asa Gray   6 November 1865

Summary

Discusses "Climbing plants" and his own abstract of it.

CD should publish results of self-fertilising dimorphic plants.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4930

From Asa Gray   7 May 1866

Summary

Thinks a new U. S. edition of Origin is needed.

Gives observations on the climbing habits of Bignonia capreolata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5081

From Asa Gray   3 July 1866

Summary

Is trying to arrange a new American edition of Origin.

Gives notes on Passiflora acerifolia [on cover].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5141

From Asa Gray   18 July 1866

Summary

Appleton’s cannot alter their plates so as to reproduce revised work [Origin, 4th ed.]. Has made it clear that CD could not do otherwise than object strenuously to course they intend to pursue, and has asked them to return the sheets. Wishes CD’s publisher would supply U. S. market with large numbers of copies, as the English edition could well compete with any American one. Encloses [statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin to 1 February 1866].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1866
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 149–150); DAR 159: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5160

From Asa Gray   7 August 1866

Summary

Appleton’s will not print a new edition of Origin.

AG has read sheets of new English edition [4th] and is much pleased by the passage on Richard Owen in the historical sketch.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5184

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

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

From Asa Gray   6 November [1866]

Summary

Arranges for distribution of new [4th] English edition of Origin in the U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5268

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

From Asa Gray   [after 17 September 1867]

Summary

AG has promised to review CD’s new book [Variation] for the Nation [forwards a letter from E. L. Godkin of the Nation to this effect] and wonders if he might have sheets a little in advance.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 Sept 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5636

From Asa Gray   18 November 1867

Summary

Is reading sheets of Variation.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682

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

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

From Asa Gray   25 February [1868]

Summary

AG is not surprised at popularity of CD’s Variation. Gives some corrections for next edition.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5928
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