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Asa Gray, American botanist, friend of Darwin

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Gray, Asa, 1810-1888.,
    • Botanists -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementA. Hunter Dupree.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK31.G8 D8 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 503 p. ;
      Number of Pages503
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2062115M
      ISBN 100801837413
      LC Control Number88045434


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Born, raised, and educated in upstate New York, Gray trained as a physician but friend of Darwin book interest in natural history led him to botany, becoming the protege of the then preeminent American botanist John Torrey/5. Darwin's American advocate was less flashy. The Harvard botanist Asa Gray, it will be recalled, was among those who warmly welcomed Louis Agassiz to America.

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The manual of botany that carries his name is still in use today. Friend and confidant of Charles Darwin, Gray became the most persistent American botanist effective American protagonist of Darwin's views/5(12). His most widely used book, Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, from New England to Wisconsin and South to Ohio and Pennsylvania Inclusive (), commonly called Gray’s Manual, American botanist remained a standard work on this subject.

Charles Darwin deeply respected Asa Gray, and the two kept in regular contact. Asa Gray, (born NovemSauquoit, New York, U.S.—died JanuCambridge, Massachusetts), American botanist whose extensive studies of North American flora did more than the work of any other botanist to unify the taxonomic knowledge of plants of this region.

His most widely used book, Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, from New England to Wisconsin and. For instance, the first American scientist to carefully review and publicly support Darwin’s Origin of Species was a devout Christian named Asa Gray, now regarded as one of the most prominent American biologists of the 19 th Asa Gray.

A shy person who avoided politics, Gray worked quietly and does not have the friend of Darwin book name recognition Asa Gray. The Asa American botanist House, recorded in an HABS survey as the Garden House, is a historic house at 88 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.A National Historic Landmark, it is notable architecturally Asa Gray the earliest known work of the designer and architect Ithiel Town, and historically as the residence of several Harvard College luminaries.

Its most notable occupant was Asa Gray (–88), a Architect: Ithiel Town. Darwin’s longest running and most significant exchange of correspondence dealing with the subjects of design in nature and religious belief was with the Harvard botanist Asa Gray.

Gray was one of Darwin’s leading supporters in America. He was also a devout Presbyterian. The vigorous and yet civil and humble manner in which the two men debated matters of intense personal belief.

Asa Gray. American Botanist, Friend of Darwin book of Friend of Darwin book. By A. Hunter Dupree. Reprinted by The Johns Hopkins University Press, West 40th St., SuiteBaltimore, MD Asa Gray pp. $ (paper). Google Scholar; Download referencesCited by: American Journal of Science and Arts 2d ser.

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Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. Asa Gray, – Read "A. DUPREE. Asa Gray, American botanist, friends of Darwin.

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The leading American botanist of the nineteenth century, Asa Gray helped organize the main generalizations of the science of plant geography. The manual of botany that carries his name is still in use today. Friend and confidant of Charles Darwin, Gray became the most persistent and effective American protagonist of Darwin’s views.

Yet at the same time, he believed that religion and Darwin. Asa Gray, an American botanist, was born Nov. 18, Gray taught at Harvard and was primarily responsible for sorting out the North American flora in the period between and But he is best known as Charles Darwin’s American friend and correspondent.

BOOK REVIEWS - Hist. Phil. Life Sci., 14 (), A. Hunter Dupree, Asa Gray: American Botanist, Friend of Darwin, Baltimore/London: John Hopkins University Press,xx + pp., illus., $ It is easy enough to call to mind historical documents which have conditioned or.

Darwin, above, wrote to influential scientists worldwide, begging their attention to his new book. This is from his letter to Asa Gray. The photograph of Darwin is by his son, William Erasmus Darwin, and was sent to Asa Gray in It, and Darwin's letter, are in the Gray Herbarium.

ARCHIVES AT THE GRAY HERBARIUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier (now part of Haut-Vully) in the Swiss canton of son of a pastor, Agassiz was educated first at home; he then spent four years of secondary school in Bienne, entering in and completing his elementary studies in z studied successively at the universities of Zürich, Heidelberg, and Munich; while there, he extended his knowledge Awards: Wollaston Medal ().

Charles Darwin: Tanda tangan; Asa Gray (18 November – 20 Januari ) adalah botanis Amerika paling berpengaruh pada abad ke Gray menjadi profesor botani Universitas Harvard selama beberapa dekade.

Kehidupan New York: American Book Company. Gray, Asa ().Bidang: Botani. Gray, Asa (), influential American botanist, became M.D.

in and then pursued his former hobby as a professional botanist. Gray was appointed Chair of Natural History at Harvard, director of the Cambridge Botanical Garden (), and a founder of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Asa Gray, American Botanist, Friend of Darwin. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN Farlow, W. "Memoir of Asa Gray –" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved Janu Gannett, Henry (). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States.

(2 ed.). Washington, DC: United Born: NovemSauquoit, New York. About this Website. This website hosts my Doctoral Thesis that studies the roles of God and chance in Evolution in the almost letters exchanged between the English naturalist Charles Darwin and the Harvard Professor Asa also contains a Dissertation by Kenneth W.

Hermann, the previous owner of this domain, who died in Abstract (of my Thesis). When Charles Darwin died on 18 AprilAsa Gray lost not only a lifelong friend but also his closest intellectual partner in the development and dissemination of Darwinism in the United States.

Gray had known Darwin since They had first been introduced by the botanist. Gray managed to set the stage for this at his retirement by donating his herbarium ofspecimens and his library of over 2, books to the University and managing the hiring of a staff to at last create a department of botany.

References. Dupree, A. Asa Gray: American Botanist, Friend of Darwin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard. Books In Science: The Quotable Darwin Arrives epic two-volume biography of Charles Darwin will not want to miss her new book, in to his. Gray’s Manual became an important reference work for Darwin.

InDarwin, greedy for new facts, sent Gray a list of mountain flora he had copied from the book, hoping that Gray would tell him, “from memory,” if any of those occurred elsewhere in the United States than in the locations given or, for that matter, in the world.

Letter to Asa Gray (31 May ). Quoted in A. Hunter Dupree, Asa Gray: American Botanist, Friend of Darwin (), Originally published as Asa Gray: (). The letter, dated 5 Sepwritten from his home at Down, and sent to Asa Gray, contains his outline “on the means by which nature makes her species.” Darwin was aged 48 when he wrote this letter to the renowned botanist at Harvard University in the United States.

Gray's personal library and herbarium grew rapidly. He moved into the Garden House in and a new wing was added in to house his important collections. Sources: Dupree, A. Asa Gray, American botanist, friend of Darwin. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Graustein, J. Nuttall's travels into the old west.

Chron. Despite his significance as a botanist and an educator, Gray was little known among historians prior to the publication of A. Hunter Dupree’s major biography Asa Gray: American Botanist, Friend of Darwin.

Gray was married to Jane Lathrop Loring, whose social connections brought him into Boston society. The couple were childless. Asa Gray, American botanist, pioneered in the study of plant geography and made early attempts to reconcile Darwinian concepts of evolution with traditional religious beliefs.

During the 19th century botany in America emerged as a highly professional vocation involving collaboration among collectors and herbarium specialists.

The botanist Asa Gray emerged as the most vocal defender of Darwin ’ s theory of evolution. In he published a review of Darwin ’ s book in the American Journal of Science and Arts in which he compared Darwin ’ s ideas to those of the Swiss-born American scientist Louis Agassiz, who ardently disagreed with Darwin ’ s theory.

Working steadily together, with Torrey making most of the taxonomic distinctions and Gray drafting most of the text, they published six of the planned seven volumes of their Flora between Image: Letter from Asa Gray to John Torrey.

J Manuscript. LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden. In JulyCharles Darwin’s book “The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species” was published by John Murray of London.

It was dedicated to botanist Asa Gray of Harvard University, considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. “Gray’s work showed that Darwin was right about the transmutation of species,” wrote A. Hunter Dupree,author of “Asa Gray: American Botanist, Friend of Darwin.”.

The history of science lives. Today it came to life over at the Atlantic, which just posted a key document in the fight over Darwin’s theory of evolution: a review of Darwin’s Origin of Species by Harvard botanist Asa Gray, which originally ran in the Atlantic in July Gray’s review provided a pivotal victory for Darwin: It gave his highly controversial theory, which he had.

Gray was one of Darwin's strongest supporters in the American scientific community; he was also a Presbyterian and discussed questions of natural theology, design and teleology, including an earlier version of Chapter 3 of this book, with Darwin by letter over several years.

Asa Gray synonyms, Asa Gray pronunciation, Asa Gray translation, English dictionary definition of Asa Gray. Noun 1. Asa Gray - United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution Gray.

In January, pdf, Darwin wrote to pdf American botanist, Dr Asa Gray, “I never dreamed of my book being so successful with general readers”.

From that point on, he made sure that his books could span professional and public audiences alike. He had in mind “a common reader”, not merely a fellow : Richard Horton. Darwin held Gray in high esteem: he dedicated his book Forms of Flowers () to Gray and he wrote download pdf "there is hardly any one in the world whose approbation I value more highly than I do yours" Gray, considered by Darwin to be his friend and "best advocate", also attempted to convince Darwin in these letters that design was inherent in Parents: Moses Gray, Roxana Gray.