Correspondence : Gray (Asa) and Engelmann (George), 1841-1883. (Book, 1841) [WorldCat.org]
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Correspondence : Gray (Asa) and Engelmann (George), 1841-1883.

Author: Asa Gray
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1841-1845. The correspondence relates to Karl Geyer's Illinois and Oregon collections; Melines Leavenworth's Louisiana and Texas collections; Nicollet's collections; Geyer's dishonesty; Thomas Nuttall's paper and determinations; Texas collections of Gambell, Lindheimer and Drummond; discussions of methods of shipping live plants; shipping practices; Post
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
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Named Person: George Engelmann; Asa Gray; Asa Gray; Louis Agassiz; John M Bigelow; Henry N Bolander; William Boott; Alexander Braun; Ovide Brunet; S B Buckley; Alphonse de Candolle; Charles Darwin; Daniel Cady Eaton; Henry Eggert; William H Emory; Stephan Endlicher; George J Engelmann; Augustus Fendler; John Charles Frémont; Karl Andreas Geyer; George L Goodale; Edward Lee Greene; Josiah Gregg; Elihu Hall; William H Harvey; Antoine Laurent de Jussieu; A Kellogg; Melines Conklin Leavenworth; Abraham Lincoln; John Lindley; Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer; Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer; Alfred Moquin-Tandon; Ferdinand von Mueller; J N Nicollet; Thomas Nuttall; William Oakes; Stephen T Olney; Filippo Parlatore; Charles H Peck; Jules-Emile Planchon; Cyrus G Pringle; John Howard Redfield; Cadwalader Ringgold; Joseph T Rothrock; Charles Sprague Sargent; Henry Shaw; Christian Konrad Sprengel; Gustave Thuret; John Torrey; Edward Tuckerman; Louis-René Tulasne; Hugo de Vries; Sereno Watson; William, German Emperor; F A Wislizenus; Charles Wright; Louis Agassiz; John M Bigelow; Alexander Braun; Ovide Brunet; S B Buckley; Alphonse de Candolle; Charles Darwin; Daniel Cady Eaton; William H Emory; Stephan Endlicher; George Engelmann; George J Engelmann; Augustus Fendler; John Charles Frémont; Karl Andreas Geyer; George L Goodale; Asa Gray; Edward Lee Greene; Josiah Gregg; William H Harvey; Antoine Laurent de Jussieu; A Kellogg; Abraham Lincoln; John Lindley; Alfred Moquin-Tandon; Ferdinand von Mueller; Thomas Nuttall; William Oakes; Stephen T Olney; Filippo Parlatore; Charles H Peck; Jules-Emile Planchon; Cyrus G Pringle; John Howard Redfield; Cadwalader Ringgold; Joseph T Rothrock; Charles Sprague Sargent; Henry Shaw; Gustave Thuret; John Torrey; Edward Tuckerman; Louis-René Tulasne; Hugo de Vries; Sereno Watson; William, German Emperor; F A Wislizenus; Charles Wright
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asa Gray
OCLC Number: 843780383
Description: 43 folders 201 letters (39 linear feet)
Other Titles: George Engelmann Papers,

Abstract:

Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1841-1845. The correspondence relates to Karl Geyer's Illinois and Oregon collections; Melines Leavenworth's Louisiana and Texas collections; Nicollet's collections; Geyer's dishonesty; Thomas Nuttall's paper and determinations; Texas collections of Gambell, Lindheimer and Drummond; discussions of methods of shipping live plants; shipping practices; Post Office Law; techniques of mounting plants; western seed distribution for cultivation in eastern and European gardens; Oregon bill and Lindheimer; discussions of name changes; species differences; writing genera and manual of flora; collections, exchanges, accounts, subscriptions and distributions of various collections; collaboration of Engelmann and Gray.

Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1846-1850. The correspondence relates to August Fendler and Santa Fe and government expeditions; Fendler's problems; Wright on the Rio Grande with Capt. Veatch; problems with other collection trips and army; Asclepias and Euphorbia mss.; Gray's journey to Europe; Publication of Wright's 1852 cacti. Henry and the Smithsonian; Oakes' death; Rafinesque, Agassiz, Wislizenus' Texas collections; Nuttall; Thos. Bancroft - Lowell's agent; J.P. Laubouisse, Mr. Olney, Fielding, Tuckerman, Boott, Holstead - Panama Railroad Survey; Fendler's prospective Salt Lake trip with Capt. Strausberg; Mercy - Secretary of War and Col. Albert - head of Topog. Eng. and Fendler; Endlicher's death; Schlechtendal and Pastor Scheele, Berlandier, Lindley, Sprague - artist, Harvey, Webb, Hohenbacher, Riehl, J.P. Brace (took silkworm eggs to Texas); Gregg's death, Emory in St. Antonio.

Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1851-1859. The correspondence relates to Parry with Emory; petty jealousies among Bigelow, Emory and Torrey; Fendler's Chagres expeditions; orchids; problems.; Wright's cacti from 1851 expedition; problems. with ownership of plants from Ringgold's Survey Expedition; Gray's trip to Europe in 1855; Shaw's collections; problems in court; plans for herbarium garden; Engelmann's trip abroad 1856-1858; publication of Cactus paper; Gray's manual; collaboration with Engelmann; news of various botanists; Engelmann's solution of Buffaloe grass problem; economic crash in 1858; Mrs. Gray's family; Mr. Lowell; Darwin's question on relationship of fevers to climate, skin color, etc.; Henry's problems in Smithsonian; Gray's lectures in Smithsonian. Col. Graham; Grisebach, DeCandolle's Prodromus and Capt. Wilkes; Dr. Dries, Boissier, Stewart, Dr. Grace, Price Paul, Fries, Nees, Stephens - commission merchant; Mr. Hume, Bojenham's poverty, Jussieu's death; Harvey to Ceylon; Moquin and Tilasne at Jardin de Plantes; Thurber and shipwreck, Wolper's death, Brackenridge's Filices, Riehl's death, Bolandier's widow and distribution of plants; Dr. Short; de Vries; Bolander; flora of upper Missouri from Gov. Steven's party; DeCaisne, Hon. Miss Murray; Tuckerman; Whipple's expedition and Loranthaceae; M. Delessert; Engelmann's brother's collections; Humboldt, Surmann; Agassiz*; Mme. Vilmorin and Standbery plants; Wright's Japanese collections; Buckley, Tatnall and Darlington; Lesquereux; Edw. McCabe, Dr. Hayden; Hastings' collection; Curtis; Spruce's Amazon plants; Nuttall's death and Arkansas paper; Thos. Meehan; Chapman's book; Engelmann's grass paper; Ernst Meyer's herbarium; F. Muller, dir. of Melbourne Botanic Garden.

Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1860-1865. The correspondence relates to Fendler's problems, accounts; work for Gray and Shaw; politics of north, south differences between Gray and Engelmann; A. Lincoln, Douglas and Fremont; Prof. Henry and Smithsonian; National Academy of Science; Agassiz, Pierce, Baird and Gibb conflict; generic differences of Rocky Mt. Coniferae; New building for Gray's herbarium; Eaton; Chapman's book; Andersson; Marius and Grisebach; Lindley's lectures for Shaw; Buckley's lack of dependability; Wm. Thompson; Felton's death; Prof. Lawson of Queen's College and Abies; Parlatore; Oliver; Lyall's Brit. Columbia collections; Horace Mann, Jr.; Rothrock, Mandon in Bolivia; C.E. Smith; Dr. Rollins; Lindley's death; Durand; George [Engelmann], Jr.

Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1866-1879. The correspondence relates to Engelmann's plants: Nuphar, Juncus, Callitriche Mss. Cupiliferae Mss, Pinus, thistles, succulents, Vitis, oaks throughout; Boott, Braum and Isoetes; Gray's trip to colorado; seeds and shrubs from Kew to Shaw; Gray's new manual; Engelmann and Gray's trips to Europe in 1863-69; Gray's itinerary and descriptions of areas visited; Engelmann's collections of books, plants, specimens; Engelmann's new house - 1870; Wright as curator of Gray's herbarium; "King Emperor William" and politics in Europe; Gray's trip to St. Louis, itinerary, map, descriptions of areas visited; Gray's retirement from teaching; Fendler, E. Meyer; Mann's collection; John Green; Wilke's expedition; Dr. Harvey's death, Clinton at Buffalo; Ravenel; Schlechten's death; Thuret, Darwin, Vasey's plants; Crepin, Rohrback, Christian Conrad Sprengel, Hilgard, Judge Watts, Watson, * Elihu Hall, Dr. Kellogg, Prof. Harrington, Dr. Mareck, Planchon, Brunet, Goodale, Agassiz' death, Riley, Peck; Sargent, Hilgard, Cutis and Mellichamp; Braun's death, Lemmon, Miss Plummer; Murray's death.

Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Asa Gray, for 1880-1883. The correspondence relates to Gray's writing of Synoptical Flora; work on Aster* and Solidago*; Gray's trip to Europe in 1881; Goodale taking over garden from Sargent; Pringle story and Greene; Engelmann's contributions to publications: Erythraceae, Lemna, Abies, * Catalpa* and Erigeron*; Wines from Missouri; George Engelmann, Jr.; Eggert, Eichler, Redfield.

Folder contains original letters.

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