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Asa Gray correspondence : official correspondence, and correspondence of Jane Gray

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Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 , addressee
Farnsworth, Elon, 1799-1877 , correspondent
Gray, Jane Loring, 1821-1909 , correspondent
Jackson, Susan Loring, , correspondent
North, Marianne, 1830-1890 , correspondent
Académie des sciences (France)
Imperatorskai︠a︡ akademīi︠a︡ nauk (Russia)
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
American Philosophical Society.
British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Naturae Curiosorum.
Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.
Massachusetts Historical Society.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Harvard University.




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Consists of correspondence from individuals representing various scientific societies and institutions, as well as correspondence of Jane Gray. Scientific societies are: Académie des Sciences, Académie Impériale des Sciences, St. Pétersbourg, Academy of Natural Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Naturae Curiosorum, Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Massachusetts Historical Society, and United States Geological Survey. Institutions are: Harvard College (letters from Charles William Eliot, Edward Everett, Thomas Hill, Edward William Hooper, Josiah Quincy, Edward Richardson, Jared Sparks, and James Walker; letters to Louis Agassiz, Charles William Eliot, and Jared Sparks) and University of Michigan (Elon Farnsworth and Anthony Ten Eyck). Jane Gray correspondents are: Samuel Putnam, George Bentham, Francis Boott, John Carey, Emma Darwin, G. Rosetta Flower, Annette S. Carey, Charlotte A. Sulivan, Eliza Torrey, Elizabeth S. Loring (including 1 letter from Jane), Susan M. Jackson (including 1 letter from Jane), Jane to Asa Gray, and Marianne North.

Correspondence comes from four collections in the Gray Herbarium Archives: Jane Loring Gray correspondence, Asa Gray correspondence files, Asa Gray papers, and Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium and Harvard University Herbaria.

Jane Loring Gray was born in 1821. In 1847 she became engaged to Asa Gray and they were married on May 4, 1848. Jane accompanied her husband on most of his voyages and chronicled them in her letters to her family. After her husband's death in 1888 she devoted herself to memorializing him; she prepared an edition of Gray's letters and contributed funds toward the establishment of the Asa Gray Professorship.


1810-1888 , 1821-1909 , Botanists , Correspondence , Gray, Asa, , Gray, Jane Loring,

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