In Memoriam: Asa Gray

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Consists of a memorial sermon on Asa Gray on 12 February and funeral services on 2 February 1888 at Appleton Chapel, Harvard University. Details the life of Asa Gray, a Smithsonian Regent, in the development of American botany, especially his relationship to Charles Darwin.


  • Darwin, Charles 1809-1882
  • Gray, Asa 1810-1888
  • McKenzie, Alexander
  • Peabody, Francis G
  • Board of Regents
  • Harvard University


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Includes remarks by Alexander McKenzie and Francis G. Peabody

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  • SI, Early History
  • Plants
  • Biography
  • Botany

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