Asa Gray, US botanist

Asa Gray, US botanist

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Caption: Asa Gray (1810-1888), US botanist. Gray trained initially as a doctor, obtaining his MD in 1831. However, his real interest lay in botany, which he pursued successfully, being made Professor of Natural History at Harvard University, USA, in 1842. He published his 'Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States' in 1848. Gray travelled frequently to Europe to examine plant specimens. In 1851 he met Charles Darwin, who became a regular correspondent. Gray became the leading American advocate of Darwin's theory of natural selection. This cabinet card photograph is from the Pach Brothers photographic studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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