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From Robert Chambers to David Milne   7 September 1847

Summary

Has letter from CD asking for copy of DM-H’s paper ["On the parallel roads of Lochaber" (1847), Trans. R. Soc. Edinburgh 16 (1849): 395–418]. RC still has suspicions and looks forward to further testing of Glen Roy mystery.

Author:  Robert Chambers
Addressee:  David Milne Home
Date:  7 Sept 1847
Classmark:  DAR 143: 5, DAR 146: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1115

To Robert Chambers   [28 February 1847]

Summary

Asks to call on RC.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  [28 Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1065

To Robert Chambers   11 September 1847

Summary

Comments on David Milne’s paper ["On the parallel roads of Lochaber" (1847), Trans. R. Soc. Edinburgh 16 (1849): 395–418]. CD still believes in marine origin. Rejects barrier of detritus at mouth of Glen Roy. If roads were formed by lake, it must have been ice-lake.

Comments on evidence of glaciers and icebergs in North Wales. Thinks pass caused by tidal channel, not river. Suggests that RC make altitude measurements at various points.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  11 Sept 1847
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1119

From Robert Chambers   5 October 1847

Summary

Supposition that glaciers made Glen Roy is a dream. Has received three letters from CD on river terraces. Reports on trip to terraces at Belleville. Comparison with Glen Roy.

Author:  Robert Chambers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1847
Classmark:  DAR 161: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1124

To Robert Chambers   [14 February – 20 March 1848]

Summary

Thanks RC for information on hand-level; he has recommended it in his "Instructions" ["Geology", Collected papers 1: 227–50].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  [14 Feb – 20 Mar 1848]
Classmark:  Watt Library, Greenock
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1160

To Robert Chambers  [June 1848]

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Summary

Congratulates RC on his work on Scottish sea-margins [Ancient sea-margins (1848)].

Discusses Glen Roy; Milne staggered him in favour of the glacier view, but now his opinion has reverted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  [June 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 50: C1–C2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1182

To Robert Chambers   30 April [1861]

Summary

Thanks RC for "Ice and water" [in RC’s Edinburgh papers (1861)].

Comments on problem of scientific accuracy.

Discusses views of Thomas Davidson on the genealogy of brachiopods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  30 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3130
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