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To Edward Forbes   [1 May – 5 June 1851]

Summary

Comments on MS by C. S. Bate. Bate not aware of other work on Cirripedia; cites Bate’s errors. Would Bate allow CD to use his drawings in Living Cirripedia? [See Living Cirripedia 1: 9–16.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Forbes
Date:  [1 May – 5 June 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1214

To Edward Forbes   23 January [1852?]

Summary

Discusses Balanus unguiformis. Promises to return specimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Forbes
Date:  23 Jan [1852?]
Classmark:  Florida State University Libraries, Strozier Library Special Collections Vault (tipped into a copy of Origin, QH365 .O2 1859)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1472

From Edward Forbes   [after 14 February 1845]

Summary

Sends information on Gryphaea orientalis. [See South America, p. 212.]

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 47–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-809

From Edward Forbes  [March? 1845]

Summary

Comments on G. B. Sowerby’s identifications of South American fossil shells [812]. [Notes from more than one original memorandum].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Mar? 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 53–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-834

From Edward Forbes   [9 May 1845]

Summary

Has marked probable depths of the specimens on CD’s list of S. American shells. Asks for details which would provide more precise conclusions. [See South America, p. 226.]

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 May 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-866

To Edward Forbes   13 May [1845]

Summary

Fears he cannot supply additional data [on shells].

Makes suggestions for Thomas Edmondston, naturalist on board the Herald, of places to visit and geological data to collect on proposed California expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Forbes
Date:  13 May [1845]
Classmark:  L. D. Edmondston (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-867

From Edward Forbes   [25 February 1846]

Summary

Answers CD’s objections with botanical and geological arguments supporting the existence of an ancient post-Miocene land extending over what is now the Mediterranean and past the Azores in the Atlantic [EF’s "Atlantis" theory in "On the connexion between the distribution of the existing fauna and flora of the British Isles and the geological changes which have affected their area", Mem. Geol. Surv. G. B. 1 (1846): 336–432].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-956

From Edward Forbes   [7 August 1846]

Summary

Has completed descriptions of S. American fossil shells [for South America]. Proposes to name a Nautilus after A. D. d’Orbigny.

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Aug 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-989

From Edward Forbes  [September 1846]

Summary

Returns corrected proof of his descriptions of S. American fossil shells [South America, appendix].

Author:  Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-995

From George Brettingham Sowerby and Edward Forbes   28 May 1844

Summary

[Recto is a list of Galapagos shells, by island, signed GBS. Verso is another list of shells in EF’s hand.]

Author:  George Brettingham Sowerby; Edward Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1844
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: B1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-752
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