To J. D. Forbes [November? 1844]
“How singular it at first appears, that your discoveries in the structure of glacier ice should explain the structure, as I fully believe they will, of many volcanic masses. I, for one, have for years been quite confounded whenever I thought of the lamination of rocks which have flowed in a liquified state. Will your views throw any light on the primary laminated rocks? The laminæ certainly seem very generally parallel to the lines of disturbance and movement. Believe me, &c. C. DARWIN.”1 To Professor FORBES.
Believes JDF’s discoveries in the structure of glacier ice will explain the structure of many volcanic masses. Will JDF’s views throw any light on the primary laminated rocks?
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Forbes, J. D.
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- Edinburgh University Library (Proc. R. Soc. 2 1845: 18)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 786,” accessed on 22 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-786