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Darwin Correspondence Project

James David Forbes

1809–68

Physicist and geologist. Professor of natural philosophy, Edinburgh University, 1833–60. General secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1840–60. Principal of the United College, University of St Andrews, 1859–68. FRS 1832.

Sources

DSB

ODNB.

Bibliography

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

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