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From David Forbes   [after 12 December 1860]

Summary

Glacial action in the Andes.

Origin of Chilean sheep.

Varieties of S. American horses.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 December 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2621

To David Forbes   11 December [1860]

Summary

Encourages Forbes to publish his geological observations on Chile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  11 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3019F

To David Forbes   [20 March 1868]

Summary

Any notes on idea of human beauty by natives who have little association with Europeans would interest CD.

Also influence of females on males’ choice.

Sends copy of Queries about expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  [20 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Pushkin House archive (Constantin Romanov, collection of O. A. Novikov): P. D. 1975, F. 137 op. 1 n 35 neg n 331–333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6002

From David Forbes   26 March 1868

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Summary

Blushing in South American Indians.

Hairlessness of Aymaras and Quechuas. [See Descent 2: 322–3.]

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 80: B168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6054

From David Forbes   30 January 1869

Summary

DF’s opinion of Gustav Jenzsch’s book [Mikroskopische Flora und Fauna (1868)]. Encloses extract of a letter from Ferdinand Zirkel also mentioning Jenzsch’s work.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 143–143/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6584

To David Forbes   7 February [1869]

Summary

Asks for DF’s observations on the Aymara Indians for use in writing manuscript [see Descent, 2d ed., pp. 34–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  7 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (B/D25.300)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6606

From David Forbes   13 June 1870

Summary

Has completed a memoir on the Aymara Indians of Bolivia [J. Ethnol. Soc. n.s. 2 (1870): 193–305] and is going to lecture on them.

Believes he has data relevant to CD’s work on man.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7228

From David Forbes   30 July 1870

Summary

Would much like CD to contribute a note for insertion after his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7291

To David Forbes   31 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks DF for proofs of his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  31 July [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (381)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7292

From David Forbes   18 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for copy of Descent.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7487

To David Forbes   18 November [1871]

Summary

Inquires about the effect of turf covering on the rate of disintegration of rock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  18 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8075

From David Forbes   22 November [1871]

Summary

Effect of turf covering on the disintegration of rocks. Weathering of rock; relative importance of different agents with different rocks.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8081

From David Forbes   1 March 1872

Summary

Sends information on composition of chalk at Shoreham and Folkestone.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 164: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8233
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