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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

Matches: 7 hits

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   22 November [1871] …
  • … DAR 164: 148 David Forbes Geological Society 22 Nov [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to David Forbes, 18 November [1871] . …
  • … Letter to David Forbes, 18 November [1871] . CD argued that the digestive acids of …
  • … see Earthworms , pp.  240–6). See letter to David Forbes, 18 November [1871] and n.  4. ‘ …
  • … try and be of any slight assistance to you & I remain yours most sincerely | David Forbes

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

Matches: 4 hits

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   18 February 1871 …
  • … DAR 164: 146 David Forbes London, York Place, 11 18 Feb 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and Again thanking you for your kindness I remain | Yours very sincerely | David Forbes

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

Matches: 4 hits

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  • … From David Forbes   1 March 1872 …
  • … DAR 164: 149 David Forbes London, York Place, 11 1 Mar 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … lowest in the series Yours very truly | David Forbes White chalk– with flints Shoreham …

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

Matches: 5 hits

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   30 July 1870 …
  • … DAR 164: 145 David Forbes London, York Place, 11 30 July 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Collection–CUL.  See also letter from David Forbes, 13 June 1870 . No copy has been found …
  • … me my dear Sir | Yours very truly | David Forbes I shall not be offended if you “pitch …

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

Matches: 5 hits

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   13 June 1870 …
  • … DAR 164: 144 David Forbes London, York Place, 11 13 June 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … have such fine weather | I remain my dear M r Darwin | Yours most sincerely | David Forbes
  • … that CD cites is in the letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868 ( Correspondence vol.   …

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

Matches: 5 hits

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   30 January 1869 …
  • … DAR 164: 143–143/2 David Forbes London, York Place, 11 30 Jan 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Correspondence vol.  16, letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868 . For a translation of …
  • … dear M r Darwin | Yours most sincerely | David Forbes Extract from a letter from Professor …

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

Matches: 5 hits

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  • … From David Forbes   [after 12 December 1860] …
  • … DAR 164: 150 David Forbes unstated [after 11 December 1860] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … than tibia, &c. Yours very truly | David Forbes 3.1 From … reliable 3.14] ‘Glacial Action’ …
  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh …

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   26 March 1868 …
  • … DAR 80: B168 David Forbes Boulton 26 Mar 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to David Forbes, [20 March 1868] and n.  3. For CD’s question on blushing, see …
  • … met Forbes in London (see letter to David Forbes, [20 March 1868] ). In his paper, ‘On the …
  • … I remain Dear Sir Yours very truly | David Forbes PS One or two of the tribes on the Beni …

From W. E. Darwin   [3 March 1872]

Summary

Sends dirt residue of chalk samples for David Forbes to examine.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8220

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Sends dirt residue of chalk samples for David Forbes to examine. …
  • … 1872 was 3 March. William refers to David Forbes; see letter to W.  E.  Darwin, [1 March  …

From G. H. Darwin   6 February 1869

Summary

Has inquired about magnetic storms. Any effect that could be produced by the sun’s energy in retarding the cooling of the earth would be utterly insignificant.

Tells of his visit to Eton.

Is uncertain about next steps to take for a legal career.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6604

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, David. 1869. The nature of the interior of the …
  • … become aware of it from an article by David Forbes, ‘The nature of the interior of the …

From Charles Lyell   24 November 1860

Summary

CL has calculated that elevation and subsidence of certain formations in Sweden and Norway take place at the rate of 2 1/2 feet per century. He now proposes to estimate the age of a bed by including a conjecture that pauses occur in the oscillations in the ratio of 4 periods of stasis to one of movement. Applying this formula to Scotland, the last subsidence and re-elevation would be 590,000 years and the age of the beds with human implements would be 20,000 years.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1860
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS, Charles Lyell’s journal VII, pp. 40–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2996A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … University Press. 1910–11. Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh for …
  • … of them might date from the Bronze Age. David Forbes, recently returned from a geological …

From W. E. Darwin   [19 February 1871]

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Descent. Is considering running for School Board.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7489F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 15 February 1871 , and letter from David Forbes, 18 February 1871 ). The first Sunday …

From Edward Blyth   20 November 1868

Summary

Describes his tour of the Netherlands. Reports on some of the specimens he saw on his trip.

Discusses the coloration of hair in aged monkey

and sexual differences in bird species.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 149, DAR 84.1: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6469

Matches: 1 hit

  • … now Perdix perdix ). See letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868  and n.  2, and Descent …

From W. W. Reade   6 November 1870

Summary

W. C. Wells’s theory relating black skin-colour and immunity to malaria may be true. Has seen Negroes come down with fever, but these were generally light in colour.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7359

Matches: 1 hit

  • … about not finishing his search. See David Forbes’s ‘On the Aymara Indians of Bolivia and …

From J. D. Hooker   [23] March 1845

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Summary

JDH recommends Augustin de Saint-Hilaire’s Leçons de botanique [1841]. Relates opinions of European botanists on migration and plant distribution.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 100: 41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-844

Matches: 1 hit

  • … James David Forbes attributed the movement of glaciers to the viscosity of glacial ice. …

From W. W. Reade   13 February 1872

Summary

Sending sheets of his forthcoming work on Africa [Martyrdom of man (1872)] with views that differ from CD’s on music and sexual selection.

The Pall Mall Gazette will review the new [6th] edition of the Origin, together with Mivart’s Genesis of species [1871].

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8210

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 ). David Forbes. Reade had received a copy of CD’s …

From J. D. Hooker   16 September 1873

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Summary

Mimosa too far gone to send now.

CD’s marjoram is the common [Origanum] vulgare, not the pot herb.

On the water injury, Thiselton-Dyer and he may have used too fine a spray, but plant is insensitive.

Horribly angry at P. G. Tait’s letter in Nature [8 (1873): 381–2].

Tyndall writes that he is strong – the next number of Nature will prove it.

G. Henslow is much better.

JDH leaves for Bradford [BAAS meeting] tomorrow.

Rejoices at CD’s success with Drosera; longs to be at Nepenthes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 162–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9057

Matches: 1 hit

  • … John Tyndall’s insinuation that James David Forbes had plagiarised Louis Rendu’s work on …

From T. H. Huxley   26 April 1873

Summary

Concern for Lady Lyell;

will clear away work and set off for holiday in June.

Sends Critiques and addresses.

A life of J. D. Forbes [by J. C. Shairp, P. J. Tait, and A. A. Reilly (1873)] suggests that THH and Tyndall conspired to keep JDF from getting the Copley Medal. THH feels obliged to correct this.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 104: 223–24a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8882

Matches: 1 hit

  • … ix–xi). The Life and letters of James David Forbes, F.R.S. (Shairp et al. eds.  1873) was …

From J. D. Hooker   [23 September 1873]

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Thanks for C. E. Norton’s address.

Tyndall’s answer [Nature 8 (1873): 399] has surprised and disappointed him;

great trouble in announcing Tyndall’s election as President Elect [of BAAS] yesterday. Tyndall may throw up the Presidency. Spottiswoode and JDH have concocted a letter telling him the facts.

A very poor dull meeting. Comments on papers by W. C. Williamson, Clerk Maxwell, David Ferrier, Burdon Sanderson [Rep. BAAS 43: lxx–xci, 23–32,126–7, 131–3].

Has heard Huxley is back quite well.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 173–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9063

Matches: 1 hit

  • … about Tyndall’s having accused James David Forbes of plagiarism (see letter from J.  D.   …

From W. W. Reade   4 June 1870

Summary

The Negro’s idea of beauty is the same as white man’s.

Believes the Jollops select for blackness.

Native immunity from coast fever is not complete.

Has found stone instruments.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7216

Matches: 1 hit

  • … also refers to Thomas Henry Huxley, David Forbes, and Henry Walter Bates. John Lubbock …
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