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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 (Mss.B.D25.381)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7292

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Forbes, David
  • … To David Forbes   31 July [1870] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.381) Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 July [1870] David Forbes
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from David Forbes, 30 July 1870 . …
  • … See letter from David Forbes, 30 July 1870  and n.  1. In Expression , p.  318, CD cites …

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 (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6606

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Forbes, David
  • … To David Forbes   7 February [1869] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Feb [1869] David Forbes
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from David Forbes, 30 January 1869 . …
  • … See letter from David Forbes, 30 January 1869 . CD refers to Gustav Jenzsch and Jenzsch  …
  • … people (D.  Forbes 1870). See letter from David Forbes, 30 January 1869  and n.  5. In his …

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Forbes, David
  • … To David Forbes   11 December [1860] …
  • … DAR 185: 150 Charles Robert Darwin 11 Dec [1860] David Forbes
  • … has not been found. The letter from David Forbes, [November? 1860] ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letter from David Forbes, [November? 1860] , now redated [after …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letter from David Forbes, [after 12 December 1860] [previously …

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, St Petersburg: Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (Constantin Romanov, collection of O. A. Novikov: ПД 1975 ф.137 оп 1, no. 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6002

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Forbes, David
  • … To David Forbes   [20 March 1868] …
  • … оп 1, no. 35) Charles Robert Darwin London, Chester Place, 4 [20 Mar 1868] David Forbes
  • … between this letter and the letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868 . In 1868, the Friday …

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

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To James David Forbes   11 October [1844]

Summary

Discusses a specimen of Mexican obsidian with an unusual laminated structure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James David Forbes
Date:  11 Oct [1844]
Classmark:  University of St Andrews Special Collections (Papers of J. D. Forbes: msdep7 – Incoming letters 1844, no.57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-781

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To James David Forbes   11 October [1844] …
  • … Incoming letters 1844, no.57) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Oct [1844] James David Forbes
  • … Bibliography Forbes, James David. 1844. Sixth letter on glaciers. Addressed to the Right …

To W. E. Darwin   [1 March 1872]

Summary

David Forbes thinks WED’s chalk samples have been penetrated by surface mud.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8216

Matches: 3 hits

  • David Forbes thinks WED’s chalk samples have been penetrated by surface mud. …
  • … February 1872] , and the letter from David Forbes, 1 March 1872 . In 1872, 1 March was a …
  • … on getting your note I called on David Forbes, who is the one man in England who has …

To Henry Johnson   2 May [1872]

Summary

Thanks for notes on worm-castings. Amount of ammonia surprises CD. David Forbes asserts that published analysis of carbon in vegetable matter valueless. Suspects that worms search for food and do not blindly swallow earth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  2 May [1872]
Classmark:  Torquay Museum Society (AR470)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8306

Matches: 4 hits

  • … castings. Amount of ammonia surprises CD. David Forbes asserts that published analysis of …
  • … the reference to CD’s meeting with David Forbes (see n.  3, below). In Earthworms , p.   …
  • … Forbes on 1 March 1872 ( letter from David Forbes, 1 March 1872 ). Water of composition: …
  • … matter, because in speaking lately to David Forbes on the subject, he positively asserted …

To Charles Lyell   20 May 1869

Summary

Cites article by David Forbes dealing with the geology of the S. American Cordillera ["Geology of Bolivia and South Peru", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 17 (1861): 7–62].

Discusses the flexures of the Cordillera, the age of the mountains, and basaltic dikes in granite areas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  20 May 1869
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.370)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6751

Matches: 3 hits

  • … y rapportent 4th ser. 9: 3–34, 365–540. Forbes, David. 1860. On the geology of Bolivia and …
  • … Cites article by David Forbes dealing with the geology of the S. American Cordillera [" …
  • … of Bolivia and southern Peru’ by David Forbes ( Forbes 1860 ). For Forbes’s references to …

To Daniel Sharpe   [23 January 1847]

Summary

Comments on manuscript [? "On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 5 (1849): 111–29]. Discusses phenomenon of cleavage. Will write to J. D. Forbes about DS’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [23 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (PEARSON/10/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1083

Matches: 3 hits

  • … s previous correspondence with James David Forbes see Correspondence vol.  3, letters to …
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, James David. 1842. Professor Forbes’ account of …
  • … pp.  65–72. CD had been struck by James David Forbes’s explanation that the laminated and …

To Charles Lyell   4 December [1860]

Summary

Sale of Origin requires new edition [3d (Apr 1861)].

Further discussion of geological elevation and subsidence in Europe. Compares evidence to that of South America. His theory that semi-fluid matter underlies earth’s crust.

Mentions David Forbes’s explanation of South American nitrate deposits.

Has followed CL’s advice not to reply directly to reviewers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  4 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.236)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3006

Matches: 4 hits

  • … underlies earth’s crust. Mentions David Forbes’s explanation of South American nitrate …
  • … s Magazine 3 (1861): 81–92. Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh for …
  • … pp.  69–72. CD may have seen a copy of David Forbes’s paper on the geology of the Andes …
  • … missing portion of the letter from David Forbes, [November? 1860] . Stur 1860. There is an …

To J. D. Forbes   13 [November 1844]

Summary

Mexican specimen of laminated obsidian.

Comments on Forbes’s publication comparing lava streams and glaciers. Mentions ice-action theories of a young German.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James David Forbes
Date:  13 [Nov 1844]
Classmark:  University of St Andrews Special Collections (Papers of J. D. Forbes: msdep7 – Incoming letters 1844, no.65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-790

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  • … Incoming letters 1844, no.65 Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 [Nov 1844] James David Forbes
  • … University of Chicago Press. 1977. Forbes, James David. 1844. Sixth letter on glaciers. …

To J. D. Hooker   11 December [1860]

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On JDH’s suggestions for new edition of Origin.

Gray’s Atlantic Monthly articles to be published [in England] as a pamphlet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 80, 78E
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3019

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh for fifty-six years, …
  • … my dear Hooker | Yours | C.  Darwin David Forbes has been carefully working the Geology of …
  • … been found, but see the letter from David Forbes, [November? 1860] . Forbes had recently …

To J. D. Hooker   [13 November 1863]

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Summary

Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4341

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  • … Bibliography [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man and …
  • … the author of the review was James David Forbes ( Wellesley Index ). In July, Hooker sent …

To J. D. Forbes   [November? 1844]

Summary

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?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James David Forbes
Date:  [Nov? 1844]
Classmark:  Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 2 1845: 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-786

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Edinburgh 2 1845: 18) Charles Robert Darwin unstated [Nov? 1844] James David Forbes

To W. D. Fox   18 April [1849]

Summary

Continues to improve, but water-cure has produced "indolence and stagnation of mind".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 Apr [1849]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 73a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1240

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter on …
  • … J.  D. Forbes 1849 , in which James David Forbes drew an analogy between the flow of mud- …

To Charles Lyell   25 November [1860]

Summary

Discusses elevation and subsidence of Europe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.235)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2997

Matches: 2 hits

  • … and n.  7. In his paper (D.   Forbes 1861 ), David Forbes did not give a precise figure …
  • … Shorter publications , pp. 32–5. ] Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh …

To Adolf von Morlot   9 August [1844]

Summary

Declines to undertake to have AM’s journal published but recommends possible publishers in England.

Expresses scepticism about AM’s glacier theory. Emphasises role of floating ice instead. Mentions article by William Hopkins on movement of glaciers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Adolphe Morlot (Adolph von Morlot)
Date:  9 Aug [1844]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-769

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Shorter publications , pp. 140–7. ] Forbes, James David. 1843. Travels through the Alps of …
  • … Hopkins 1849, read 1 May 1843. James David Forbes believed that glacial ice flowed in the …

To G. H. Darwin   27 November [1874]

Summary

CD thinks better of "cousin paper" than GHD does.

With respect to GHD’s "viscous work", remembers endless discussions of movement of viscous matter 20 years back, apropos of movement of glaciers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9735

Matches: 2 hits

  • … London: John Murray. 1874. Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter on glaciers; …
  • … CD’s comments on the rival theories of James David Forbes and William Hopkins in 1844, see …

To Charles Lyell   21 April [1856]

Summary

Speculates about cause of inclination in unusual columns of lava. Suggests CL check with William Hopkins about sliding movements in viscid matter.

Comments on CL’s expedition to Madeira.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  21 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1855

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, James David. 1845. Travels through the Alps of …
  • … of their work ( Hartung 1864 ). James David Forbes had analysed the physical properties of …
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