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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

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  • … 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 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. 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

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

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

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  • … 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 Adolf von Morlot   10 October [1844]

Summary

Says AM’s letters on glacial action not publishable since they do not give facts. Suggests readings on the subject of glaciers. Expresses doubts about AM’s theory that Scandinavian glaciers brought the boulders he was studying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Adolphe Morlot (Adolph von Morlot)
Date:  10 Oct [1844]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-780

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  • … freezing. See Erman 1838 . For James David Forbes’s views see letter to Adolf von Morlot, …
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