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To Daniel Sharpe   [23 January 1847]

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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

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  • … 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 Bernhard Studer   21 March [1847]

Summary

Sends copy of South America.

Will consult BS’s article in the Bulletin.

Recommends article by Daniel Sharpe ["On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1847): 74–105].

Cites his description of thin laminae in volcanic rocks in Volcanic islands. Suggests similar process may have affected metamorphic schists.

Thanks him for offer of his book [Lehrbuch der physikalischen Geographie und Geologie (1844–7)]. Since he reads German poorly, BS should send book only if short and inexpensive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bernhard Studer
Date:  21 Mar [1847]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1073

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  • … Bibliography Forbes, James David. 1842. Professor Forbes’ account of his recent …

To Henry Thomas De la Beche   19 August [1847]

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Bernhard Studer has been at Down. Studer will not be able to join HDelaB’s Ordnance Survey working party.

CD is glad to hear about very old rocks under Silurians. "There is something grand and mysterious at these depths."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Thomas De la Beche
Date:  19 Aug [1847]
Classmark:  National Museum of Wales, Department of Natural Sciences (De la Beche)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1111

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  • … James David Forbes, who, from 1841, had published papers on the structure of Alpine …

To Daniel Sharpe   [19 January 1847]

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Comments on letter by Bernhard Studer ["Remarks on the geological relations of the gneiss of the Alps", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 42 (1846–7): 186] and on article by DS ["On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 3 (1847): 74–105]. Discusses geological cleavage and foliation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [19 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 42240: 21–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1052

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  • … letter, originally addressed to James David Forbes, reported observations that had led …
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