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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

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  • … 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 …

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 …

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. Hooker   11 December [1860]

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Summary

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

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  • … 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 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 …

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

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  • … 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 Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   5 January 1860

Summary

Opinions on the Origin: AG thinks it masterly; Agassiz considers it very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2638

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  • … November [1859] ). Gray refers to James David Forbes, who had investigated the structure …

To T. H. Huxley   1 November [1860]

Summary

THH’s term "Pithecoid Man" is a theory in itself.

CD is convinced that his doctrine of a mundane period of glaciation is correct.

Henrietta’s serious illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 141)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2972

Matches: 1 hit

  • … remains discovered in Bolivia by David Forbes (T.  H. Huxley 1861a). Huxley described a …
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