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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

  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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 …

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 …

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 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 …
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