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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 …

Forbes, James David. 1842. Professor Forbes’ account of his recent observations on glaciers. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 33: 338–52.

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

Sawkins, J. G. (1806–78)

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  • … D. W. Forbes 1991 . Bibliography Forbes, David W. 1991. A pictorial tour of Hawaii, 1850– …

Bates, G. W. (fl. 1850s)

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  • … Forbes 1999–2003 , 3: 94–6. Bibliography Forbes, David W. 1999–2003. Hawaiian national …

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

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  • 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 …

Forbes, James David. 1844. Sixth letter on glaciers. Addressed to the Right Hon. Earl Cathcart. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 37: 231–44.

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  • Forbes, James David. 1844. Sixth letter on glaciers. Addressed to the Right Hon. Earl …

Forbes, James David. 1845. Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the Pennine chain 2d ed. Edinburgh.

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  • Forbes, James David. 1845. Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the …

Forbes, James David. 1850. On the volcanic formations of the Alban Hills, near Rome. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 2: 259–61.

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  • Forbes, James David. 1850. On the volcanic formations of the Alban Hills, near Rome. …

[Forbes, James David.] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man and other works.] Edinburgh Review 118: 254–302.

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  • Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man and other …

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

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  • … 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

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  • … 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  …

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

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  • … 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 …

Forbes, James David. 1843. Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the Pennine chain with observations on the phenomena of glaciers. Edinburgh. [Vols. 3,9]

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  • Forbes, James David. 1843. Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the …

Shairp, John Campbell, et al. eds. 1873. Life and letters of James David Forbes, F.R.S. London: Macmillan and Co.

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  • … al. eds. 1873. Life and letters of James David Forbes, F.R.S. London: Macmillan and Co. IA …

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

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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 …

Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter on glaciers; containing observations on the analogies derived from mudslides on a large scale and from some processes in the arts; in favour of the viscous theory of glaciers. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 46: 139–48.

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  • Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter on glaciers; containing observations on the …

Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh for fifty-six years, from 1795 to 1850, deduced principally from Mr Adie’s observations; with an account of other and earlier registers. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 22: 327–56.

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  • Forbes, James David. 1861. On the climate of Edinburgh for fifty-six years, from 1795 to …

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

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  • … 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. …

From G. H. Darwin   6 February 1869

Summary

Has inquired about magnetic storms. Any effect that could be produced by the sun’s energy in retarding the cooling of the earth would be utterly insignificant.

Tells of his visit to Eton.

Is uncertain about next steps to take for a legal career.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6604

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, David. 1869. The nature of the interior of the …
  • … become aware of it from an article by David Forbes, ‘The nature of the interior of the …
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