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To J. D. Hooker   11 December [1860]

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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 J. D. Hooker   [13 November 1863]

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Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4341

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  • … Bibliography [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man and …
  • … the author of the review was James David Forbes ( Wellesley Index ). In July, Hooker sent …

Gordon, L. D. B. (1815–76)

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  • … civil engineer. A student of James David Forbes at Edinburgh. First regius professor of …

To J. D. Forbes   [November? 1844]

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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 W. D. Fox   18 April [1849]

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Continues to improve, but water-cure has produced "indolence and stagnation of mind".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 Apr [1849]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 73a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1240

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter on …
  • … J.  D. Forbes 1849 , in which James David Forbes drew an analogy between the flow of mud- …

To Charles Lyell   25 November [1860]

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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

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  • … 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 …

Forbes, David (1828–76)

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  • David Forbes 1828–76 Geologist and mining engineer. Brother of Edward Forbes. Supervised …

Forbes, J. D. (1809–68)

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  • … James David Forbes 1809–68 Physicist and geologist. Professor of natural philosophy, …

To Adolf von Morlot   9 August [1844]

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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 G. H. Darwin   27 November [1874]

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CD thinks better of "cousin paper" than GHD does.

With respect to GHD’s "viscous work", remembers endless discussions of movement of viscous matter 20 years back, apropos of movement of glaciers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9735

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  • … London: John Murray. 1874. Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter on glaciers; …
  • … CD’s comments on the rival theories of James David Forbes and William Hopkins in 1844, see …

To Charles Lyell   21 April [1856]

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Speculates about cause of inclination in unusual columns of lava. Suggests CL check with William Hopkins about sliding movements in viscid matter.

Comments on CL’s expedition to Madeira.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  21 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1855

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Forbes, James David. 1845. Travels through the Alps of …
  • … of their work ( Hartung 1864 ). James David Forbes had analysed the physical properties of …

To Charles Lyell   7 February [1866]

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Discussion of Mrs Agassiz’s letter [to Mary Lyell, forwarded to CD] regarding S. American glacial action,

with comments on Bunbury’s letter on temperate plants.

Refers to opinions of Agassiz, David Forbes, Hooker, and CD on glacial period and glaciers.

Wishes he had published a long chapter on glacial period [Natural selection, pp. 535–66] written ten years ago.

Tells of death of his sister, Catherine, and other family matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  7 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.312)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4999

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  • … plants. Refers to opinions of Agassiz, David Forbes, Hooker, and CD on glacial period and …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13, Supplement, letter to David Forbes, 11 December [1860] and n.  8, …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letter from David Forbes, [November? 1860] (now redated to [after …

To J. D. Hooker   5 August [1856]

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Agrees that Lyell’s letters shed no new light on extensions issue. Continental extensions: opposes their being hypothesised all over world.

Commonality of alpine plants damns both extension and migration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1938

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  • … October [1844], in which CD drew James David Forbes’s attention to the laminae in obsidian …

From Charles Lyell   24 November 1860

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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 …

To Charles Lyell   14 August [1863]

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Congratulates CL on finding Arctic shells.

Comments on paper by E. B. Hunt ["On the origin, growth, substructure and chronology of the Florida reef", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 35 (1863): 197–210].

Mentions J. D. Dana’s health.

George Bentham’s statement on species [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1863): xi–xxix].

Praises Bates’s book [Naturalist on the river Amazons (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  14 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.296)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4267

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  • … The Wellesley Index identifies James David Forbes as the author of the review of Antiquity …
  • … vols. London: John Murray. 1915. [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 August 1845]

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Anxious to hear of JDH’s prospects [at Edinburgh].

Has completed his Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-909

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  • … Edinburgh 1843–7. Lyell refers to James David Forbes, professor of natural philosophy at …

To J. D. Hooker   [22–3 November 1863]

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Tendril-bearing plants seem to CD "higher" organised with respect to adaptive sensibility than lower animals.

Wishes to encourage John Scott.

Death of JDH’s daughter makes CD cry over his own dead daughter Annie.

Sedgwick’s scientific merit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22–3 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4345

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  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s …
  • … Forbes] 1863 ). The attribution to James David Forbes is confirmed by the Wellesley Index. …

To Bernhard Studer   21 March [1847]

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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 T. H. Huxley   28 April 1873

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Lady Lyell’s death.

Sends names of donors of gift to THH.

The Edinburgh Review has a critical article against CD, THH, Tyndall, and H. Spencer [see 8935]. Thinks Forbes reference not worth answering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8887

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  • … April 1873  and nn.  8 and 9. James David Forbes had made the remark after he had failed …

To J. D. Hooker   31 March [1845]

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Hopes JDH will enjoy Edinburgh.

Has just finished Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on animal monsters [Anomalies de l’organisation chez l’homme et les animaux (1832–7)], "and a nasty curious subject it is".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Mar [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-847

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  • … 1ère sect. 13 (1845): 120. James David Forbes. Instead of making this tour, CD visited …
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