Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854 (Manx naturalist | Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh 1854)
- Existence: 12 February 1815 – 18 November 1854
Charles Lyell Project, June 2021
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents 11 small whimsical sketches in pen and ink showing fairy-folk and mythical animals. Later used in Memoirs of Edward Forbes, FRS, ( 1861) .
Copy of letter to Alexander MacMillan from George Wilson and copy of letter to a cousin of George Wilson's from George Wilson, 16 September 1858, 03 December 1854
Scope and Contents Copy of letter to Alexander MacMillan from George Wilson outlining the chapter headings for his 'Memoir of Edward Forbes' and copy of letter to a cousin of George Wilson's from George Wilson concerning the fate of Edward Forbes' soul.
Dates: 16 September 1858; 03 December 1854
Scope and Contents Copy of letter to [Jessie Aitken Wilson] from Emily M Yelverton telling her that she does not sanction the completion of the 'Memoir of Edward Forbes' by Sir Archibald Geikie and asking for the return of all personal items which she had lent to the late George Wilson for the project.
Dates: 27 January 1860
Scope and Contents The Correspondence concerning the compilation of 'Memoir of Edward Forbes' sub-series consists of: pen and ink sketches by Edward Forbes (c1854) letters from and to contributors and collaborators (1854-1861) letters to and from the publisher Alexander MacMillan (1860-1861) letters to and from the printer Thomas Constable (1860-1861) list of...
Scope and Contents The Correspondence from Leonard Horner and family sub-series consists of:
- 22 letters, chronologically arranged (1860-1866)
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Albert Auguste de Lapparent to Charles Lapworth sub-series consists of:
- 36 letters, alphabetically arranged (1869-1914)
Scope and Contents Draft letter to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay from Sir Archibald Geikie sending him the dry proofs of the Edinburgh [geological map] for correction. He discusses Ramsay's editorial comments concerning sensitive material about the School of Mines and the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and justifies their inclusion in his 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. He apologises that the passage has caused distress but regrets that it is now too late to remove them as the book had gone to press.
Dates: 31 May 1861
Scope and Contents Draft letter to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay from Sir Archibald Geikie apologising for any distress caused by the publication of sensitive material from his private letters in 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes' and explaining why he was not given the opportunity to view the proofs before the book went to press.
Dates: 05 June 1861
Scope and Contents Letter to Alexander MacMillan from DT Austed enclosing a manuscript by Edward Forbes c1845, giving details of its creation and offering a selection of his sketches.
Dates: 19 August 1860
Scope and Contents Letter to Alexander MacMillan from DT Austed thanking him for a copy of Memoir of Edward Forbes, FRS, ( 1861) and criticising its content. He requests the return of material he submitted from Sir Archibald Geikie.
Dates: 09 June 1861