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To T. F. Jamieson   6 September [1861]

Summary

Has read TFJ’s letter on Glen Roy. His arguments seem conclusive. CD gives up the ghost. "My paper is one long gigantic blunder." How rash it is "to argue that because a case is not one thing it must be some second thing which happens to be known to the writer".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Date:  6 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (MS. 5406, ff. 167–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3247

To T. F. Jamieson    27 March [1862]

Summary

Will forward TFJ’s letter to Charles Lyell.

Gives up the marine theory [of the parallel roads of Glen Roy] for ‘ever & ever’, but ‘with a groan’.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Date:  27 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  McConnochie 1901, p. 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3487G

To T. F. Jamieson   21 November 1862

Summary

CD expresses his high opinion of TFJ’s scientific qualifications for lecturing on agriculture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Date:  21 Nov 1862
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (MS 5406: 171–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3818

To T. F. Jamieson   24 January [1863]

Summary

Impressed with TFJ’s Glen Roy paper.

TFJ has treated CD’s errors very gently.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Date:  24 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  McConnochie 1901, pp. 236–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3941F

From Thomas Francis Jamieson   13 June 1861

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Summary

Will look for botanical specimens CD requested.

Tells of a kestrel with a broken leg which apparently was forced to change its diet to worms and snails because of the injury.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 47: 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3180

From T. F. Jamieson   3 September 1861

Summary

Observations from a fortnight in Lochaber. Found the entrance to Loch Treig to present the clearest evidence of intense glacial action. States, in contradiction of David Milne-Home, that there is glacial scoring in Glen Spean, as Louis Agassiz described, and moraine around the mouth of Loch Treig. There is little sign of water erosion on the rocks crossed by the lines in Glen Roy. Believes the smoothed rocks at the eastern end of Loch Laggan are due to flow from the lake and not tidal action. The lines in Glen Roy are too neat for a lake shore subject to tides. Given the glacial scoring sweeping round from Glen Spean into Glen Treig, and all the boulders, TFJ is astonished that anyone could deny that there had been glaciers there. [See 3247.]

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1861
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS, Charles Lyell’s journal VII, pp. 75–92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3242A

From T. F. Jamieson   24 October 1861

Summary

Discusses his observations at Glen Roy. Mentions glaciers seen by Hooker in the Himalayas. Discusses problems of glacier–lake theory.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1861
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.112/2828-9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3297

From Thomas Francis Jamieson   24 March 1862

Summary

Writes with an important fact about the parallel roads of Glen Roy. The watershed at Makoul corresponds with the lowermost of the Glen Roy lines. Over a stretch of 20 miles from east to west the lowermost of the Glen Roy lines is near parallel with the present sea level.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1862
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen. 112/2834–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3483F

From Thomas Francis Jamieson   28 January 1863

Summary

Grateful for CD’s commendation of his Glen Roy paper ["Parallel roads of Glen Roy", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 19 (1863): 235–59].

Reading Justus Liebig [trans. William Gregory, Animal chemistry or organic chemistry (1842)] has suggested that pattern of evolutionary succession might depend on differential need for soil minerals.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 168: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3952

From Thomas Francis Jamieson   27 September 1866

Summary

Sends his paper ["On the glacial phenomena of Caithness", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 22 (1866): 261–81], which shows glaciation under marine conditions in Scotland.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1866
Classmark:  DAR 168: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5221
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