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To the Scotsman   [after 20 September 1847]


Comments on article by David Milne ["On the parallel roads of Lochaber" (1847), Trans. R. Soc. Edinburgh 16 (1849): 395–418]. Refers to his paper on Glen Roy [Collected papers 1: 87–137]. Comments on Louis Agassiz’s article ["The glacial theory and its recent progress", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 33 (1842): 217–83]. Cites his own observations on glaciers in N. Wales. Discusses possibility of ice barrier creating lake. Notes objections to theory of an ice barrier. Defends his own theory that the roads are sea-beaches. Suggests questions for further investigation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Scotsman
Date:  [after 20 Sept 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 50: B1–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1121
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