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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Farrer   9 March 1878

Board of Trade, | Whitehall Gardens. | S.W.

9 March/78

Dear Mr Darwin

The inclosed has just been left by Caird.1 He thinks there would be no difficulty on such a letter as yours indorsed by Hooker in getting another £100 or more from private persons.2 But he suggests that £100 at a time is enough: at any rate until we hear that more is wanted.

Will you return the inclosed to James Caird Esqr

Copyhold Commission

3 St James Square

Sincerely yours | T H Farrer

Footnotes

The enclosure from James Caird not been found; it was evidently returned (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 11 March 1878).
CD had written a letter of support for James Torbitt’s experiments on the breeding of blight-resistant potatoes (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 7 March 1878 and enclosure, and first letter from T. H. Farrer, 9 March 1878). CD had also sought support from Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to J. D. Hooker, [3 or 4 March 1878]).

Summary

Caird agrees that there will be no difficulty in getting finances.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11410
From
Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Board of Trade
Source of text
DAR 164: 88
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11410,” accessed on 5 July 2022, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-11410.xml

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