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To ?   19 March 1880

Summary

Henry Forbes in a letter to Moseley describes herons on the Keeling Islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12538F

To James Torbitt   12 March [1880]

Summary

Asks about possible erratum in JT’s account of experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  12 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12535

To [William Whitaker?]   16 March 1880

Summary

Thanks for sending article on inheritance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Whitaker
Date:  16 Mar 1880
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12537

To James Torbitt   17 March [1880]

Summary

Asks for additional information about JT’s potato experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  17 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12538

To James Torbitt   20 March 1880

Summary

Thanks for letter and documents [about potato experiments]. Will send testimonial letter to James Caird to be circulated among possible financial supporters of JT’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  20 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12539

To Asa Gray   20 March [1880]

Summary

Asks AG to confirm whether Ipomoea leptophylla "makes a great tuber as big as a mangel-wurzel".

Petioles of Cotyledons behave partly like those of Megarrhiza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  20 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (Walter Deane Autograph Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12541

To Ernst Krause   23 March 1880

Summary

Regrets delay of photographs [for German edition of Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  23 Mar 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36204)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12543

To Asa Gray   24 March [1880]

Summary

Thanks for Megarrhiza seeds and information. Has been greatly interested by Megarrhiza germination.

Samuel Butler has attacked CD over Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12545

To James Caird   24 March 1880

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Summary

Encloses a statement regarding the progress of Torbitt’s potato experiments, and discusses the handling of the fund CD holds for Torbitt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Caird
Date:  24 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 52: E7a, E9–14, E16v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12546

To James Caird?   [24 March 1880]

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Summary

Discusses James Torbitt’s plan for selective breeding of potatoes, mentioning that he needs and deserves financial aid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Caird
Date:  [24 Mar 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 52: E7v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12547

To James Caird   24 March 1880

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Summary

Draft of a statement about Torbitt’s experiments on potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Caird
Date:  24 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 52: B9–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12548

To James Torbitt   28 March 1880

Summary

"[James] Caird seems satisfied with what I have said of your method and the results hitherto attained." Can now promise to send £90 in the autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  28 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12552

To C. W. Fox   29 March 1880

Summary

Grieves with CWF at the approaching death of his father, W. D. Fox. Remembers how they breakfasted together every day at Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Woodd Fox
Date:  29 Mar 1880
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12554

To James Torbitt   30 March 1880

Summary

Encloses letter about JT’s potato experiments sent to T. H. Farrer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  30 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12555

To H. W. Crosskey   [4 March 1880]

Summary

Thanks HWC and the Birmingham Philosophical Society for their address in his honour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry William Crosskey
Date:  [4 Mar 1880]
Classmark:  Birmingham Daily Post, 21 April 1882, p. 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12503

To J. L. Chester   2 March 1880

Summary

Thanks JLC for his letter, pedigree, and MS of the history of the Darwin family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Lemuel Chester
Date:  2 Mar 1880
Classmark:  James Innes (private collection) (Sold at Bonhams, 13 March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12505F

To James Torbitt   4 March 1880

Summary

Going to London today to speak to T. H. Farrer about funds for potato breeding experiments. "I have told Farrer I would subscribe £50."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  4 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12511

To T. H. Farrer   5 March 1880

Summary

[Letter written as a postscript to 11406.] CD has reread his letter of 7 Mar 1878 about the value of James Torbitt’s work on the potato disease and has nothing to withdraw. Emphasises Torbitt’s need for immediate financial help.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  5 Mar 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (MS 489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12512

To T. H. Huxley   [5 March 1880?]

Summary

Is in town and will call on Sunday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [5 Mar 1880?]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12513

To G. H. Darwin   5 March [1880]

Summary

The Colonel [J. L. Chester] is pleased [see 12509].

Jos[iah Wedgwood III] is dying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12514
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