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To James Caird   24 March 1880

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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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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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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

From James Caird   4 March 1878

Summary

Returns CD’s letter [11389] of which he has kept a copy.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11396

From James Caird   21 March 1878

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Success of James Torbitt’s potato experiments so far does not warrant an application for Government aid.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 161: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11437

From James Caird   25 March 1880

Summary

Is impressed by the scale of Torbitt’s experiments. Discusses financial assistance. If Torbitt’s work succeeds, they will be amply repaid.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 161: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12549

From James Caird   11 October 1880

Summary

Comments on the progress of Torbitt’s experiments.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 161: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12753

From James Caird   3 January 1881

Summary

JC and Farrer are impressed with Torbitt’s papers. Will continue financial support.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 161: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12974
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