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From T. H. Farrer   3 April 1875

Summary

Payne will send vine cuttings.

Thomas Belt has been visiting; they are to meet Huxley.

He is moved by denudation of the Weald.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9913

From T. H. Farrer   5 November 1881

Summary

Has received Earthworms.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 164: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13461

From T. H. Farrer   13 January 1882

Summary

Potatoes [from Torbitt experiment] sent him for eating were very poor. Those for seed produced abundantly, but have not resisted disease better than other kinds that Payne [his gardener] has grown.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 164: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13617

From Thomas Henry Farrer   17 May 1868

Summary

Raises a question about a statement in Orchids; his observations differ.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 163: 14/2; DAR 164: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6178

From T. H. Farrer   18 May 1868

Summary

Is confirmed about the bending of the fly orchid pollinia. [See "Fertilisation of orchids", Collected papers 2: 141.]

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6183

From T. H. Farrer   4 June 1868

Summary

Describes work with pollinia of another Orchis species.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6229

From T. H. Farrer   10 September 1868

Summary

Sends a paper he has written [on scarlet runner].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6361

From T. H. Farrer   17 September 1868

Summary

Encouraged by CD’s reply. Sends another paper, on blue Lobelia.

Asks advice on books.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6373

From T. H. Farrer   20 September 1868

Summary

Sends an addition to Lobelia paper; admires adaptations for fertilisation.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6381

From T. H. Farrer   24 September 1868

Summary

Wonderful how every flower one looks at is explained by, and throws light on, the fertilising process.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6391

From T. H. Farrer   26 October 1868

Summary

Delighted with mechanisms of Salvia and Viola. How can anyone who compares structure of Viola cornuta and common violet still suppose them to be separate creations?

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6432

From T. H. Farrer   2 November 1868

Summary

The conversion of Asa Gray must be a pleasure.

CD’s doctrine accounts for and gives a vera causa of structures.

Discusses F. Hildebrand’s book.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6445

From T. H. Farrer   21 November 1868

Summary

Thinks CD’s views of insect agency and crossing might explain structure and variations of papilionaceous flowers. Lists five points. Asks CD’s opinion.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 49; Linnean Society of London, MS Case 6B, No. 299
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6470

From T. H. Farrer   30 November 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for advice to watch the action and not only the structure [of plants].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6485

From Thomas Henry Farrer   15 January 1869

Summary

Red tape leaves no time for botany.

New ministry laudably attempting economies.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6556

From T. H. Farrer   5 May 1869

Summary

Justifies his use of term "degraded" by comparing contrivances for cross-fertilisation in different species of Viola.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 111: A79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6727

From T. H. Farrer   9 May 1869

Summary

Thanks CD for lesson that it is wrong to call any plant which lives and thrives "degraded".

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6739

From T. H. Farrer   8 August 1869

Summary

Speculates on the function of the separate stamen of papilionaceous flowers.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6857

From T. H. Farrer   12 August 1869

Summary

Will work on papilionaceous flowers since CD encourages it. Discusses function of hairs in certain plants.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6861

From T. H. Farrer   18 September 1869

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of a paper he has written on papilionaceous flowers.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6898
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