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From T. H. Farrer   1 March 1871

Summary

Parallel between CD’s account of morality [in Descent], of social instinct preceding selfishness, and Henry Maine’s account of notions of property of a community preceding individual property [in Ancient law (1861)].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7528

From T. H. Farrer   3 March 1871

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Summary

On private property, with regard to tools and arms; comments on Maine’s book and the history of law regarding property.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 165–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7541

From T. H. Farrer   19 June 1871

Summary

Observations on orchids. Ophrys apifera; confirms CD’s observation on pollinia.  The nesting of ducks in trees is an example of change of instinct and habit.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7826

DCP-LETT-7827

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 164: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7827

From T. H. Farrer   11 August 1871

Summary

Sorry he will be away when CD comes down.

Congratulations on Henrietta Darwin’s engagement.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7903

From T. H. Farrer   16 June 1872

Summary

Asks CD for seeds of some plants.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 164: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8390

From T. H. Farrer   17 October 1872

Summary

Suggests possible experiments with Pisum and Lathyrus.

Has read the article CD spoke of; the doctrine of inherited mental and corporeal qualities is most fertile.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 164: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8563

From T. H. Farrer   [before 10 April 1874]

Summary

Observations on Coronilla.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 10 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8854

From T. H. Farrer   3 May 1873

Summary

Hopes affairs will enable him to get back to flowers.

Huxley’s letter [about the fund raised for him] was noble. Would like to have seen CD’s to him.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8896

From T. H. Farrer   12 August 1873

Summary

Observations on effect of water on leaves.

Coronilla.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9005

From T. H. Farrer   12 August [1873]

Summary

Further observations concerning the fertilisation of Coronilla by bees.

Reflections concerning the influence of cultivation (i.e., ploughing) upon variation.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 76a–76b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9005A

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   11 July 1875

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of an experiment on Drosera.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10058

From T. H. Farrer   7 December 1876

Summary

Questions CD on sale of his books in America by Appleton and other publishers; copyright and translation rights.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10704

From T. H. Farrer   31 December 1876

Summary

Much pleased with CD’s book [Cross and self-fertilisation]. Is struck by width and caution of his generalisations and by the application of experiment to processes of life hitherto merely observed.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10742

From T. H. Farrer   26 August 1877

Summary

Counted 40 worm-holes after rain; four or five in the wall.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11112

From T. H. Farrer   5 September 1877

Summary

Sends two papers on Roman ruins at Cirencester, which he asks CD to return.

Worm observations.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11129

From T. H. Farrer   23 September 1877

Summary

Sends "worm journal" – observations of earthworm activity at Abinger.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 50–1, DAR 164: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11150

From T. H. Farrer   2 October 1877

Summary

Hive-bees captured in tubes of nectary of Tritoma. Seems a maladaptation of the bees.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11164

From T. H. Farrer   28 February 1878

Summary

CD’s quest for Government support for potato experiments by James Torbitt.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11384
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