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To T. H. Farrer   [28 February 1878]

Summary

THF would do a good deal if he gets Agricultural Society to rear cross-fertilised seeds. Society excellent channel for distribution of fungus-proof variety [of potato]. If James Torbitt will carry on work another year, CD will offer him £100.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [28 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11388

To T. H. Farrer   2 March 1878

Summary

Describes James Torbitt’s plan for producing disease-resistant potato varieties. [Letter is an earlier version of 11406.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11389

To T. H. Farrer   [4 March 1878]

Summary

Agricultural Society will not do potato experiments. Torbitt telegraphs that seeds to be sown tomorrow. Memorial with a few signatures might get grant from Government. Hooker believes plan the right one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [4 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11397

To T. H. Farrer   [after 2 March 1878]

Summary

Forwards letter from James Caird concerning funds for potato experiments. CD will correct his letter to THF [11389] and then forward it to Hooker for his opinion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [after 2 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11401

To T. H. Farrer   7 March 1878

Summary

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  7 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London: Farrer, T. H.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11406

To T. H. Farrer   7 March 1878

Summary

If THF and James Caird [Enclosure Commissioner] approve of enclosed letter, CD will send it to Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  7 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 92; Linnean Society of London (MS 489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11407

To T. H. Farrer   11 March 1878

Summary

Has returned letter to Caird and dispatched corrected letter to Hooker [11406] [concerning potato experiments].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11412

To T. H. Farrer   13 March 1878

Summary

Hooker approves of Torbitt’s plan [concerning potato experiments]. Torbitt, wine and spirit merchant in Belfast, highly respectable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11421

To T. H. Farrer   26 March [1878]

Summary

James Caird does not think Torbitt’s success justifies application to Government. Torbitt has four acres planted with seedlings. Has sent back CD’s £100. Shall CD insist that he keep it?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  26 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11447

To T. H. Farrer   31 March 1878

Summary

Thanks THF and James Caird for their assistance. Will send back the £100 to Torbitt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 96b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11457

To T. H. Farrer   7 May [1878]

Summary

Has received Ledum with its captured flies.

"At present I care for nothing in this wide world except the biology of seedling plants."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  7 May [1878]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11495

To T. H. Farrer   8 May [1878]

Summary

Doubts Ledum warrants investigation. Glands probably serve only to protect the flowers against crawling insects, which would not cross-fertilise them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  8 May [1878]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11496

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

From T. H. Farrer   9 March 1878

Summary

Believes letter from CD endorsed by JDH will virtually guarantee Government or private support for Torbitt’s experiments. Queries experimental procedure.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11409

From T. H. Farrer   9 March 1878

Summary

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

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11410

From T. H. Farrer   20 March 1878

Summary

What does Torbitt propose to do with CD’s £100; does he want another £100 now or soon?

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11435

From T. H. Farrer   29 March 1878

Summary

Suggests Torbitt proceed with his work for this year; if he wishes to continue next year THF will try to arrange Government support.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11454

From T. H. Farrer   4 May 1878

Summary

Sends Ledum, the nectar of which catches many insects.

Describes his Primula varieties.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11494
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