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To T. H. Farrer   14 February 1880

Summary

Torbitt too poor to go on with [potato] experiments. If anything is to be done it must be by Government.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  14 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12479

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. Farrer   7 [March 1880]

Summary

Describes subscription for Torbitt [to continue potato experiments]. Would dislike writing to any paper, but Hensleigh [Wedgwood] and Erasmus [Darwin] advise CD to write to the Times.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  7 [Mar 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 101; DAR 177: 340
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12523

To T. H. Farrer   9 March 1880

Summary

Thanks THF for his contribution; now has £170 to permit Torbitt to carry on his experiments. Describes the scale of the experiments and his belief in their value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  9 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 202: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12528

To T. H. Farrer   1 October 1880

Summary

Sends some questions raised by THF’s notes on earthworms at Abinger; he plans to use them in his book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  1 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12732

To T. H. Farrer   8 October 1880

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Summary

Questions the exact location of rooms and trenches at Abinger excavation [for Earthworms].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  8 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/35); DAR 185: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12743

To T. H. Farrer   10 October [1880]

Summary

Thanks THF for notes on Abinger excavation. Asks for more castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12749

To T. H. Farrer   13 October 1880

Summary

THF’s copybook has cleared up all points. The castings are invaluable. Encloses further queries [missing].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12755

To T. H. Farrer   13 October [1880]

Summary

Is worried about brick particles in worm-castings. Asks THF for castings from a site where possible error would be avoided.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12756

To T. H. Farrer   20 October 1880

Summary

Has started experiment to see whether particles of stone become rounded in the gizzards of worms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  20 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12766

To T. H. Farrer   30 December 1880

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Summary

Statement of money transactions with James Torbitt and record of year’s success enclosed. Torbitt desires him to return £90. He is doubtful of being able to continue this spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  30 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12956

From T. H. Farrer   6 March 1880

Summary

Suggests Torbitt make a report on his progress so far.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12522

From T. H. Farrer   8 March 1880

Summary

Encloses note and cheque from James Caird [for Torbitt].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 161: 2; DAR 164: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12526

From T. H. Farrer   8 March 1880

Summary

Agrees that CD should write to the Times [about Torbitt’s potato experiments].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12527

From T. H. Farrer   12 March 1880

Summary

Encloses letter from James Caird, who has entire confidence in CD’s appropriation of the money [collected for Torbitt’s experiments].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 161: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12533

From T. H. Farrer   6 October 1880

Summary

Replies to CD’s questions [in 12732] regarding the Abinger Hall excavations.

Torbitt.

Family news.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12739

From T. H. Farrer   9 October 1880

Summary

Sends the marked plans of the Abinger Hall excavation site.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12748

From T. H. Farrer   10 October 1880

Summary

Replies to CD’s questions about worms at Abinger ruins.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12751

From T. H. Farrer   16 October 1880

Summary

Notes and replies to queries on worm-castings and worm activity on a rubble-covered road.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 63: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12762
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