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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

From T. H. Farrer   5 June 1870

Summary

Has sent F. Müller "a long screed" about the Passiflora.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7219

From T. H. Farrer   29 June 1870

Summary

Has procured a Passiflora flower at last. Structure suited for humming-birds rather than bees.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7254

From T. H. Farrer   27 October 1870

Summary

Returning CD’s books.

Sympathises with women’s lot in life.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7351

From T. H. Farrer   15 December 1870

Summary

Forgot to send books.

Saw Miss [Henrietta] Darwin; chastised her for being out when book [Descent] has not yet appeared.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7391

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   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
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