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To T. H. Farrer   6 May [1869]

Summary

Dislikes the use of the term "degradation" as applied to the closed flowers of Viola species. Species with such self-fertilising flowers also have flowers adapted for crossing. The development of closed flowers adapted to ensure a sufficient stock of seed is progressive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  6 May [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6730

To T. H. Farrer   10 August [1869]

Summary

THF’s view, if confirmed, pleases CD in that what appears a mere morphological character is found to be of use. Carl Nägeli has been attacking him on this head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6859

To T. H. Farrer   10 October [1869]

Summary

Sympathises with THF at being forestalled by Delpino, but urges him to publish confirmation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6930

To T. H. Farrer   20 October [1869]

Summary

Comments on notes made by THF on Passiflora and Tacsonia. Suggests he examine more species. Recalls his own observations on P. princeps and Tacsonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  20 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6945

To T. H. Farrer   [27 November 1869]

Summary

Encloses extract from a letter from Fritz Müller about humming-birds visiting Passiflora, "as a caution about Passiflora in contrast with Tacsonia".

[Signed with CD’s name by Emma Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [27 Nov 1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7013

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

From T. H. Farrer   9 October 1869

Summary

Federico Delpino’s book has very nearly all that THF has found and a great deal more.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6929

From T. H. Farrer   13 October 1869

Summary

On the fertilisation of Tacsonia and Passiflora.

Encloses a poem, "The Biological Teleologist", written after reading Delpino.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6935

From T. H. Farrer   17 October 1869

Summary

Sends notes on observations of Passiflora and Tacsonia; Hooker thinks they would be worth reading at Linnean Society.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6941

From T. H. Farrer   27 October 1869

Summary

Observations on Passiflora.

Hildebrand on geraniums.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6958

From T. H. Farrer   5 November 1869

Summary

Sends a "guess" about Mimosa leaf structure as an answer to one of CD’s questions.

Has found a Passiflora princeps.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6973

From T. H. Farrer   28 November 1869

Summary

Agrees that it is wise to delay [publishing?] on Passiflora.

Puts queries he wants CD to send [to Fritz Müller] on bees visiting flowers in winter.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7015
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