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To T. H. Farrer   12 July 1875

Summary

Describes difficulty of conditions for the experiment with Drosera suggested by THF.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  12 July 1875
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10060

To T. H. Farrer   18 January [1874]

Summary

Thanks THF for information from Colonial Office on population statistics showing the inhabitants of some areas are far from becoming sterile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  18 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362

To T. H. Farrer   31 July [1877]

Summary

THF is seeking advice regarding the selection of an entomologist to carry out some duties [apparently pest destruction].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 July [1877]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11083

To T. H. Farrer   27 August [1877]

Summary

CD is delighted with report from THF about activity of worms in Roman-British ruins at Abinger.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  27 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11114

To T. H. Farrer   24 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks THF for the diary of worm activity at Abinger site.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  24 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11151

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

From James Caird to T. H. Farrer   2 March 1878

Summary

Concerns [James] Torbitt’s potato plants and the question of their trial by the Experimental Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society and a request to the Government for the needed expense. THF and CD to set a date for consultation with the botanist [William] Carruthers.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11394F

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

To T. H. Farrer   27 June [1879]

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Summary

Wishes to call on THF to discuss the situation with regard to Horace Darwin [who wishes to marry THF’s daughter, Emma Cecilia (Ida)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  27 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12125

To T. H. Farrer   13 October 1879

Summary

Rejoices at THF’s consenting to the marriage of his daughter Ida and Horace Darwin, although the match is a poor one for Ida "in a worldly point of view". [See 12253.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct 1879
Classmark:  English Heritage, Down House (EH 88207898)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12256A
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