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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

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

To T. H. Farrer   23 October 1879

Summary

Forwards newspaper reports by growers of Torbitt’s potatoes. Torbitt is in much distress and CD fears all his work will be thrown away unless he is aided.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  23 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 144: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12268
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