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From T. H. Farrer   11 July 1875

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of an experiment on Drosera.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10058

From T. H. Farrer   7 December 1876

Summary

Questions CD on sale of his books in America by Appleton and other publishers; copyright and translation rights.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10704

From T. H. Farrer   31 December 1876

Summary

Much pleased with CD’s book [Cross and self-fertilisation]. Is struck by width and caution of his generalisations and by the application of experiment to processes of life hitherto merely observed.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10742

From T. H. Farrer   26 August 1877

Summary

Counted 40 worm-holes after rain; four or five in the wall.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11112

From T. H. Farrer   5 September 1877

Summary

Sends two papers on Roman ruins at Cirencester, which he asks CD to return.

Worm observations.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11129

From T. H. Farrer   23 September 1877

Summary

Sends "worm journal" – observations of earthworm activity at Abinger.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 50–1, DAR 164: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11150

From T. H. Farrer   2 October 1877

Summary

Hive-bees captured in tubes of nectary of Tritoma. Seems a maladaptation of the bees.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11164

From T. H. Farrer   28 February 1878

Summary

CD’s quest for Government support for potato experiments by James Torbitt.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11384

From T. H. Farrer   9 March 1878

Summary

Believes letter from CD endorsed by JDH will virtually guarantee Government or private support for Torbitt’s experiments. Queries experimental procedure.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11409

From T. H. Farrer   9 March 1878

Summary

Caird agrees that there will be no difficulty in getting finances.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11410

From T. H. Farrer   20 March 1878

Summary

What does Torbitt propose to do with CD’s £100; does he want another £100 now or soon?

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11435

From T. H. Farrer   29 March 1878

Summary

Suggests Torbitt proceed with his work for this year; if he wishes to continue next year THF will try to arrange Government support.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11454

From T. H. Farrer   4 May 1878

Summary

Sends Ledum, the nectar of which catches many insects.

Describes his Primula varieties.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11494

From T. H. Farrer   4 May 1879

Summary

Is struck by the amazing variations of the hardy Primula varieties.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12031

From T. H. Farrer to Horace Darwin   [before 27 June 1879]

Summary

Explains why he does not approve of an engagement between his daughter, Emma Cecilia (Ida) Farrer and Horace Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [before 27 June 1879]
Classmark:  English Heritage, Down House (EH 88207899)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12124F

From T. H. Farrer   12 October 1879

Summary

Gives up his wish to keep secret the engagement of his daughter to Horace Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12253

From T. H. Farrer   30 October 1879

Summary

Has Torbitt any further results? THF has forgotten what he had proposed to do.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12279

From T. H. Farrer   2 November 1879

Summary

Concerning the settlement for Horace Darwin and Ida.

Will give CD’s potato papers to Lord Sandon.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12287

From T. H. Farrer   2 January [1881]

Summary

Concerning subscriptions raised for Torbitt’s experiments on potato disease.

Comments on CD’s latest book [Movement in plants].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 164: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12395

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
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