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From James Torbitt   24 January 1876

Summary

Are plants that arise from vegetative propagation individuals or merely parts of the original parent plant?

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10365

To James Torbitt   26 January 1876

Summary

Obliged for Belfast Journal.

Almost impossible to determine what constitutes an individual. Definition for sexually reproducing organisms does not apply to lower ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  26 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10368

From James Torbitt   1 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for response to query on what is an individual.

Sends paper on potatoes [see 10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10437

To James Torbitt   4 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for essay [Cras credemus: a treatise on the cultivation of the potato from the seed, having for proposed results the extinction of the disease (1876)] and seeds. Thinks principle on which JT is acting is right.

Cannot allow publication of his earlier letter [10368], as he cannot recall what he wrote.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  4 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10440

From James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

Requests permission to publish CD’s previous letter [10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10441

To James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

JT may publish CD’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10442

From James Torbitt   7 April 1876

Summary

Believes publishing CD’s letter will enable JT to suppress the potato disease several years sooner.

Returns CD’s answer to JT’s question "What is an individual?", and repeats his request for permission to publish it.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10443

From James Torbitt   12 April 1876

Summary

JT still thinks CD’s opinions on "what is an individual?" should be published.

Seeking financial backing for his research.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10448

To James Torbitt   14 April 1876

Summary

Gives advice on breeding of blight-resistant potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10451

From James Torbitt   18 April 1876

Summary

Sends some potato plants and tubers.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10456

From James Torbitt   19 April 1876

Summary

JT’s crossing experiments on potatoes. Attempts to develop resistance to Peronospora.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10458

To James Torbitt   21 April 1876

Summary

Does not think that publishing his letters as advertisement [for potato experiments] would help JT’s cause, so CD cannot give permission.

Regrets that he has neither the time nor health to undertake crossing experiments with JT’s specimens. Discusses crossing varieties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  21 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10463

From James Torbitt   22 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for CD’s assistance and his advice on crossing.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10466

From James Torbitt to the House of Commons   6 March 1877

Summary

Exposes means whereby considerable amounts of whisky are being produced duty-free.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  House of Commons
Date:  6 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10881

To James Torbitt   30 July 1877

Summary

Makes suggestions regarding statement on potato experiments to be published in Daily News.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  30 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 148: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11081

From H. E. Stanley to James Torbitt   29 December 1877

Summary

Reports on potatoes grown from Torbitt’s seed.

Author:  Henry Edward John Stanley, 3d Baron Stanley and 2d Baron Eddisbury
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  29 Dec 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11296

From James Torbitt   24 February 1878

Summary

Wants CD to forward to Chancellor of Exchequer a letter which explains the progress he has made in his potato crossing. Wants to print a CD letter to arouse public interest in the work.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 52: E2, DAR 178: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11373

To James Torbitt   26 February 1878

Summary

Comments on letter on potato experiments JT intends to publish. Will talk with T. H. Farrer concerning JT’s work. Could he undertake work if aided by moderate grant or subscription?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  26 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11378

From James Torbitt   28 February 1878

Summary

Thanks for letter. Prepared to continue experiments if aided. Thinks of distributing new [potato] varieties. Believes seeds should be planted this spring.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 484
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11382

To James Torbitt   [28 February 1878]

Summary

T. H. Farrer will consider which department of Government to apply to [for funds for potato experiments]. Government will probably ask Hooker for advice, so CD has written to him. How much money does JT need?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  [28 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11383
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