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Darwin Correspondence Project

To James Torbitt   6 April 1876


6th April, 1876.

You may publish what I have said.1


See letter from James Torbitt, 6 April 1876 and n. 1. CD’s words in his letter of 4 April 1876 were paraphrased in the Daily Telegraph, 18 April 1876, p. 5; see letter from James Torbitt, 19 April 1876 and n. 7.


Torbitt, James. 1876. Cras credemus. A treatise on the cultivation of the potato from the seed, having for proposed results the extinction of the disease, and a yield of thirty, forty or more tons of tubers per statute acre. (Sent, accompanied by a packet of seed, to each member of the House of Lords; each member of the House of Commons; and the principal landlords of Ulster.) Belfast: printed by Alexander Mayne.


JT may publish CD’s letter.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
James Torbitt
Sent from
Source of text
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10442,” accessed on 9 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24