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Darwin Correspondence Project

To T. H. Farrer   [after 2 March 1878]1

[4 Bryanston Street, London.]

My dear Farrer.

The enclosed came whilst you were here. but I did not open it.2

Yours &c. | C. Darwin.

P.S. I think the best plan would be to send the long letter to you (after corrections, additions & parts omitted.) to Hooker & get him to express an opinion on the whole scheme.—3


The date is established by the reference to CD’s ‘long letter’ (see n. 3, below).
The enclosure has not been identified. Farrer visited CD in London on 28 March 1878 (letter to James Torbitt, [28 February 1878]), and possibly later.
CD planned to make revisions to his letter to Farrer of 2 March 1878 (see letter to T. H. Farrer, [4 March 1878]). CD had also been consulting Joseph Dalton Hooker about James Torbitt’s plan to breed blight-resistant potatoes (see letter to J. D. Hooker, [1 March 1878]).


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.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 144: 1
Physical description
C 1p encl

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11401,” accessed on 16 September 2023,