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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Farrer   9 March 1878

Board of Trade, | Whitehall Gardens. | S.W.

9 March/78

Dear Mr Darwin

The inclosed has just been left by Caird.1 He thinks there would be no difficulty on such a letter as yours indorsed by Hooker in getting another £100 or more from private persons.2 But he suggests that £100 at a time is enough: at any rate until we hear that more is wanted.

Will you return the inclosed to James Caird Esqr

Copyhold Commission

3 St James Square

Sincerely yours | T H Farrer


The enclosure from James Caird not been found; it was evidently returned (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 11 March 1878).
CD had written a letter of support for James Torbitt’s experiments on the breeding of blight-resistant potatoes (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 7 March 1878 and enclosure, and first letter from T. H. Farrer, 9 March 1878). CD had also sought support from Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to J. D. Hooker, [3 or 4 March 1878]).


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

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Board of Trade
Source of text
DAR 164: 88
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11410,” accessed on 26 November 2022,