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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Farrer   20 March 1878

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

20 March/78

My dear Mr Darwin,

I saw Caird yesterday & agreed that I should write to ask you if you yet know what Mr Torbitt proposes to do with your £100, and whether he will want another £100 or more at once or soon.1 We have no doubt we could soon get him another £100 from private sources

Sincerely yours | T H Farrer


CD was working with Farrer and James Caird to obtain government aid for James Torbitt’s potato experiments; CD had sent Torbitt a cheque for £100 to be used if official aid was not forthcoming (see letter from James Torbitt, 6 March 1878).


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

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: 89
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11435,” accessed on 24 September 2023,