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From T. H. Farrer   8 March 1880

Board of Trade | S.W.


Dear Mr Darwin

I inclose you a note from Caird: and a cheque for £85 including his subscriptions & my own £25—1

I have also written to him about the use of his name, & told him that—if you do use it you or I will shew him the letter first2

Ever yrs | T H Farrer


Board of Trade S.W.

March 8. 80

Dear Farrer

I bring you the produce of my labours—£25. each from Mr. Charles & Mr. Alfred Morrison— £5. from Sir Julian Goldsmid & £5. from myself. £60. altogether.

I dont think more than £100. should be given to the Experimenter unless he can show good reason. It is his own time only that has to be paid for. Mess Morrison wd like to know result—& if you have anything written that I could show them on that point I should be glad. What is his name & address?

Believe me | Very truly Yours | James Caird


James Caird was collecting subscriptions to enable James Torbitt to continue his development of blight-resistant potato varieties; see enclosure and letter from T. H. Farrer, 6 March 1880.
CD was thinking about writing a letter to The Times to invite subscriptions to Torbitt’s fund and wanted to use Caird’s name; see letter to T. H. Farrer, 7 [March 1880].


Encloses note and cheque from James Caird [for Torbitt].

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 161: 2; DAR 164: 98
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12526,” accessed on 26 November 2022,